How I survived 2013

16 Dec

Greetings Webbies!

It has been one full year from my hiatus of blogging. During this year, I have experienced some clarity slowly developing in my life. You might be wondering what I have been up to.  Here are some of my BIG and small accomplishments for 2013:

  1. I turned 20
  2. One full year in North Carolina
  3. Got my first job ever! (Woo-hoo!)
  4. I am learning how to drive
  5. I got my permit
  6. I was a live-in nanny to a SPECTACULAR  little girl and we HEALED each others SOUL
  7. First mission trip ever (Haiti)
  8. First time ever leaving the US
  9. Visited 2 countries (Haiti and Dominican Republic)
  10. I got to meet amazing new friends
  11. I am becoming more sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit
  12. I let go and let God, this year I let God lead me
  13. Volunteering in Children’s Ministry
  14. Babysit in the church’s nursery and for a family from church
  15. I am slowly starting to be comfortable around more people, with feeling only a small amount of anxiety
  16. I am SLOWLY  paying my student loans off
  17. I saved some money and bought my self some furniture! (Yay! Room makeover)

Often, I have a hard time recognizing all the worthy things I am doing. Through the overwhelming sense that my accomplishments do not count because I can always “do better.” Looking back at this past year, I am so grateful for all the opportunities God has given me to learn more. About myself. About my life. About my spiritual walk. About my environment.

So, how did I survive 2013?

God.  Plain and simple.

I learned more about trusting God in the one month before leaving for Haiti, than I did in my entire twenty years of life combined. I survived because I trusted God to give me the strength when I thought I could not go on any longer. God gave me some amazing people this year to help me along and give me the support I needed to keep my focus on him and not the world.

I am learning not to care about the opinions of the world. NO, I am not in college. NO, I do not have a full-time job. NO, I do not have a boyfriend or husband.  NO, I do not know where I want to go in life. Wait for it … and NO, this does not make me any less successful than anyone else.

By the grace of God, I survived 2013. I am grateful for my 525,949 minutes. I hope that I spent more of those minutes serving God rather than myself.

I am praying God will give me the opportunity to keep everyone updated this coming year. My yearlong break from writing has given me the time to sort and rearrange my ever-changing priorities. This past year I lived by “Let go, let GOD.” In the upcoming weeks, I will be praying on this coming year and how God will lead me and use me.

Until next time,

Kalah

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