Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday (eve) Revelations

On the eve of the dawn of my 24th year on this earth, I figured it was time to share some of the fabulous things that have happened this year. And let me just say, it has been a fabulous year.

-I began the dreaded process of paying back my student loans. But, I have realized through countless conversations that every single penny is worth the education and friendships Samford afforded me. Believe me, it's ZERO fun giving my paycheck to Sallie Mae (a stern mistress), but I loved SU... so it's a love hate relationship.

-I grew deeper in my relationship with the Lord. Which began during my 22nd year, continued through this past year, and hopefully will only grow stronger as I move forward. Through thick and thin, he's the one I can count on, even when everyone else fails me (as humans tend to do).

-I found out I get to be an aunt/nana anna. It wasn't always an easy road for my sweet big sissy and brother ben, but the Lord's timing is more perfect than our own. I cannot wait to meet our lil nugget come april. I know he'll be our little prince.

-I have had not one but two fabulous, fun-filled TNB reunions. I can't begin to describe them, so I won't even try. But in case the instagrams didn't depict it well enough... they were a blast.

-I fell in love. I'm not one for super sappy-ness .. (well, except for here), but it's true. I'm so incredibly grateful for this relationship. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and I never would have guessed going to a halloween party would make me so very happy.

-I planned my very first event for work. Granted, I went to the bathroom in a long meeting and came back with the assignment, but it was amazing, if I do say so myself. But don't take my word for it... ask anyone who was at the MBQ Innovation Awards.

-I became a true Grizzlies fan and I now bleed Tiger Blue. I picked a "random" Grizz player in order to "not be a bandwagon fan" and lo and behold QPon now has his very own billboard. And in case you've been living under a rock... I'm obsessed with tigers.

-I completed my first cleanse...and survived.

-I purchased my very own gym membership (no aid from mis padres). For which I am very proud. 

-I have met fantastic people in Memphis and made connections elsewhere. Cheers for networking.

-I have realized that while I am a 23 (almost 24-year-old) living in my (redone) childhood room with my (awesome) parents, paying off student loans (goal is only a few months away, praise the Lord), and commuting over 30 minutes (one-way) to get to work everyday.. I'm beyond freakishly happy.

So, as I enter this new year of life, I choose to actually live it. And choose to be happy, no matter the circumstances. Because the ups and the downs are what keeps things interesting. And I do, wholeheartedly believe that happiness is a choice.

So, who's with me?


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