How on earth is it December, peeps?
It seems like yesterday I wrote a "Welcome To 2014" post, and I was sitting at the kitchen table writing out a long, long list of things I wanted to do. Heaven knows where that list is, and I probably didn't even do anything on it. Maybe one or two things.
So, what did I do this year?
I can think of a lot of things I didn't do. Things I failed at.
Like finishing 9th grade.
Getting to bed on time and getting more sleep.
Walking my dog consistently.
Reading my Bible consistently.
Like being a good housekeeper and helping with cleaning more.
Like reorganizing my room and keeping it clean.
It is really easy to get thinking about what we failed at. What we didn't do. So sometimes I have to stop and look at what I did do.
Like getting my drivers permit.
Like learning to live with a cast on my arm, and overcoming joint problems and pain.
Like living with a mom for 4 days and helping care for her 3 little children.
Like going to camp with my best friend.
Like taking standardized testing and getting good scores.
Like driving to Maine and back, and having all those adventures.
Like volunteering at the library.
Like spending probably over 3 months of time with my grandparents this year.
Like still plugging along at school, despite being really far behind and getting discouraged.
Like volunteering twice at a distribution center for Operation Christmas Child.
Like making plans to go to Texas and see one of my very best friends for the first time ever.
Like making plans to, once I turn 16, get a job.
Like spending time building relationships with people
Like helping with our church through community dinners, weddings, and nursery.
School is my biggest stress for me. I'm way behind. I can't keep up and sometimes I just feel like I should just give up. Like I'm a failure. But, when I look at it, some weeks we are out of the house 3 or 4 of the 5 school days. And in the end, I learning to decide; I would rather take a couple extra years to finish school, and live life, than stay caught up and not live.
Volunteering, babysitting, driving, spending time with my grandparents; these things won't always be around. I'm not saying to forgo all responsibility. I'm just saying to let go of the stress of responsibility. If worrying about getting behind is hindering you from spending time with and helping others, than maybe it's time to take a look again at what is important.
I know this blog has been a little wacky lately. My life has been too.
Just keeping plugging along guys. We can do this.
We are Daughters of the King.
ps. Check out my "Find Me Elsewhere // Contact Me" page. I just added it. =)