Like most people write Christmas letters, I’d like to write this 2013 “letter” and give you a glance of what I’ve been through this 2013 season.
First of all, I turned 17 this year. Being close to adulthood is crazy, but I’m learning. I’ve made mistakes and learned from them a lot this year and it’s taught me so much.
Second, I got my permit. Yes, I know it’s a year later than when most people get it, but I was so busy the year I turned 16 that I never had a chance to go for it.
Third, I’ve been active in my church worship team, playing God’s music through my musical talent and loving every minute of it. I’ve grown close to the director and she’s like my second mom. The music and tech team are like my second family and I wouldn’t know what I would do without them.
I also have this friend, and he’s going to college for ministry, and I am just thankful that he’s been in my life since I started going to that church because his actions and the way he talks about God’s Word has had a huge impact on me in a positive way and I’m grateful for that.
I’ve fallen for this guy I go to church with, and no, it’s not the friend I mentioned above. He’s a great guy, and I don’t know if he likes me or even knows that I like him, but I like him, and that’s all that matters to me at the moment.
All my friends out there have been huge parts of my life and how it’s changed this year. Junior year wouldn’t have been the same without them. The first friend I want to thank is my bestest friend in the whole world, the one who I’ve been bestest friends with since 3rd grade elementary, same class. She’s been there for me since the beginning and will be there with me through to the end. There hasn’t been one thing I can’t talk to her about. I know I can always go to her for anything when I’m having a down day or need to just vent about something that bugged me. I love her today, and I always will. Love her to death, and if she wouldn’t be in my life today, I don’t know where I would be.
My sister, I need to thank her. We weren’t always close, but we got significantly close since freshman year, and it stayed that way. She’s the one I know that if we were legit biological sisters, we’d fight, but forgive each other two minutes later.
All my other friends, new found ones especially like Wes, Joseph (aka Margoth’s stalker), Lauren Y., and almost the whole back of the bus, have been the life of the party whenever we all ride the bus together… not a quiet moment when all like 10 of us are on. Makes life more exciting.
My family.. plays a huge part in my success as a student, musician, trainer, and family member. I can’t express how much they’ve been there for me and makes sure that I have the encouragement and confidence to pursue my dreams. Thanks, Family. I love you all with every inch of my heart.
On another note, my service puppy I raised for a year went back this past summer for her 2nd year of training, and she needs to have tests done in the next week or two for her legs, so I’m hoping that she is okay and will become a service dog.
That’s practically my 2013 year. Nothing too exciting, like it usually never is.