I’m excited about the new year. This year was full to say the least! I have a long list of monumental things that happened since the beginning of 2016. It brings me to tears when I try to process it all. I can’t believe all of the blessings that were poured on me within a year.
A year ago I was single, living with my parents, frustrated with the degree I almost had (but wouldn’t be able to use), and no idea where I was headed in my career.
Here I am today, sitting in the kitchen (that we’re about to start renovating) of the home my husband and I own. I have a job that I love and that challenges me. I am finished my Bachelor’s and starting my Master’s in Library Science in just a couple short weeks. I have a much better understanding of what my future might hold for me when it comes to a career.
I could not have imagined up where I am today. There is a long line of people that I have to thank for helping me get here. Above all of those incredible people is my precious Jesus. He has seen my imperfect, sinful, broken self and still, for some reason, chooses to pour these blessings on my life.
I have a couple of goals for the new year. To get 3/4 of the way through my Master’s degree, to read 75 books, to get through the Bible in its entirety and to love my husband even more at the end of the year than I did at the beginning.
Most of all, I want to look back at who I was at the beginning of 2017 and be so disappointed in the person I was. I want to grow through challenges and conviction. My hope and my prayer is that I will be able to look back and know that I am a better person because of what God has taught me. I want to continue to be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).
What are your goals for 2017? What are you most looking forward to, or thankful you are able to leave behind?