That's a wrap 2019
Updated: Dec 31, 2019
Where does the time go?! When I was younger I always heard adults say that time flies and never truly understood until I got older. A lot happens within just a year! I am thankful for every memory I have of this year. One of the hardest years, but most rewarding years of my life so far.
One of the main things that come to mind when I think of 2019 is that I am not in control. I have control over certain areas of my life but, I do not have control of people or situations. This year I had to learn to be patience and remember that God is in control of every big and small detail. It is so easy to get distracted by the fact that we cannot control every aspect of our lives. Time and time again I had to remember to give it to God and rest in His peace. It is not always easy to just "give it to God" but trust me friend, He will take care of you. There have been many times when I thought I knew best and did it my way and it turned into something harder. I am not promising that it will be the way you are praying or hoping for, but His plan is far greater than any situation we could have full control over. He truly knows best and wants to protect your heart. ❤️
Another thing that 2019 has taught me is to be present. The world we live in has so many distractions that it is very easy to get lost. Being present to me means engaging with those around me. I have the tendency to catch up with friends via social media rather than connecting with others in real life. The connections online matter, but being fully present with someone is worth it! The time you get with someone is so precious and you might not have as much time with them as you think. Life can be taken away so easily so remember to enjoy the here and now instead of dwelling in the past or fearing about the future. There is so much joy to be found when we focus just on the present.
The last thing that 2019 has taught me is to take care of myself. I am not saying to be selfish and focus solely on me, but I am saying that it is okay to say no. If you are into the enneagram, I am a 2w3. So personality has the tendency to put my needs on the back burner. Which often results in becoming easily drained and suppressing my emotions. This year I learned to take moments out of my week and day that are just for me. To do things that fill me back up like reading the word, journaling, making something with my hands. I noticed when I took the time to do those things I felt so much joy. Simple things can fill our cup back up. It's hard to pour our cup when there is nothing left to give. Remember to take time for yourself you aren't being selfish and that it is okay to say no to someone.
If you want the spark notes version of this post here it is: there is peace in not having control, be present with those around you, and do something for yourself at least once a week.
All this to say, peace 2019. You were the best year of my life and I can't believe our memories are already gone. Cheers to a new year!