December 31, 2014

14 Lessons in 2014

2014 is a year that I would never trade. It is a year that will bring to tears when I think about it. I guess that means it was a good year. Here is why...

I. What you put into life is what you will get out of it.

II. Love deeply.

III. Friends are invaluable. I have gained new friendships + cultivated old ones. Both I hope to have in my life for many years to come.

IV. God lets you go through a storm to come out with a new insight to life. He has surely shone this to me these past few months as I start the whole college process.

V. Try to understand the persons circumstances instead of judging them.

VI. Even though you have always loved the idea of something and have always thought that is where you're suppose to be, doesn't actually mean that is HIS will for you. He has definitely taken me by surprise with this one...

VII. Hanging out with people who people who are complete opposites of you is not always a bad thing. I have learned a lot about this this year and continue too.

VIII. Following #7 is that hanging out with holy people is not a bad thing either. You just have to find your balance between the two and have an open heart to both.

IX. Homeless people are humans too. Ever since volunteering at a soup kitchen since October I have taken away many messages from it. Many times they are Jesus disguised, sometimes we don't always see that because we blind ourselves from seeing it.

X. I have a very bright future and will make my mark on the world somehow. My SAT score is not the end of my life. I will still wake up tomorrow with many dreams and opportunities even if I didn't get that perfect score.

XI. Cherish each moment and opportunity because you don't know if you'll get it back.

XII. Even though it hurts to say goodbye to someone who has had a great impact on my spiritual well-being I have to trust that we were only suppose to cross paths for a short time.

XIII. Theology of the Body is mind-blowing!!! Seriously, you need to take a TOB class! No wonder he's a saint. #boyfriendinheaven

XIV. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."-Aristotle

2014, you've been real. 2015, I can't wait to see what joys, struggles, pain, memories, and friends you bring.


  1. Are you taking a TOB class?! I am so jealous!!! (Wonderful lessons, my dear. You have learned much! God is good!)

    1. Haha, nooo not yet. I did take a high school intro to TOB through an online homeschooling site. I also covered a little in my senior health class which was on christian marriage, NFP, and all that fun stuff. ;)

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    1. At times it was even MORE awesome living it! :)