2015 was an unbelievable year for me. It started in Austria, where I hung out with over 300 American Military kids living in Europe and ended in New York City with my Mammy. The amount of unexpected travel and memories I made is out of this world. I flew to 4 different countries and across America (a few times). I somehow convinced some of my favorite people that a hot air balloon ride and wine tasting in the same day was a good idea (turns out it was a fantastic idea). I took 14 girls, that I had never met before to summer camp, all while trying to continue to be a good leader to my current seniors. My career was booming and I worked insane hours. When I looked back on the continuing education I took this past year, I went to a class every 4-6 weeks without even realizing it. Being in business for yourself is both rewarding and stressful, but the education is always inspiring and reminds me why I'm in this business. I have so many more memories that I could touch on, but then you would be reading this post for daayyzz. Don't worry, my adventure page is in the works!
How did I get so lucky to have had these doors open for me this past year? I will never know. What I do know is my prayers were definitely answered. I'm not perfect and living in a broken world isn't easy. Pulling closer to Him is something I remind myself of daily. I tend to fail, and it's a good thing He's so gracious to forgive. I have built many friendships along the way and have gone deeper with existing ones. I've been a part of many happy times but also heart wrenching times with some people I hold so dear to my heart. I had a phenomenal 2015 but I know for many, they were ready for 2016.
Now that 2016 is here, let me tell you that I had a booming start! Times Square?? Pinch me! I'm dreaming! Now that I've settled back into reality. I'm starting to look at 2016 and think to myself, "what do you have in store for me?" I've already had to deal with some pretty heavy stuff. I've seen many of my loved ones around me in pain. Heart-Wrenching-Pain. I'm 11 days into the new year and I'm experiencing so much agony for people I care deeply about. I have no control over any of it, that's the worst part. All I can do is sit back and offer love and support.
Thank you 2015 for showing me what I am truly capable of and that when you want something bad enough, you can make it happen with a little effort. 2016, I have mixed feelings about you so far.. Bring it!
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