Photo credit: My friend Jana. Expression courtesy of the broken floorboards I thought I was about to fall through. ;)
I am learning a lot. I mean, a lot.
This past year, (especially this summer,) has been a huge growing period for me. I have learned so very much about relationships, myself, and just life in general. I have found that people never really stay the same -- we are always learning, growing, changing. I look back on myself even a month or two ago, and I am almost shocked at my naivete.
I feel like I've experienced so much, well, life -- especially this summer. I know, I know, I am only seventeen years old, practically a baby. But I feel like every single day has brought about a new experience, which in turn develops and grows my character. I am nowhere near the person I was at sixteen, and I am significantly different from who I was even two months ago.
I am so thankful for this though. I am wiser, I am stronger, I am more confident. I am more me.
I have had my heart broken, then put back together. I have said goodbye to one amazing friend, and hello to a new one. New experiences and opportunities are arising everywhere I look. Life for me is changing, and almost faster than I can keep up with it.
Now, I hope this doesn't sound narcissistic. I am still an immature, silly teenager. I'm sure that I'll look back on this post a year from now, and practically roll my eyes at the irony of it all. God still has an incredibly long way to go when it comes to refining my 'rough spots'.
But really, this year has been amazing, and I cannot wait to see what the next year holds.
So junior year, come at me bro.
p.s. Sorry for the long blogging break! I promise though, I have a lot of new stuff planned, so keep checking back. :)