Bring It, 2014!
Happy New Year!
I said goodbye to 2013 with some Just Dance with some high school students and then sweet tea with momma while belting out New York, New York. What a crazy year it was. This year has certainly proved to the most challenging year for me in pretty much every way, but to make up for it I have made new friends and made more memories with old friends that will last a lifetime. I couldn't imagine my life without some of these people.
In 2014, I want to spend more time outside all by myself. I love sharing adventures with friends, but I have seen just how much the Lord speaks to me when I take time to get alone with him in a place where there are no distractions.
I want to be brave and start conquering my bucket list (I've made much progress on my Liberty one, now just for the life one. I will most certainly be crossing off that bachelor's degree!). I want to take a pottery class, run a 5k, and get myself a typewriter. I want to get in the habit of waking up early again because mornings are simply glorious.
I need to learn how to play my ukelele. 2014 will be the year that Jessi will finally learn to play an instrument. I feel somewhat bad for my roommate. Maybe I'll buy her earplugs for the first month or so...
I hope there are more days of hiking, hammocking, and bike rides in 2014. I hope there are more postcards and handwritten letters. I want to continue to know and love Jesus more. I want to be braver. I want to know that I am not defined by what others think of me or what I think of me.
These are just a few of the vague hopes that I have for 2014. I can't wait to see what the Man upstairs has in store. What about you? What are your hopes and dreams for this new year?
Happy New Year my friends!
Photo Cred: Abbey Deer Photography
Written by Jessi Francis