Last Friday, I had my birthday. I left the year of sixteen behind. I had time to think about it, mull over it. Every birthday I think about how another year has gone by, and in such a fast way. Honestly, it can be a tad bit depressing, especially if you haven't accomplished all that you desired to. But it can also be wonderful. And I enjoyed thinking of all the things that the Lord did for me in my sixteenth year.
I became an aunt. This is the most wonderful thing. I've always loved babies, and little children, but you never connect with someone the same as you would if you're related to them. And little Rachel Marie is just a doll baby.
I joined Go Teen Writers. My writing has improved drastically, I'm sure, since I joined this wonderful writing site for teens. I've also found so much encouragement and friends through their Facebook group. I'm so glad I found them!
I got to 50,000 words for the first time in a WIP. This is a big deal for me. 50K is A LOT of words. And thanks to Go Teen Writers, and what I hope was hard work, I managed to get past the 50K mark. This year, I'm shooting to finish a book. ;)
I joined CYT. CYT is Christian Youth Theater, and it was one of my dreams to go there since 2009. Last fall the dream finally came true, when I auditioned, and got into The Little Mermaid.
I made new friends. This is a culminations of many things. I met people through GTW, CYT, and my local theater group. God has blessed me with a rich crop of friends in my life, and I can't think where I would be without them.
I got my first solo. I'm playing Glinda and Auntie Em in my local theater's production of Wizard of Oz (with new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber.). I have two solos, and since I love to sing, it's something I was hoping to get to do someday.
I learned more about God. This is the most important change that's happened in my life. Drawing closer to the Lord is more important then anything, and I just love to learn more about my Savior, and be able to share His love with others!
I've probably missed some of the changes that have taken place in my life. There have been good, there have been bad. But the good far outweigh the bad, and I am so so thankful to God for every door he's opened for me this past year. Sixteen was a wonderful year, and I'm so excited to see what God has in store for seventeen.
~ a rambling author