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January was spent body in the classroom mind on a more exciting life anywhere but Northern Michigan.
February I continued to work, study and dream. My wonderful group of friends kept me grounded.
March applications were due, and so were papers. Graduation seemed too far away.
April I quietly turned 19. Road trip to an island off the coast of Georgia, Florida’s freshwater springs and the backcountry of Ohio was a much-needed break.
May I had exhausted my search for a photography internship, so decided to run away to Spain. Oh, and graduated from college.
June was bonfires and beaches. I crammed in as much Northern Michigan summer as I could before heading to Spain.
July I played with 5 and 6 year olds, helped high school kids and businessmen practice their English, and consumed my year’s supply of olive oil in less than a month.
August I wandered through the palaces of Granada, dodged jellyfish with Meghan, and stood in awe of the wonders in Barcelona.
September I cam back to Michigan, lost, and found myself in New York.
October I worked, got lost on the subway, worked, drank lattes in corner cafes, and worked a little more.
November I made friends and saw my first show on Broadway.
December I saw Christmas come in the city. I found a job for the new year.
I came back to the Mitten for the holidays, and here I am now. Looking back I can laugh at my impatience and fretting. He really does work all things for good for those who love Him. I’ve learned so much this year, especially to abide in Christ, to wait, to be still, to trust in His timing. I’m heading back to the city in January to start a new job, a lot of things are still “TBD” but my mind can rest. It’s funny when people ask “So I bet you always dreamed of living in the city?” because I haven’t. It was never even an idea, New York? Take me south to the warmer extremities! It’s crowded, expensive and always busy. But crowded with interesting+dynamic people, expensive because you are in an amazing area with endless opportunity, and always busy with something fun+fascinating. Here’s to another crazy year filled with my plans that “fall through”, turning into something better. 2 0 1 3.