In 2013, I picked Patience, Trust, and Spiritual as my watchwords for the year. I wanted to focus on growing these qualities within myself as well as strengthening my relationship with God. No one can ever be perfect and I think my watchwords bit off a little bit more than I could chew to be honest. Yes, my patience has grown but I still want things to go my way. Yes, I am slowly growing my trust in the process of life but it's hard to be committed to whatever life throws your way. Fortunately, my relationships and discovering myself this year are helping me to grow in my trust.
And I don't know what to say about my spirituality this year. To be honest, it's the resolution that came firing out of the gate but seemed to wane throughout the year. I guess my problem is that there is not one "standard" goal to be reached in my relationship with God. My spirituality is going to be built up by my own beliefs and actions towards my relationship with God. My actions are lacking but my belief is strong. This year has proven to me that God puts into your life exactly what you need at that moment. I think the shining example from this year is that I found out I got into the Masters of Accounting program at UGA on Valentine's Day. I took it as a sign from God that the MAcc was my focus and anything that wasn't contributing positively to that goal should be set aside. Once again, God works in mysterious ways and set the path for me to discover Europe while also building a bond with a guy I would have never expected to be in my life. I was committed to me and my career this summer and then God decided someone incredibly important could contribute to my experience. I will never understand God's timing and I still want to work on my relationship with God, but I realize that my continuous commitment to him will bring about a life full of joy.
So 2013 was the year of events that moved my life in so many positive directions while also leading me on the path of strengthening myself. I guess that's why I like coming back to the blog each January because it helps me to reflect on how much I have grown in the past 12 months. I want to make a list of everything that happened but I don't know if it's actually that important. The most important part of my year was coming to the realization that I am exactly where I am suppose to be at this very moment and God is going to shape me into the person that I am suppose to be with each adventure of my life.