Cheers to 25!
Yesterday was my 25th birthday, and I was able to celebrate in Chicago while I'm here for the National Bridal Market (my eighth year of going!).
As I reflect on the past year, I can really see how I grew as a result of many, many growing lessons that I encountered this year. Those lessons weren't always easy to go through or accept, but I can truly say I've grown so much this past year as a result of everything I've faced.
This year, my motto is simple. "For I know the plans I have for you." Jeremiah 29:11.
This year, my plan is to stop trying and start trying to let God be in complete control of my life. I've learned the hard way (once again) that trying to do everything and control the world is draining me mentally, physically, and emotionally.
So instead of going back down that path again this year, I'm going to take a step back and let the small things go. Not worry so much. Stay calm. Breathe.
Will it be easy? No, of course not. Some of my habits are hard-wired. But, I can already tell a difference since becoming aware of this switch I want to make.
God knows what is best for me, and it's definitely in my best interest to trust that completely.