(Translation: “Szia” is used in the Hungarian language as “Hi” or “Bye” in a casual setting. It sounds like “See ya”, without the “y” sound.)
As 2018 came to its end (unlike ANY way I would have predicted at the beginning of the year…), I took some time to reflect what God had been up to in my life throughout the year.
If we’re being honest here, I’d mark this year as “the most monumental”. In the last 12 months, I:
– survived student teaching (which at the time I thought was the hardest thing I’d do in my life… Pshh)
– Graduated with two Bachelor degrees in May
– Coordinated my first vacation without my family
– Worked my fifth summer at the YMCA summer camp
– MOVED ACROSS THE WORLD
– Spent my first holidays away from home
Just in the last four months of the year, I think I’ve grown more, as a person, than I have in my entire life. I’ve been exposed to a lot more of the world than I thought was there to discover. I’ve had to learn a lot more about myself than I wanted challenged. I’ve felt more lonely than I ever have before. My faith and world views seemed to have been turned upside down, spun around, and then given back to me to figure out how to look at them again. I’ve had a lot of questions running through my head like, “What are you doing here?” and “Are you sure you’re doing this right?”.
BUT, through it all, I’ve had no doubt that I am where I’m supposed to be right now. I’ve been the recipient of so much love and support that I cannot even begin to describe to you.
2018 was not what I would have wrote if I was writing my own story, but I’m sure glad the author knows what they’re up to.
2019, I’m not sure what you’re going to hold, but I’m sure you’re going to be full of love, surprises, challenges, and growth.
… I’m buckled in, let’s go.