In the moments that present themselves daily, in the routines that sometimes become hum-drum points in my day I always want to remain thankful. I am living the life I always wanted to live. I guess I have been so busy planning and going that I forgot to stop and take inventory of all that has actually happened. I forgot to rejoice and give thanks to God for it all. But now that I am doing just that I remain in awe. Yes, I have a lot of work before me but all this is still everything I asked for.
Morgan Harper-Nichols reminded me to never take the year for granted. In her own words she reminded me that this time last year I would not know how I would get to this point in time but by grace I would definitely make it here. And look, here I am! These last 365 days have been doosies but I can't believe that I sit here now before this computer writing about the testimony that was 2017.
I moved into an apartment with my twin brother.
We bought our own Christmas tree.
I found my calling and have ventured towards it everyday since.
I left my job to pursue more of that said calling (Boy, I've always wondered what it would be like to say that and honestly mean it).
I started my own business.
I cut my hair. Not just a trim but like, "New hair, who dis?".
A few family members and friends made their way home.
Those losses still hurt but they taught me to love more.
After months of blank walls I finally put up real art in my room (Hey Ms. Lauryn Hill. Thank you Just and Wesley).
I tried online dating.
Learned to trust and lean on God more.
Cooked dinner for my friends in my apartment.
Drove without any fear for the first time since my accident.