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  • Writer's pictureMaddy Sims

This year in review: Here's to 2019

I thought I could come on here for an extra post this week and do a little reflection on this year and wow what a year this was. It is safe to say that this year was filled with many lows and many highs and literally everything in between. So here is my reflection of 2019!

I was so eager going into this year because I knew it was such a big year. From finishing up my last semester of college, to graduating, to moving back home, to starting my internship, to being out in the "real world", and a whole lot more, there was a ton of change that happened. A lot of exciting change, change that I was ready to embrace and accept because I knew that I was ready for whatever this next chapter may have held. Butttt I definitely was not ready for all of the struggles and uncertainties that would come with all of that change. I am such a planner and feel like I always have to have everything figured out and planned out for what's to come next, so when all of this change settled down and I was left just not knowing what was coming next, I didn't know what to think. The last few months of this year have been crazy and stressful and uncertain and I have learned that I have to trust and embrace this season of my life despite any of the hardships it may bring.

Through all the lows, there have been many highs that have happened too, moments that I am so thankful for and that constantly remind me that I have such great people in my life. Some of my favorite memories from this year were graduating college (woooo!), my last college formals, starting my internship, going on our first family vacation in years, starting my blog (this was sooo out of my comfort zone and I am so happy I just went for it and have kept up with it), surprise visits to Staterboro to see Trenten and Stella girl, and so many more little memories that made up for the low lows of this year.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that God has always got you. Every season and chapter of your life has a purpose and is part of your story, and this is something that I have had to constantly remind myself this year. I am so thankful for everything that this year has thrown at me, the good and the bad. I have learned so much about myself and feel that this year has been full of growth and I am so ready to take on this next year and for what is to come next. A bigggg thank you to everyone that has been by my side this year and for constantly supporting me, my dreams, my uncertainties and everything else that may have come along this year. Below are some pics of the people that I am most thankful for because they have been my rocks through this season of uncertainty and have listened to all my confusions about where God my be leading me next. They have been by biggest cheerleaders through all of the highs that this year brought, they have listened to me cry with every low that this year brought and they constantly remind me that everything is going to be okay.

This year has been tough, but I know everything that has happened is shaping and preparing me for this next year and all that it may bring. I mentioned a few weeks ago a verse that has been so heavy on my heart the last few months and I wanted to share it with y'all again :)

When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen. Isaiah 60:22

Cheers to 2019 and here's to 2020 and a new decade! Happy New Year to ya'll. Thank you all for always supporting me and keeping up with all of my posts every single week. You have no idea how much it means to me. I'll be back next Sunday with a new post!

xoxo Mads <3

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