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Friday, January 11, 2013


Dear Readers (if I have any left after all this time),

I am dreadfully sorry I haven't written in ages. Life has been....well...life...

I was talking to a friend not too long ago, and I said: "S___, you really should start a blog!" He said: "I would love to, but I have no time to blog......like someone else we all know...." I thought, "Okay! That does it! Where's my blog?!" 

I pulled the internet up on my computer, and sat staring at the cursor...blinking... It had been so long, I had forgotten my web address....

I do plan on continuing my tournament series. I am currently working on my NC Qually post. I thought, though, that perhaps I should reaffirm the fact that I am still taking in oxygen. 

The past 3 1/2 years really haven't been easy on my family or me. I find that writing really helps me. I have been stressed more than usual, lately. Ironically enough- I haven't been doing much writing lately, either. (No journaling [which technically isn't even a word], blogging, or creative writing.) I have been so busy with school, classes, working, debate, and speech (in and outside of NCFCA) that I really have neglected my music, writing, and helping with animals. Due to the fact that I can see a direct link in the drop of those activities and the rise of my stress I have determined to do something about it! So, be expecting more posts from me.... ;)

This past year has been full of ups and downs, it really has been a roller coaster ride. Looking back, I really don't see how anything else could have fit into our 2012. The trials we went through were many, but the great things that happened were even more. :) I feel so blessed, this year. Don't get me wrong, I always feel blessed...but this year was different. I, personally, learned so many lessons and grew spiritually as a result. I am so thankful to have met specific people this year that I know God put in my life to show me His Grace and Goodness. Remarkably, they all have been other teenagers with a Faith that I truly envy. 

On a lighter note, I am considering changing the "look" of my blog. It's a new year- time for a change...

I hope that each one of you have had a wonderful year with blessings abounding. But....of course you have...I am reminded of the song by Laura Story that says:

What if Your blessings come through raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near? And what if trials of this life, are Your mercies in disguise?

Always in His Arms,