2015 in Review

BONUS THURSDAY POST! The past six months have flown by, so I am not sure where the year went. 2015 had its ups and downs as all years do. I think throughout this year I grew up a lot. The first part of the year was really hard because my dad had just left for Ohio. I will not lie to you. It sucked. A lot. My dad is one of my best friends so not having him here for a lot of important things was hard. I also finished my junior year, which was again rough. Definitely my hardest and worst year in high school.

Something I kept in the back of my head was Proverbs 31:25, She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. I don't talk a lot about my faith on here because a. It's controversial, and b. I'm still trying to work it out myself. At the beginning of the year, I had fear of the future, and I definitely did not have strength. As the year went on, I realized that I had to let go off the fear and trust something. God? The Universe? Some magical being? Whatever you believe. I remembered one night I prayed and asked for Him to guide me into choosing the right college because I was so anxious about it. Something in my heart felt like that choice was Alabama, and I know I made the right decision. 

Okay so here are my favorites of 2015... 

Alabama // If you asked me where I was going to college last year, Alabama was not the answer, and y'all know that. I'm so grateful this place was brought into my life this past summer, and everyone who I've ever met involved in the University has been so welcoming. I still have to work on my "Roll Tide," but hopefully we will get there before August. 

Summer 2015 // This might have been the best summer yet. I went to LSU for camp, visited Alabama, took my dad to AllStar Weekend, spent a weekend in Savannah, and worked on the best AP Biology summer project with my best friends. I am hoping that Summer 2016 can somehow top it. 

Football // I have spent five years of my life managing my middle/high school football team. I have so many wonderful memories associated with this team, and my senior season was absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for a better group of guys to spend my last year with. 

New York // New York had such a positive impact on me during spring break. It was the first I could remember visiting the city, and it was my first trip without my parents (Emma was there). I don't think I could ever live in the City mainly because I hate being cold, and I love the South, but it's an amazing place to visit and gain inspiration. Maybe I can go visit again. 

Friends // I have really amazing friends who are incredibly supportive and wonderful. I have way too many wonderful friends to name, but Natalie in particular has been an amazing best friend. We have our moments where I think one of us isn't particularly fond of the other why, but we're usually okay in at the most 24 hours. It's hard to imagine that this time next year we won't be complaining about how horrible our math class is or stressing over economics. Luckily she'll only be 2 hours away at Auburn next year! Roll Eagle, y'all. 

Family // 2015 was spent with most of us being apart. Emma, my mom, and I were here in Georgia while my dad was trying to visit as much as possible from Ohio, and Will stayed in Boston (and other cities with marshes) for most of the year. That meant the time all five of us together aka Christmas was so important. My wish for 2016 is for us to be together more often and for my dad to come back home. 

Voted "Best School Spirit" | I am not sure if I ever talked about this on here, but definitely one of 2015 best moments was when I was voted for "Best School Spirit" by my classmates, and I got it with one of my really good friends, Ross. It's one of the highlights from my senior year and high school experiences. 

I definitely failed at my New Year's resolutions last year, especially when it came to blogging. I can feel it though. 2016 will be a good blogging year. I have so much coming up with senior prom, graduation, moving into my dorm, sorority recruitment, starting college, and whatever else happens that I feel like I will always have something to write about. I am determined to make 2016 an amazing year, and I cannot wait for it. 

Happy New Year's Eve! I hope y'all had a good 2015 and y'all will have an even better 2016. 
xx, jKm

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