Another Year

It’s finally come: my final post of 2013.

As conceited as this probably sounds, I think I can do a much better job of summarizing the past year of my life than Facebook can. No, you really don’t care about everything that’s happened to me in the past 365 days, but for lack of anything else to do (like, literally) allow me to take you on a journey back in time, to show you what ‘s been going on in the life of Meg since January 2013.

Some stuff? Awesome. Other stuff: not so awesome. Let me explain.

Guatemala: awesome. I went there on a missions/research trip, in a nutshell, and it’s definitely an experience I’ll never forget. Do I want to go back? Eventually. Have I had enough of airports for the next few years? 100 percent yes. I don’t like flying, but I made that sacrifice to be able to travel to a new place for the betterment of others. There really was no benefit to me whatsoever, other than being able to remember the experience (and it was a great one!). I gave up my spring break and skyrocketed straight out of my comfort zone for five days. It was worth every second.

Opened a fortune cookie without a fortune inside: not awesome. I’m not sure if my feelings should still be hurt by this or not. At least give me a chance to dream big, right? I love Panda Express too much to have held it against them all this time, but still. I’d almost rather have a bad fortune than nothing to anticipate at all.

Joined the editorial team at College Lifestyles(TM): awesome. These ladies are my virtual family, and sometimes I don’t know where I would be without them. I’ve just celebrated my one year anniversary interning with them and I pray for many more months to come. Stay classy my darlings!

Messed up a few good relationships: not awesome. But the thing is, it happens: people come in, God does some work behind the scenes and then sometimes they go away and often don’t come back. The only thing we can do about it is cherish the good times we had with them – but more importantly, give ourselves some time to grieve too. I did plenty of that. I really hope 2014 requires little to no grieving.

Got an eye makeover: awesome. You wouldn’t even be able to tell if I didn’t say anything. Obviously.

Biochemistry: not awesome. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

Wrote 100,000 words worth of novelage: awesome. Wrimos are pretty much where all this insanity started, and really I don’t know how I would have survived the past six years without them.

Lost a great literary mentor: not awesome. This happened very recently and I am still processing it all, but it definitely made the last few days of this past semester a major challenge to learn of his sudden passing three days before coming home. Plus side: it has given me new motivation to work on a lot of writing projects I’ve been neglecting. But obviously, again, grieving is not a fun time.

Didn’t quit: awesome. Believe me, there were plenty of times I thought about quitting dietetics this year. Still haven’t, and don’t plan on it. So overall that makes this year pretty great.

Even still, I really hope 2014, in comparison, is even better.

Love&hugs, Meg<3


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