Two thousand twelve was a year in which I learned a lot about life. Not to say that I now know everything, but I (along with my friends) grew up this year. It's crazy to look back to January and see what sort of people we were, and see how much a person can change in three months. It's been a hard year, but it's been one of the best. I'm forever thankful for my friends and family. 2012 has been a good one.
January was a month of learning to trust and not to worry. My grandpa was in the hospital, and instead of worrying day and night about whether or not he'd be alright, I learned to trust that God had a plan. My life was crazy busy this month, but I grew to appreciate every day for what it was: beautiful and different in it's own unique way. I also learned many valuable things about standing out creatively.
In February, a few other bloggers and I launched a project we called An Ordinary Utopia, which helped me to realize that everyday moments are the most beautiful and cherished. February was a bit of a hard month where I was constantly urging myself to get things done, but learned that I always need to leave a little time to relax.
This month, I learned to keep focused and keep my priorities straight. I learned to take time seriously because it goes quickly. This month was also when I saw The Hunger Games twice, which was wonderful.
In April, I took a major step away from blogging. I took a good look at who I was and who I wanted to become. I realized that I shouldn't waste my life on things that didn't matter. I read the book To Kill a Mockingbird, and it changed my life.
May was an incredibly crazy month. I met these kids: Seth, Mel, and Ben. I found a voice in my writing. And although loads of crazy things were happing in my life -- with friends and finishing up school -- summer began before I was ready.
I didn't do much in June besides camp. I grew closer to friends (especially Melody) through all the time we were spending together. I learned that sometimes you want to be two places at once, and sometimes you don't want to do anything but sleep for a while.
The dog days of summer. July consisted of spending near constant time with friends; engaging in long deep talks where we got to know each other more still. July was fairs month, where we sweated in the company of crowds.
August was a month full of changes. My sister went off to college, and I started my Sophomore year of high school. There were lots of new things to adjust to.
September was a month in which I had to do some major adjusting to being a sophomore. I got really close to my dear friend Whitney. And I became part of the band my friends formed.
This was the month of my fifteenth birthday. I re-evaluated myself creatively, and prepared for the creative drain I was about to endure in November.
In November, I just wrote and wrote and wrote. I learned how to cope with having loads of things to do all at once. I pulled some of the best late nights ever, and learned to just do it and not worry about inspiration. This was a huge month of creative growth.
This month, I learned to appreciate the fact that I actively journal, blog, and take pictures. I became more interested in music. And (as I do every December), I realized that time goes by quickly.
Here's to 2013. Happy New Year, friends!
xoxo | Megan