Christmas time. A time for reflection. And not long after that until we hit the New Year. And what a year it has been for me.
Been a lot of ups and downs but, that’s what every year has right? So, without further ado, let’s have a recap of my year.
New Year 2014 brought a sense of expectancy and fresh new things as I began my third year at my work place.
Australia Day at work with the kids was a highlight. And spending time with Christian friends was and had been throughout the year, a huge highlight.
Shut Up by Simple Plan was my anthem this month. For reasons that I will not go into.
This month I became extremely reflective of my work life, I wasn’t feeling happy, but I focused on God more.
Mum and Dad went to the UK. Mum’s been working on the family tree on hers and dad’s sides. They also went because dad had some conference or something he was doing.
I spent more time with Mum, we even went dress shopping.
One of my friends got married this month and had a beautiful outdoor wedding, and then a simple reception with family and friends.
Lent this year I gave up Simple Plan. That was difficult, but as you know how much I love the band it held a lot of significance for me. [I didn’t last the whole of Lent, but it was a good effort].
I hurt my back at work and had to take a lot of time off work. Think that’s where all my sick leave went…definitely taught me a lot of patience and to lean more into God.
I also set out to start managing my money better. That’s still a work in progress.
Easter as always an important date on my Calendar. Marked it with services at Riverview.
Also, ANZAC Day was a highlight. Went to my first Dawn Service. Moving, beautiful and cold. Definitely something I will continue doing if I am able.
Mother’s Day was the only thing of note this month, and planning for Hillsong Conference.
This month went by in a blur. I think the main focus was my excitement for Hillsong.
The end of this month was my first year anniversary of being out of home. An accomplishment. I took to living out of home like a duck to water. Though I do go home at least once a week for dinner with the parents.
Straight up, Hillsong Conference was the highlight of the month.
Saw The Lion King musical while we were in Sydney as well.
Marked my three year anniversary at work.
I can’t really remember what happened these two months that wasn’t upsetting…I left my job but at the same time gained perspective in my life and my faith in God grew.
Ten years of being a Simple Plan fan on the first of this month. I wrote a big tribute about that. Time flies, hey?
The best month this year as it included Christmas and I met someone special 😀
Bring on 2015!