Hey guys! Welcome back! I wanted to share with you a few things about my 22nd birthday because it was a big one. I shared on my birthday that I was striving to make this year a year of authentic living. So I wanted to share with you a few things that came out of this birthday and the days that have followed. My hope is that this will inspire any of you who may be struggling or need to be lifted up.

The day before my birthday I started thinking of something that has always played a huge role in my life. The fear of not being good enough. I have a fear of not being enough or not accomplishing enough. I have a fear of not living my life to it’s fullest potential. As I was thinking about this I also started to think about how this year has changed me. I began thinking of all the things, both good and bad, that caused me to get where I am.

This Summer especially I have had a lot of time to focus on myself and my personal development. I also got engaged which is a huge life changing decision. Everything that has happened this Summer has all led me to getting to the point that I am at right now. And I am thankful. This birthday marked a life that is changing and growing. I am becoming a better and more fulfilled person with every passing day.

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For a long time I compared my life to others. I compared where I was with where they were. I compared my happiness to theirs, my success to theirs, and my journey to theirs. But this Summer especially, I have realized that it’s not the same. The person I am is not the same as someone else and that doesn’t make either of us better. It just means we are human and we are being led down our own paths.

My life has changed so much in one year and this year is sure to be full of wonderful adventures as well. I look forward to continuing the growth process and seeing where God leads me. I always think I know what the year has in store for me, but after this past year, I know that it doesn’t really matter what I think will happen. It’s all about what God has planned and I’m okay with that.

I just wanted to share that over the past few days I have spent reflecting, I know that sometimes life isn’t the way it seems. One day you are walking along minding your own business and the next day it seems like everything is coming together. I am looking forward to seeing what the next year has in store because I know whatever it is, good and bad, it will help shape the person I will be this time next year.

It’s crazy to think that this time one year from now I will be married. It’s so surreal, but I am excited. It warms my heart to know that things are finally working out in my favor and I can finally just be happy. I am excited for the future and I am excited to share the journey with all of you. It is truly a blessing that I get to do this and that all of you are interested in hearing about it.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let me know in the comments what you would like me to share more about (wedding planning, tips for personal growth, etc.). Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

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