So I finally faced it and I've entered my 20's. I won't say I'm 'in my 20's' yet though. Give that a couple of years.
It's a massive cliche but I really am amazed at how time flies. School is becoming a more distant memory, college still feels like yesterday and more memories are being made all of the time.
I know that we shouldn't live in the past but it is good to reflect, every so often. Have I achieved everything I wanted to in the last few years? In my teenage years, even? All except a relationship, I think. But even they have come and gone. Which is another thought. 'Is it possible to be 'just friends' with your ex?'
Some people are happy to drift through their lives but I've never been that way. I see my future, or I at least try. Imagination truly is key. 'Seeing it before you see it' is essential when exercising your faith. How can we hope for something that we have not already envisaged?
On my birthday, I was reminded of how much people really care. Yes, the almost 100 wall posts on Facebook were great but the moments where I was lost for words were when my true friends wrote amazing words of encouragement. Maybe we don't tell our loved ones often enough how much we actually love them, or what they mean to us. I certainly try not to leave that until birthdays. It should be a die-hard, year round habit.
So, what's next? No idea. I'm dreaming big as usual and God has His hand on everything. He has a plan and a purpose and knows the desires of my heart. 'Seek first His kingdom and all else shall be added unto you'. Well, can't argue with that and God can't break promises. Say no more.
Am I excited? Always
Scared? Yes, a little
Full of faith? I intend to be
Adventurously expectant? All the time
He has brought me so far and I was reminded of that by a friend today. I don't recognise who I used to be and I'm not where I will be yet. And even when I start to panic, as I once heard someone much senior to myself in age say, "It's better than the alternative".
Lots of love,