Happy New Year’s Eve! I thought I’d end this year with the top ten lessons that I learned in 2015. I will hopefully not repeat these in 2016 ;).
- It is not a good idea to use a Rip Stick. Yes. I was told by more than 3 people that it was not a good idea. Yes. I did have to ride one to find this out. And yes. I also took a trip to the doctor on this one.
- It is best to take Highway 45 to Houston from Dallas. Not Highway 35. My mother spent her morning in tears over this one thinking I would never make it back home. Thankfully, the GPS had already “recalculated” and I did, in fact, make it home. I don’t think my mother has recovered yet.
- When you sleep on a bus, a picture will be taken or people will mess with you. It is inevitable. Unfortunately, this will probably become a repeated mistake.
- Always check the cake mix you are buying. You might accidentally get brownies instead. It leaves you with a surprising result, but it’s better than burning the food.
- If you put enough bobby pins and hairspray in your hair… it will stay in place. After cutting 7 inches off my hair and more for layers, I quickly learned that if I wanted to put my hair up that was the way to go.
- Ceramics are so much fun. It’s like taking the mud pies I used to make as a child to a whole new level. I’ve come to realize that my art class, where we worked on ceramics for the first semester, has me hooked. I just can’t get enough of it.
- Life is way more interesting when you don’t plan every single moment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a huge planner, but I’ve learned that sometimes when you let the unpredictable things in life happen and have an open mind about it, you get your best memories from it.
- My mother is always right. So many time this year my mother has been proven a genius. Her words echo across my mind. “Gracie, you were not built for a rip stick”, “Gracie, you shouldn’t make plans for this afternoon, your boyfriend will want to hang out with you”, and the best, “Gracie, you are definitely on the wrong highway”.
- No one likes to compete with someone who always wins. It’s a good lesson that I will continue to ignore. Especially with this new Fitbit I got. My brother and I are taking the whole thing to the next level. It’s serious. Super serious.
- God’s got my life under control. Why do I doubt Him? I’m not sure, but who better to trust with my life?
John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”