I really wanted to write this post, but I wasn't quite sure where to start. That happens to me often. I was skimming instagram and it came to me. One of the things I learned in 2014 and maybe one of my favorite things was gaining strength to say no to the world.

Every dream I've had and I believe nearly everything I learned was about saying no to the world. In August, when I stepped back from looking for work many thoughts  flooded my mind and told me I was a fool. I thought in the world's eye's it probably was foolish, but I didn't care. I was going to trust in Jesus.  I've also spent a lot of time reflecting on last year and what I want for this year. During the last few months of 2014 I spent a lot of time trying to be everything. Trying to be all the things that I saw other people being. I didn't really see it until I looked back on it and then decided I was going to say no to trying to be those things. So many people are doing so many great things and I got caught up in thinking I needed to be doing those great things too. But, of course that didn't work for me, because I'm my own kind of great. I learned that trying to do all the things that I saw others doing, took away from what I really wanted.

2014 taught me that I want this space and life to breath an air of freshness and simplicity. I want to be open to however Jesus wants to use me. I want to let go and find quiet moments with Jesus. 2014 taught me that no matter what is happening in life; whether it's hard moments, happy moments, or stressful moments, that they can be simple moments wrapped up in Jesus. 2014 taught me that I don't have to be great at everything, it taught me that I don't have to do all the things or try to achieve all the things. I had moment with Jesus in 2014 that shaped me in ways that I can't even explain. 2014 brought new light to who I am in Jesus. xo. Samantha