wrapping up 2016

January 01, 2017

The time has come to do my 2016 wrap up post . . . it's bittersweet.
2016 was really a whirlwind for me.  Within this one big year, I accomplished so much and grew even more in many ways.  Every day I was encouraged and altered by the people around me -- especially by my Saviour.
Not only has my appearance changed, but the way I think, speak, and write is also different.  When I recall myself last December 2015, I realize that I am hardly recognizable.  I learned more this year than I ever have in one year.  In twelve months . . . 365 days alone . . . I have most importantly begun conquering my shyness in public situations, wrote my very first poems, and I completed three separate journals.  I have come miles in my piano, tried out dozens of new things, and deepened my relationship with one best friend and made a new best friend.  I started my second novel, celebrated Lavender and Blue's 4th bday ending this year with 38 followers (counting email subscribers) and 140 posts, and improved my art skills with both a pencil and watercolors.  I got my ears pierced, got my first camera (a Nikon d7000),  and fell in love with salted caramel ice cream.  We went to Gettysburg PA, Antietam MD, and Fort Niagara.  I got a haircut on my birthday in March, started Algebra 1, and wrote a short story.  I plotted several books, ended the year with 8 chapters of As We Are (my WIP), and learned how to play chess.  And I have a new baby sister, finished Greek 101 and started 102, and learned how to love, miss, laugh, and remember.  I am still learning how to cherish the time I have as a child, I am still trying to grasp onto the art of forgiveness, but remember, there is time.  2017 is a new year, a clean canvas, with not a single mistake in it yet.  I struggle every day, but 2016 brought to life some long-time dreams I never thought would have come true.
This amazing year was just learning experience after learning experience, good thing after good thing.  I really couldn't have asked for anything more.  I can only hope that 2017 will be just as fruitful.  Happy 2017!!

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And what is something you learned in 2016?


  1. it's 2017!!! crazy, right?? it sounds like you've accomplished so much this year - it'll be exciting to see what we will do in 2017, right?? :D

    sarah » the introverted extrovert

    1. Yes!!! I hope you have a blessed 2017. <3

  2. I so loved how you wrote this! Happy new year! <333

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Happy new year!!

    2. Heyyyy, I just realized you changed your blog title! Are those your favorite colors?
      I love it!

    3. Yes!! I did! I actually got the name from the nursery song: Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly. ;)
      Yay, I am so glad you like it!!

    4. Though yes, I do love the colors blue and lavender too ;)

  3. Deep, Sophie. Sheesh. Why does it always make me giggle? LOOOOL XD
    Great post, kind of made my heart ache in a bittersweet sort of way...:D Great job!!

    Amelia xxx

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