Happy New Year!
2014, wow... I feel like the world should look like Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century by now, ha.
The best thing about a new year, is a fresh new start. Granted, you can have a fresh start at anytime, but there is nothing like the beginning of a new year. Everyone is so animated with hope and determination to better themselves.
And I am no different.
As the new year approached, I wondered what I wanted my 2014 to be (because life is what YOU make it- yes I quoted Hannah Montana) , and then it hit me...
I am officially declaring 2014: YEAR OF ASIA.
We can thank Ms. Penny Hartz, (my TV spirit animal and) character of my most recent Netflix addiction, Happy Endings, for the terminology. At the beginning of season 2, Penny decided 2012 was her year, and anytime something good happened she'd exclaim, "YEAR OF PENNY!" with envy-inducing pizazz.
So, prepare yourselves for the tweets, snapchats, texts, hashtags, and down south hollerin's of YEAR OF ASIA, or #YOA. (pronounced YOW, obviously.) Heck, you might even catch yourself saying it too!
* I apologize in advance for the annoyed amusement this will cause most people. (I'm lying, I'm not sorry.)
Aside from repeating a cute catchphrase, I do have have some resolutions:
- Blog at least twice a month. I mean.. that's what a blog's for, right?
- Become more handy.
- Quality over Quantity. In every aspect of life.
- Save more. or you know, actually save money.
- Think of others more.
But, most importantly, this year, I want to develop a deeper, unwavering faith.
Let me clarify, the problem isn't having faith that God is capable of all things, it's believing that I do.
Hillsong's, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)", has a powerful line, "Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders." These nine words resonated with me so deeply. Not because I'm a Christian, or because they're beautiful words, but because they are true.
Giving God control, while still keeping some for yourself doesn't work. That type of behavior, in my opinion, stems from a lackluster faith, yet I still wanted.. needed control. However the desire for an unboareded faith isn't solely concerning my spiritual life, but also in people. In 2013, I think I lost a bit of faith in people, which I swore to myself I would never let happen.
Thankfully, it's a new year.
And with that, I welcome you 2014 and all the laughter, instagrams, new "favorites" , deep talks, reunions, concerts, road trips, tweets, weddings, babies, opportunities, and new adventures you may bring.
Year of Asia, let's do this!