The Best & The Worst

“But more importantly, surround yourself with people who you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with.”
Last year was full of some of the best and worst days I have ever experienced. In those 365 days I laughed more and cried more than I have ever before. I went to wonderful places & met wonderful wonderful people. Most importantly, I felt what complete dependence on the Lord is like and wouldn’t trade any part of this past year for the world. I learned what it felt like to forgive yourself and forgive others. Three houses later, I have realized that home isn’t what is in a place, but the people inside it. So here’s a thank you to the people who stuck around and showed me what home was like and what a beautiful place this world can be. (ily dinner club/Cas/Dasha/my varsity cheer bbs/komo 5/Ethan & Antonio/Nikki & Jake/hauberk nugs/sunshine/ a whole lot more of you sweet people)

Here’s to the beautiful human beings that I get to start 2017 with. Here’s to our adventures over the last year and to the ones that will happen in the future. Here’s to the good days that will be filled with memories. And here’s to the bad days that we stuck together through.

2017 might not be “our year”. There will still be struggles and uncertainty and worry and confusion but there also will be days filled with laughter and ice cream and bad movies.

With love & the best of luck,

Elle

A Prayer for 2017

In the middle of everything I won’t understand, I pray for faith in the good that will come. I pray to remain thankful for the people and good things in my life despite the circumstances. Most of all, thank you for giving me this clean slate to start over on.

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