If I were to include all of my adolescent years for the focus of this post, then I would say that I have had and am still having a very happy childhood! I’m currently seventeen, but next April, I will officially be an adult, which is so exciting!
I recently wrote a post about what I’ve been learning as I grow up, which you can check out here – and today, I’ll be talking a bit more about what growing up has taught me. 🙂
Have you ever looked back at what your life used to be like and thought, Man, my priorities were so different back then? Sometimes, the differences are for the better, and other times, it’s for the worse. It all depends on our situation and how everything impacts us.
Well, as I have entered the teenage years of my life and left many of my childish and preteen issues (haha) behind, there are only four things left that honestly, truly matter to me. In no particular order, here’s the list!
1. My friends.
Over the years, I’ve had a good many friends – mainly online, but also in real life. They didn’t last, unfortunately, but I still greatly appreciated them while they were part of my life; they brought me joy, taught me lessons, and often left me with scars that won’t ever heal, but I’m a stronger person now because of it. From that perspective, I can look back at those crazy relationships with a smile on my face. Thanks to all of my beautiful blogging friends, the painful memories don’t hurt that much anymore. ❤
2. My relationship with the Lord.
When I was a few months shy of turning twelve, I came to know the Lord, and my relationship with Him has rapidly grown from there. With each Bible verse that I read, through each trial that I experience, down to every prayer that I’ve ever said to Him, my faith is always growing.
3. The Guatemalan children.
I can’t even begin to explain the connection that I have with these children that I’ve never met. I’ve seen a handful of pictures of them, but the love for them that I feel runs deeper than I can understand. One of the main reasons I’m learning Spanish so passionately is so that I can easily communicate with them when the day comes; I’ll know exactly what they’re saying, and they’ll be able to understand me, too.
4. My family.
I’ve talked about them so much on my blog, especially recently, because of how much I adore them. I do believe I’m one of the proudest big sisters in the whole world.
So, how about you? ❤
What matters most in YOUR life?