The Best and Worst of 2012
2012 was a doozy. The best things happened to me, along with some of the worst stuff I’ve faced yet. A mission trip, a CRAZY surprise from my best friend, and a double-break-up are among the highlights-and lowlights of this past year.
Best Surprise: As stated above, Kelsey surprised me on my birthday. I thought we were Skyping so she could see me open my present, and that was true, but towards the end of the sketchbook she gave me were the words ‘10 days in Reno…and you’re leaving TOMORROW!’ I was shocked to tears, and was completely elated that I’d be spending an extended amount of time with my best friend.
Best Night: My birthday, knowing the next day I’d be flying to Reno to see Kelsey, and the night I was baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Best Day: March 4th-when my mom accepted Christ, and the day I received 3000$ towards my trip to Kenya.
Best Trip: Undeniably to Neyri, Kenya on my first mission trip.
Best Church Event: Easter Sunday. 41 spontaneous baptisms happened that day, including my mom, who gave her life to Christ two weeks prior!
Best News Story: None that I can think of. The news has been really crummy in 2012.
Best Accomplishment: Getting my permit and taking legit driving lessons.
Best New Artist: Phillip Phillips-American idol winner, (I knew he was going to win from day 1!), Colton Dixon-another AI contestant, and Hunter Hayes, the new cutey-boy of country music.
Best Moment of Faith: Trusting God to provide the funds for me to travel to Kenya.
Best Songs: Some Nights and We are Young by Fun, Wanted by hunter Hayes, Begin Again and We are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift (annoying yet terribly catchy), Stronger and Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson, Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse, A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, You Are by Colton Dixon, White Flag by Chris Tomlin, and Give me Faith and For the Honor by Elevation Worship
Best New Hobby: I’ve gone a bit craft-crazy lately, and I’ve been painting boxes and making all sorts of neat things.
Best Album: The soundtrack to Snow White and the Huntsman
Best New Show: Arrow and Beauty and the Beast
Best Movie: Snow White and the Huntsman, the Lucky One, and The Hunger Games
Best Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Juliet by Anne Fortier, and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
Best New Discovery: Having the courage to stand up for what I want in life.
Worst Event: Severing ties with both my boyfriend and a good friend…all within a week.
Worst Day: The ones after the horrible shootings that have devastated our country.
Worst Night: The nights I grieved over the loss of friends
Worst Feeling: The feeling of losing those closest to me, and believing it was of my own doing.
Worst News Story: The shootings in Colorado and Connecticut
Worst Surprise: See WORST EVENT
Worst Book: There were none that it would deem ‘terrible’, but Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini was just ok, same with A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and Existence by Abbi Glines
Worst Songs: None really
Worst Moment of Faith: I still procrastinate with goals and need to be more considerate of others. With God’s help I will accomplish both.
Worst New Artist: None
Worst Movie: Not terrible, but Brave was just ok.