January Playlist 2018

     Ah the playlist, one of my favorite posts each month!  Today’s playlist is my first of 2018, so I made sure to make it count.  A few of my absolute favorites that I can’t recommend enough are “Life” (so good, seriously so relatable and inspiring), “Exchange” (which I can’t believe it took me two years to come across), and “Someone That You Love.”  I’m also currently experiencing a major obsession with Khalid, as you’ll see his name makes several appearances in the playlist.  I hope y’all love this playlist as much as I do!  Enjoy!


Tap on the name of a song below to listen to it on YouTube!

Life // Thunder / Young Dumb & Broke // Hung Up // All The Stars // Why Don’t You Come On // Garden (Say It Like Dat) // Someone That You Love // Never Let You Go // Exchange // Ain’t That Why // Coffee // Electric (R3hab Remix) // She Sets the City on Fire (Acoustic) // Late Night // Sleeping On My Own

Thanks for reading!

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5 Apps Every Blogger Should Use

     The community of kind young women has to be one of my favorite things about blogging.  That being said, I love to share advice and ideas with other bloggers!  Today I’m sharing five apps I have found to be super helpful in regard to blogging and its correlated social media platforms!  These apps are by no means necessities for producing good content, but I think they’ve definitely made my blogging experience easier and made my content more successful!  A few of these apps have also helped me with my personal social media accounts, so even if you aren’t a blogger you might still find this post beneficial!  Enjoy!

1. Planoly


     Planoly allows you to upload and schedule your Instagram posts!  If I know I have a busy week ahead, I often use Planoly to schedule my Instagram posts so I don’t have to take the time to pick, edit, and caption a post amidst my busy after school schedule.  Once you upload a photo to the Planoly app, you can caption and schedule it.  Scheduling a post means that you will receive a notification at the scheduled time, please note that this app will not upload your posts for you!  However, once you open the app through the notification, your caption is automatically copied and Planoly opens Instagram for you, so all you have to do is paste the caption, tag any accounts you planned on tagging in the photo itself, and hit post!  My friend Olivia from @oliviasteppyt on Instagram showed this app to me when I took over her Instagram while she was at camp this past summer and it has totally changed my Instagram game.

2. Hype Type


     I get asked constantly about how I make my animated Instagram stories, and this is it! Even with just the free version, you can use Hype Type to create animated Instagram stories with moving text and background music!  Paying to upgrade to the full version of the app allows you to remove the Hype Type watermark from your animations and creates a greater number of font and color choices for your text.  I recently upgraded to the full version and love it, but I definitely think the free version is perfectly useful as well!



     Using Planoly covers this area as well, but for a long time before I knew about Planoly I used UNUM to arrange my Instagram photos to my liking.  If you’re one to follow a theme or just desire a cohesive Instagram feed you’ll love this app!  UNUM allows you to upload several images and arrange and rearrange them to your liking so you know what order to post the photos in (or which photos to post at all).  Scheduling posts on Planoly also displays your projected feed, but if you’d just like to quickly see which photo or edit works best with your account’s theme UNUM is a little more convenient.

4. When to Post


     It may feel like it’s just you who struggles with engagement, but truth is it’s everyone right now.  The fluctuation in likes relies heavily on when you post and when most of your followers are on the Instagram app.  When to Post tracks your following’s most active hours on Instagram and gives you three times that are ideal for posting each day so you can maximize engagement!  I refer to this app daily and while it’s not always going to result in an insane number of likes, I’ve definitely noticed that my posts do better when I follow When to Post’s suggestions rather than going against when it advises me to post.

4. LIKEtoKNOW.it


     I recently joined LIKEtoKNOW.it’s influencer community, but I had the app and used it frequently way before I was invited to join the program!  If you have the app, shopping your favorite influencer’s posts (as long as they use LIKEtoKNOW.it) can be as easy as screenshotting an Instagram post and opening an app.  Having the app gives you more opportunities to connect with other bloggers and shop what they’re shopping.

Thanks for reading!

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Scripture Sunday Vol. 25

     Good morning and happy Sunday!  Today I’m sharing my first “Scripture Sunday” post of the year, how exciting!  I honestly can’t believe it’s already 2018.  I made so many amazing memories around the world with several of my favorite people and had lots of success in 2017 (read my 2017 year in review post here), so I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings, especially for my faith and relationship with God!  Like I said, today’s post is a “Scripture Sunday,” so if you’re offended by the Christian religion or just don’t like reading about it this post might not be the one for you.  If that’s the case, feel free to scroll through my blog, I hope you find something else you like!  Enjoy!

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Today’s Verse:

Acts 14:22; strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

     Before I begin my personal anecdote for this week’s “Scripture Sunday,” I’d like to address the fact that this verse was obviously taken out of context (as you can tell by the sentence’s fragmentation).  The complete sentence begins “When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconic and to Antioch,” referring to Paul and Barnabas’ missionary journey through hostile regions.  The reason I didn’t include more verses in today’s Scripture to avoid this explanation is that I really wanted to draw attention to verse 14 individually because I think it is so simple and applicable to a Christian’s daily life.  Now that you have a little background on today’s verse, let’s start applying it!

     As I head back to school for second semester of my junior year tomorrow, I have a lot of personal goals and changes for my life in mind.  I want to study harder, go to bed earlier, perform better in lacrosse, the whole nine yards.  The goal that is really at the top of my list is to start laying a spiritual foundation in my relationships and really begin to encourage my friends in their own relationships with the Lord.

A couple days ago, I had one of my best friends spend the night.  Around midnight, we had an impromptu Bible study in which we read Acts 14 and a bit of Matthew 4.  Something that really stuck out to us both was Acts 14:22.  This verse describes Paul and Barnabas’ actions when they returned to the hostile regions of Lystra, Iconic, and Antioch to check on the believers living in those areas.  According to the verse, Paul and Barnabas strengthened the souls of disciples, encouraged them to continue in the faith, and said that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

Sitting on my bedroom floor with this close friend of mine, I realized that I want Acts 14:22 to be my daily life.  I think that as Christians, we should be strengthening and encouraging our disciple (Christian) friends to continue spreading God’s love and holding onto their faith.  We should remind them in tribulations (aka times of troubles and suffering) that a life with Christ isn’t necessarily an easy one, but one that is worth the work.

     This week, think about how you’re encouraging your Christian friends.  Are you already living out Acts 14:22?  Are you seeing any similarity between the verse and your own life at all?  I know there are days when I sure don’t.  It’s a new year, a new semester, a fresh start.  I firmly believe that if just a few of us begin loving on and encouraging our friends this way, this kind and Christ-like behavior will spread.  Let’s make a point to live a little more like Paul and Barnabas.

Thanks for reading!  Have a blessed week!

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P.S. – If you’re interested in reading my previous “Scripture Sunday” posts you can find them all here!

Progress Update on My Goals for The 2017-2018 School Year

     At the beginning of the school year, I wrote a blog post about my goals fro the 2017-2018 school year.  I began the year with attempting to keep an optimistic mindset, despite hearing the common opinion “junior year is the hardest” about a million times.  Today I’m sharing a progress update to show y’all how I’m doing and hold myself accountable for the areas in which I’ve been slacking, that way I feel more motivated to get to work when I begin second semester on Monday!  If you’re interested in reading the original goals post from September you can find it here!  If you have yet to create goals for your school year, it’s not too late!  You’re more than welcome to use today’s post as inspiration for your own goals for second semester.  The original goals are in italics under their categories and my post-first semester responses regarding my progress follow each one in plain print.  Enjoy!

Academic Goals

  1. Complete the school year with all A’s and B’s. – So far I’ve had all A’s and two B’s!  My two B’s at the end of first semester were both within two points of being A’s, which are better number grades than my B’s sophomore year!
  2. Be somewhat successful in A.P. Environmental Science (Science isn’t really my best subject.  It’s not that I’m really bad at it, I just typically don’t perform as well in that subject as I do in my other classes). – My final grade in A.P. Environmental Science for first semester was an 88, which still isn’t quite as high as I’d like it to be, but it’s honestly higher than I expected it to be!  My second quarter grade was actually an A, but unfortunately my first quarter grade was an 87 and my midterm exam wasn’t quite high enough to bring my average up to an A.
  3. Get a 100 on a test. – I have yet to get a 100 on a test, but I’ve had several A’s and even had a 99 on an essay!
  4. Make 4’s and 5’s on my three A.P. exams at the end of the year. – I haven’t taken the official A.P. exams yet, so I’m unable to gauge my success in this goal so far.  However, I finished the semester with two A’s and one B in my A.P. classes!

Athletic Goals

  1. Attend as many preseason lacrosse practices as possible. – I attended all of the preseason lacrosse practices and conditioning workouts offered!
  2. Work out more. – I’m not even going to lie, I’ve done very little to work out outside of lacrosse conditioning and preseason practices.  However, I’ve worked out a few times since the new year began and I plan on becoming more active in 2018!
  3. Play more in lacrosse games than I did last year. – The lacrosse season hasn’t begun yet so I’m currently unable to gauge my success in this goal.
  4. Make the varsity lacrosse team again. – The lacrosse season hasn’t begun yet so I’m currently unable to gauge my success in this goal.
  5. Score a goal during a varsity lacrosse game. – The lacrosse season hasn’t begun yet so I’m currently unable to gauge my success in this goal.

Spiritual Goals

  1. Make lots of new middle school friends as a WyldLife leader. – Check!  I’ve loved leading WyldLife thus far and have made a ton of middle school friends!
  2. Go to YoungLife club every week that I possibly can. – I haven’t missed a YoungLife club yet!  Am I really surprised by this though?  Nah.
  3. Feel refreshed after fall weekend at Windy Gap (a YoungLife camp in North Carolina). – This one was easy.  I loved every second of fall weekend at Windy Gap (read my Windy Gap travel diary here), as I always do, and I can’t wait to return next fall!
  4. Read the Bible daily. – I hate to admit this but I really didn’t do a good job of keeping up with my Bible reading during first semester.  However, this semester is off to a promising start as I’ve read at least a chapter everyday since January 1st!  I definitely plan on making this goal last through second semester.
  5. Pray more often. – I’ve begun praying constantly.  I talk to God all the time now and I think it has improved several areas of my life.
  6. Use my devotional daily. – I haven’t been using my devotional daily, but I hope to start doing that once second semester begins (here’s to getting up earlier and having extra time before school).
  7. Go to winter weekend with WyldLife campers as a leader. – Winter weekend hasn’t happened yet, but I’m hoping to earn a spot leading in a cabin in February!
  8. Apply for YoungLife camp summer work crew. – I have yet to apply for YoungLife camp summer work crew, but I have been in discussion with my YoungLife leaders about doing so and they’re going to guide me through the process this semester!

Social Goals

  1. Make five new friends (or at least acquaintances). – Thanks to my chatty A.P. U.S. History class and lovely yearbook staff members this goal has been accomplished and surpassed!
  2. Do something really fun one weekend with a friend(s). – I attended Music Midtown (read the recap post here) in September with a couple of my friends and we had so much fun.  I will also be traveling to Charleston with a couple close friends in a couple weeks for a girls weekend to celebrate one of my best friends’ birthday!

Blog Goals

  1. Post at least twice a week every week. – With the exception of two weeks, I have kept this goal up pretty well!  I always posted at least once each week, but there were those two weeks that I just felt overwhelmed by writing another post along with my schoolwork and extracurriculars.
  2. Reach 20,000 total site views for 2017. – This goal was reached and surpassed, thanks to you all!
  3. Collaborate with a big brand. – Since the beginning of the school year I’ve collaborated with several small brands and spent another semester as a Jadelynn Brooke high school ambassador, but have yet to collaborate with another big brand.
  4. Host at least three giveaways. – So far I’ve already hosted two giveaways over on my Instagram, so I’d say this goal is going pretty well!  Stay tuned for another exciting giveaway coming soon!

Thanks for reading!  Here’s to accomplishing more goals in second semester.

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 Collab

     Happy New Year!  Today is a fresh start.  As cliché as it sounds and as hard as I might laugh at myself for saying this by May, I’m going to make some positive changes in my life in 2018.  This time next year, I hope to be accepted to college(s) and be far along (if not done) with my college decision making process.  I’m going to make the most out of my last three semesters of high school, and the time is now.  Today I’m joining tons and tons of people around the world, including my friend Cayleigh from CNPrepster, in making resolutions for 2018.  These resolutions will push me towards my ultimate goals for 2018 and serve as reminders of what I’m really trying to do this year.  I’m sharing these resolutions with y’all not only to hopefully inspire your own resolutions, but also to hold myself somewhat accountable for fulfilling them.  I wrote a post on my resolutions last year (read it here) in collaboration with Cayleigh, so we thought it’d be fun to collaborate on the post again this year!  I absolutely adore Cayleigh’s blog and I’m so excited to see what she has in store for 2018!  Be sure to read her post on her resolutions for 2018 here.  Without further adieu, here are my resolutions for 2018!

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Thanks for reading!  I hope you’ve had a fabulous time celebrating New Year’s Day and that 2018 is oh so good to you!  Don’t forget to check out Cayleigh’s post here.

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My Year in Review 2017

     Since I began high school I’ve begun trying to savor every moment.  I am suddenly able to appreciate each year for all that it has given me and end it thinking about how truly blessed I’ve been.  I want to say 2017 has been one of the best years of my life, but as I say that I realize I said the same exact phrase last year and the year before.  If you’ve seen the movie Soul Surfer or just enjoy the band Two Door Cinema Club, you’ve heard their simple 2010 hit “This is the Life.”  That song has come to serve as my life’s theme.  I by no means think I have a perfect life, but it’s exactly the life God wanted me to live.  I’ve decided to make the most of every moment and attempt to see life for all it’s worth.  Today I can see how that mindset has begun to shape my life as I write this post reviewing my year.  I hope you enjoy this post even half as much as I’ve enjoyed life this year!

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     I began the year alongside a few of my friends in our YoungLife club room, where we drank sparkling grape juice, sang some karaoke, and took a ton of pictures.  When we returned to school for second semester, my schedule completely shifted and I had to adapt to a new set of teachers.  A couple weeks later we had our first snow of the year, and I invited one of my best friends, Cammie, over to spend the night and soak up the snow day!  Clemson, a South Carolinian college less than two hours away from me, won the College Football National Championship and my friend Scout and I drove to Clemson to welcome the players home and congratulate them!  The 21st was Cammie’s sixteenth birthday, we celebrated with bunch of our friends at a local pizzeria.  The following week was drenched in the stress of lacrosse tryouts.  After three years playing JV lacrosse, I finally made varsity!

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     The month of February was relatively uneventful.  At the beginning of the month, I had a photoshoot with a couple friends at a local abandoned mill.  The day was full of laughs and resulted in a ton of cute photos!  Lacrosse practice dominated my time after school as we prepared for the season.  We played in a tournament before our games began the next week.  Towards the end of the month, I spent a Sunday downtown with my friends Cammie and Liza and our YoungLife leader, Anne.  We got ice cream and went to the top of the parking garage to look out at the city.

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     At the beginning of the month, several of my friends got together to throw a surprise party for my friend Emma’s sixteenth birthday.  She was so genuinely shocked, it was the best!  Lacrosse season was in full swing and I had at least one game each week along with practice after school each day.  Anne, Cammie, and Liza consistently came to support me at our home games and it was the sweetest thing!  In the middle of the month our school choir took a short trip to Orlando (read my travel diary here) in which we went to Universal Studios.  It was such a fun trip and it was so great to get away from everyday life for a few days!  When I returned from the trip, I found out that my father had purchased a used car for the children of the family, specifically me at this point in time, to drive.

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     April began with spring break, which my family spent the beginning of in the Bahamas at Atlantis (read my travel diary here)!  We had an amazing time swimming, snorkeling, exploring, and riding every single slide.  When we returned from spring break I began my job working at a local shoe boutique.  I still work there now and I absolutely love the job!  A week after spring break Anne, Cammie, and I went to our local theatre to see Liza perform in a production of James and the Giant Peach.  Liza was amazing and we celebrated the performance with Pelican’s sno-balls afterwards.  The next day we got up bright and early to run in the YoungLife 5k Color Run, which was super fun and also helped us fundraise for YoungLife summer camp!  After the 5k I rushed home to shower the dye off then hopped in the car with my friend Scout to attend The Chainsmokers’ concert in Charleston (read my recap of the concert here).  The show was amazing and ended with us meeting the opener, Kiiara.  We also ended up on The Chainsmokers’ Instagram and Snapchat stories the next morning!  The following Monday was Tacky Prom Club at YoungLife, which gave me a fun opportunity to dress up in an ugly dress.  Our town’s Spring Fling was at the end of the month, and I attended the downtown event with Cammie.  Within the month of April, our lacrosse season came to an end.  We made it to the second round of playoffs, farther than any of our school’s previous girls lacrosse teams has ever made it, and had a record breaking season.

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     May was equal parts stressful and exciting.  I went to Carolina Point, a YoungLife camp, with my local YoungLife group at the beginning of the month to serve during family weekend (read “5 Things I Learned During Work Crew Weekend at Carolina Point” here).  I found out I was accepted to join my school’s yearbook staff, which I was (and still am) so psyched about.  After celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom, I finally bought my own blog domain and changed my blog’s name from A Pocketful of Prep to A Pocketful of Faith, and I couldn’t possibly be happier that I made that decision.  A week later we had our lacrosse banquet, where I received my varsity letter and a plate award made by a teammate for “Most Likely to Bring Snacks.”  After an overwhelming exam week, I finished the school year with all As and Bs.  The Sunday following the last day of school, I left with my local YoungLife group for Frontier Ranch, a YoungLife camp in Buena Vista, Colorado (watch my travel diary video here).  In the section of the week contained by May, I rappelled down a cliff, road a horse, and square danced with a stranger on Western Night.

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     June picked up where May left off in the middle of our time at Frontier Ranch.  In our remaining time, we hiked Mount Princeton, drove dune buggies, and celebrated Christmas “the Frontier way.”  Frontier Ranch was truly one of the best weeks of my life, and I’d recommend going over and over.  A few days after we got home, Scout invited me to hang out at her house before going to dinner the night before my birthday.  As her dad was driving us to the restaurant, he stopped “to show us a local botanical garden” which turned out to be my surprise sweet sixteen!  It was super fun and my friends made me feel so loved!  I asked to switch beds with my willing little sister (she had one queen bed and I had two queen beds) and make some minor changes to my room for my birthday, and I’m very content with the way it turned out!  At the end of the month, I went to a four day lacrosse camp at Limestone College.  The weather was crazy hot and the camp itself was a lot of hard work, but I earned the Gatorade G award for heart and hustle!

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     I celebrated the Fourth of July with a couple friends at a local Craig Campbell concert.  I didn’t know many of the words to his songs but it was still fun!  A few days later I hopped on a plane and went to Washington D.C. for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (read my recaps on the conference here).  I learned so much that week and made so many good friends that I still talk to daily!  If you ever have the opportunity to attend the conference you most definitely should.  A week after returning from WJMC, my sister and I flew to Texas to spend some time with our extended family.  Our two week visit began with our dad’s side of the family.  With our dad’s parents and a few of our cousins, we spent a couple days at the JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa then returned to their home in Bandera (read my “Texas Travel Diary 2017: Week 1” post and watch the corresponding video here).  A week later, we switched over to our mom’s side of the family and joined our grandmother in San Antonio.

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     I began August with my first official college visit at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  I absolutely fell in love with the campus and could totally see myself attending in the future!  After the tour we came back to San Antonio to spend a little more time with my mom’s side of the family before our grandma took us to the beach at Rockport, Texas.  There we stayed a few more days, concluding our time in Texas.  My family has gone to Rockport since my mom was a little girl and I’m so glad we got to go this year, little did we know Hurricane Harvey would terrorize our beloved beach town just a few weeks later (read my “Texas Travel Diary 2017: Week 2” post and watch the corresponding video here).  I went back to school on August 17th and junior year had begun all too early.

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     September has to be one of my favorite months of the year due to the sudden wave of activities.  It began with our first home football games, which I spent in the stands with my closest friends.  My cousin Reagan came all the way from Texas to a nearby equestrian center, Tryon, to ride in an eventing competition and we got to go see her!  This was the second year we got to watch her and it’s so fun to see her do what she loves.  Mid-September was Music Midtown, a music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia.  I attended the festival with my friends Patty and Scout, and while we were there we got to see AJR, Tove Lo, Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Judah and the Lion, Zara Larsson, Lizzo, Russ, and Future play live, it was amazing (read my recap of the festival here).  The weekend following Music Midtown was my local YoungLife group’s fall weekend at Windy Gap.  I absolutely loved every second of Windy Gap (just as I did freshman and sophomore year) and definitely felt as though the weekend brought me closer to God.

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     The school year was in full swing as tests and essays started picking up in October.  The 20th was a teacher work day, so my family made a long weekend out of it and spent some time in Montreat, North Carolina (read my travel diary here).  We came home early Sunday morning so I could be confirmed into the Episcopal church!  Being confirmed was such a neat experience and reward for the year of studies and prayer that I had put into the process.  The following Friday my sister, brother, father, and I went to one of Duke’s exhibition basketball games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  My dad graduated from Duke and loves watching basketball, so we went to a lot of games growing up.  I haven’t been able to come along since middle school due to school work and conflicting plans, so going this year was a real treat!  Halloween came around and Cammie and I dressed up as pigs in blankets together for YoungLife Halloween club.  Everyone thought the pig in a blanket costume was adorable and it worked in our favor to have blankets because it was really cold that night!

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     After three years of waiting, I finally got to purchase Taylor Swift’s new album reputation on November 10th.  The album surpassed my expectations and was definitely worth the wait (read my post about reputation here)!  We celebrated my little sister’s birthday on the 12th with her favorite meal at home.  Thanksgiving break came just in time on the 22nd.  I had my friends Cammie, Evan, and Sarah Grace over the night we got out for break to have a little “Friendsgiving” gathering.  We ate some delicious desserts, took tons of pictures, and had lots of good conversation, it was so fun!  I volunteered at our local Turkey Day 8k at 5:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day then celebrated Thanksgiving with my family over some delicious home cooked food (props to stepmom).  I worked my first Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday sales at the shoe boutique and while it could be overwhelming it was also really fun!  I checked my Instagram stories one night over Thanksgiving break to find that a set of twin girls my age I met while waiting for Big Sean’s set at Music Midtown was in town visiting relatives, so I messaged them and we ended up having dinner together at a local restaurant!  It was so cool getting to know them, we now keep in touch via Snapchat streaks and are planning on meeting up again!

Gold Metallic Texture copy 8.jpg     December always my personal favorite month of the year due to the joyful anticipation of Christmas.  The 2nd marked my first high school attempt at the SAT, and as much as I dreaded it, it really wasn’t that bad.  I got my scores back a couple weeks later and ended up getting what I needed for my current top college (however I’m going to continue retaking it until I reach a higher score or finish junior year, whichever comes first)!  A week or so later our town got its first snow of the season, and my yearbook teacher let us go outside and enjoy it during school!  After a week of stressful exams (which I managed to get all As and Bs on, by the way) we got out of school on the 21st.  Immediately after getting out of school Cammie and I went ice skating at our local rink that opens annually downtown.  That night, Cammie, Evan, Sarah Grace, and I got together at Evan’s house to decorate cookies, exchange gifts, and celebrate Christmas together.  I was so happy all of my friends loved their gifts this year! Given my income from work I was able to choose gifts I really thought fit my friends’ individual styles and personalities.  My family went to the Christmas Eve service at church and all my siblings and I participated in our church’s Christmas pageant.  My sister and I were angels because our church was short on willing youth and my little brother was the cutest little sheep!  We celebrated Christmas morning with gift opening (I received a record player!) and yummy cinnamon roll bread for breakfast.  My mom and stepfather came in town form Georgia to spend the day with my sister and I, so we went to a local Thai restaurant (one of maybe five restaurants that were open) then saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (which is absolutely hilarious by the way).  We celebrated my little brother’s birthday on the 29th with a special dinner.  So far I’ve spent winter break working on blog posts, working, and traveling to Lynchburg, Virgina, where I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve with my stepmother’s family.

Thank you for not only reading this post, but for following along this year.  I love and appreciate all of y’all so much and I’m so glad this blog is part of my life.  I wish you the happiest celebrations both today and New Year’s Day and a 2018 full of personal success, contentment, and blessings.

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