I cannot believe it's going to be 2014 in just a few short days. 2013 seriously flew by! :) I already gave you thoughts about my year back in September, on the year after I came home from Honduras. No need to rehash all those things. I will say, though, that 2013 wasn't the best year of my life so far, but it was in no way horrible. I did have some low points, but had WAY more awesome and amazing experiences (hello, Italy! Spain! New job! Moving to Florida!). And throughout every.single.thing. I have learned something. God has shown me His love. He has never abandoned me.
And that's the most important thing.
So today, I am just going to focus on my blog from this past year. It's still a baby blog, only having my first post also in September 2012, but it has been so fun! I have loved, loved, LOVED building a community of other young woman, all the while still keeping my family and friends abreast of the happenings in my world. I actually really love to write. I love reflecting and praying as I write about whatever is on my heart. Sometimes I wonder how I can make my blog bigger. Get more readership. All those things. But, then, do I really want that? It would add a little more pressure, and am afraid it would take away the joy that blogging brings me. Anyway, I digress.
On to the Posts with the Most! :) You got that right! I am joining Sarah, from Amongst Lovely Things, and the other bloggers as we chat about our posts with the mosts. It has been fun to read everyones, and of course to reflect on mine! Ok, ok. I have gone ooooon and oooon here. I'm stopping. Now.
Post with the most CLICKS:
The Not Alone Series has brought a LOT to this here bloggity. A lot of love. A lot of fun. A lot of God. And, surprisingly, quite a bit of traffic. Most of the "clicks" are usually from the NAS posts. Which is AWESOME! That is the whole point Morgan and I wanted to start the series: to reach other single women (and men??) and remind each other that we are in fact not alone. And by the looks of the "clicks," we have been able to do just that. The chastity AND discernment (second most "clicks") still get a couple views each week, interestingly.
Post with the most COMMENTS:
NAS: Friends with Guys?
Of course with the Not Alone Series, we try to cover an array of topics. Discernment and being 'just friends' with guys created a lot of chatter. So, they tied with the most comments (not including my responses). It's always fun to interact with everyone that is reading! :)
Post with the BEST PICTURE:
Um... can I just say my whole blog?!
I have SO MANY PICTURES in this blog. It's ridiculous. So, because this IS my blog, I can do what I want. :) So, please just start clicking around. You will find many, many pictures to distract yourself with!
Post that was the HARDEST to write:
This was hard for many reasons, mostly personal. I mean, obviously. After just rereading it... it's still hard. I almost feel like I was reading about someone else. I have come out of that fog, and am feeling much better. Some days are better than others. The love that you all gave me in my moment of vulnerability was so incredible. Thank you. Also, I just realized this post has more comments than the ones above. Oh well! Can't go back now! ;)
Post that was your PERSONAL fave:
I just love my prayers for my husband. I pray for him all of the time, and try to read/pray this post frequently. I also love conversion stories and was very happy to write mine out! God did grab hold of my heart, and has never let go. :)
And there you have it, friends! Thanks for looking back with me! I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a wonderful year! :) So many blessings for you all! In those moments throughout the next year where you feel alone, down and sad, please know that you aren't ever alone. And I will be praying for you!
God bless you!
Happy New Year!