Just like every other year, 2018 was full of ups and downs. For myself, this year was a trying year filled with many, many knockdowns, but like always, the Lord came through and provided more than I could've ever expected.

God taught me more than I was prepared for, yet through it all, He is still good.

1. I ate lots of tacos, and I mean lots.

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2. I watched a scary movie (which I hate) with the best choir family (which I love)

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3. I learned to treat myself and bought way too many clothes

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4. I celebrated the end of an era with the best pals around

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5. I got accepted into my dream school and celebrated with my A1 since day 1

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6. I rediscovered my love for teaching and officially changed my major to Early Childhood Education

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7. Year #5 of leading music at Vacation Bible School

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8. Celebrated Galentine's Day

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9. I watched my friend's graduate

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10. I got all dolled up and celebrated my birthday with my favorite people (including the ones not pictured)

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11. I saw and worshipped with Lauren Daigle

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12. I found my girl gang and I couldn't be more thankful

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13. My family is in good health

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14. I spent time with the ones that mean the most

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15. I learned that laughter really is the best medicine

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16. I learned the importance of unplugging and living in the moment

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17. Remind myself to watch the sunset and be thankful for the One who created it.

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18. Smile, and be thankful for this wonderful life I've been given.

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