Fourteen days ago marked the beginning of the second half of 2014.
Most people probably didn’t even notice the shift from first to second half.
It’s not like anything really big happened that day, at least not in my life this year.
Last year, though, was another story. If you don’t recall that celebration you should read about it here!
I might not have had a party to celebrate the first six months of this year, but thinking about last year’s definitely got me to reflect on all that has happened thus far in 2014.
Thus far, this year may not seem too exciting or glamorous.
And there may have been some uphill battles I’ve had to deal with along the way, such as re-entry to America (more than once:)
But, there is no need to focus on the negatives; plus, facing challenges can definitely be opportunities for growth.
The first half of my 2014 included some of the following, in case you’re interested…
- Starting the year Berlin
- two great conferences, seeing friends, and having a good time in LA and San Diego, CA
- quality time with friends and family (in person – instead of over Skype:)
- getting a part-time job
- amazing progress on the Hallelujah Project [the library / classroom building in Uganda]
- officially meeting and hanging out in person with a “co-worker” from my time in Japan
- honored to be in a wedding for a good friend
- having the opportunity to visit my friends and family in Mukono, Uganda
- getting to see Amsterdam during my 6.5 hour layover
- boxes and boxes upon books finally arrived in Uganda the week after I left from my visit
- meeting my friends’ kids / going to their birthday parties
What will the rest of this year hold?
I have no idea. But, that’s ok.
And honestly, that’s part of the adventure.
There’s One who does know, and that’s all that matters!