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Twenty Three : September

DSC_3888-1 Twenty Three : September 2013 -- Today I am seventeen. Some days the words come easily, and other days like these, they simply don't. I wish that I had some type of profound and heartfelt meditation that I could share, or perhaps make today sound more interesting than it really is. I have tried searching my soul for words to say, but this is all I have. And I've realized, that's okay. Sometimes the words to describe the deepest feelings within your heart or the thoughts you've kept locked inside don’t exist.

However, I do want to say this: Overlooking the end goal and opening your eyes to your current state can be some of the most meaningful and most precious of times. You slowly start to realize that behind all the disappointments and hurt and tears, life's journey doesn't have to be walked alone. Those times where you sit whispering with tears rolling down your cheeks while talking with a friend who will just hug you, remain as some of the most dearest of memories. The little notes you receive on lined paper, written from the heart, warm the spirit. You start to realize that there is so much beauty and love and joy and grace in the everyday, and because of that, life becomes a little bit sweeter. I am so very thankful.

23, hannahHannah17, 23, hannah forsberg, september
Twenty Three : August

Twenty Three : August 2013 -- In all honesty, August nearing its end is rather sad. It means that summer is gone and the time has come to get back into the swing of things. September's appearance, though, excites me. It means big sweatshirts, golden leaves, hot chocolate, theology reads, good food, and the sweetest yet busiest of times. It has been two weeks since school began and already, my quiet days where all I had to worry about was work have vanished...and I long for their return. With the crazy instruction and assignments already piling up, I've resorted to learning off good old YouTube and using lots of lined paper with "To Do:" written at the top.

I've realized more and more that God's hand is in every little detail in my life. From failing a driver's test (because pulling out in front of a truck who stopped is dangerous and erratic behavior, obviously) to buying a new camera, and making new friends..God is so faithful and everything happens according to His purpose and His glory. Things have happened so unexpectedly and have hit me like a truck. All I've been able to do is get up and dust myself off and continue on. I've been shown that when the things around me spin out of control, there God is, beside me. This past month has been humbling to say the least, and boy, do I still have a long way to go.

Twenty Three : July

hannah forsberg

"Grace carried me here and by grace I'll carry on."

Twenty Three : July 2013 -- I swear I say something along these lines whenever I talk to someone in person or write something on here. but man, does life feel like a whirlwind, and from the looks of it, things don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. School starts back up again in three weeks, and what, I am gonna be a Junior?! To me, that is so crazy. Also, I just redid my blog layout from Tofurious' theme, and I got a new logo from Typeset Design which I am amped about.

In these past 30 days i felt uncertain, confused, and helplessly clueless. I felt insecure, inadequate, prideful, and invincible sometimes all at once. I became even more aware of my sin and desperate need of a Savior. I am learning to trust and experiencing joy. I live an ordinary life but walk a crazy path. Through all the tears and sweat, this month has marked so many sweet blessings. (I should write about that later.) Old friendships are becoming deeper and new ones are blossoming beautifully. I'm learning to love others even more genuinely and to be joyful and humble in the midst of conflict. I'm learning to be patient and compassionate. I am daring to dream a bit bigger and surrendering and placing things at the cross. I've eaten more chicken with Polynesian sauce than I care to imagine and have said "myeee plehhsurreh" probably too many times outside of work. I am realizing that I am where I am supposed to be, what is to come will come in time, and though what I may do, in no way can I disturb what has been declared before time began. Blows my mind how unworthy I am, but how faithful He is.

listening: The Civil Wars (THEY NEVER GET OLD.) reading: Passion & Purity by Elisabeth Elliot enjoying: Chocolatey Chip Frapp from Starbucks. just tried it and dang does it make my tastebuds sing. dreading: Creepers at work & awkward compliments/interactions.