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Year in Review 2014


This has been the hardest year of my life. I probably have said that before, but I can honestly say 2014 has been a year that has changed me and has impacted the rest of my life forever. Not all of 2014 was good or easy. 2014 brought emotional struggles with family, my career, and friends. 2014 brought pain, struggle, triumph, and laughter. The one word I would use to describe my life in 2014 is tired. I was tired all of 2014 between finishing up college and learning to tackle new challenges with my 2nd grade class. 2014 came and 2014 happened.

Name: Shelby Jean Forsyth
Age: 21
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Aunt Kerry's Tacos
Favorite Activity: Sleeping
Favorite Book: Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Highlights of 2014
Greatest Lesson Learned: Teaching wasn't the dream I thought it would be. It is hard. It takes a lot of effort. I love it (most days).
Hardest Thing This Year: Coming to terms with things I have no control over. Heavenly Father is in charge of my life and I learned quickly this year to trust that with my whole heart.
Favorite Memory: My favorite memory of 2014 happened one night at my apartment. I was home alone and I had a really hard day. I opened my desk drawer and found a pair of headphones I hadn't seen in months. I plugged them into my phone and turned on and danced around my apartment to "Scarecrow" by Alex & Sierra. I listened to that song maybe 5 times. I felt free. I felt alive. I felt okay for the first time in months.
What I Loved About 2014: I loved how overnight I become an adult. I bought a car. I pay for car insurance, rent, car payments, gas, and groceries all on my own. I don't have a lot, but I do have the things I need.

Looking Forward to 2015
Want To Learn: How to make carrot cake from scratch. Doesn't that sound like a good skill to have?
Want To Get Better At: Making friends and keeping them around.
Goals For 2015: Graduate college, get a full salary job teaching, take a trip to somewhere new, be more spontaneous.

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