For 2018:

Dear reader,

This is for you. This is for all the good times you laughed through, all the pain you cried through, and all the hard things you learned through. This is for your dreams…Your goals and aspirations. This is for everything you’ve ever wished for, and all you’ve ever accomplished. Here’s to you! This is for 2018…

“Do not worry about the small things going on in your life that may seem like big things in the moment. I’m with you through every step of the way and I will never leave your side. Don’t worry about your tomorrows, but instead, lean on the knowledge that I have a perfect plan for your future that goes beyond anything you could ever imagine. I know your every step before you take it and every word you say before you think it. Nothing you will do is unknown to me and as you rely on me, I will lead you in your life. Life can be hard and confusing at times, and the unknown can be scary but when you feel like the world’s closing in, just rest in the peace of my perfect love.

You are a thousand times enough and nothing you will do or have done will change my affections for you. You are perfect just the way I created you to be and you don’t ever have to feel like you need to change to please anyone. Do your very best in all that you put your hands to do, and when you feel like giving up, remember the root of your motivation and passion. Love even when it’s hard…Especially when it’s hard, because that’s what real true love looks like. Don’t give up on yourself, and be confident in the fact that you CAN do it even if the thought scares you.

You are capable of anything you set your mind and heart to do. Let your words be uplifting; used to build others up, and stand strong in your beliefs even when you find yourself standing alone. You are made for a purpose, and there are far more exciting experiences for you in 2018. I love you so much, and I can’t wait to see how far you grow in your wisdom and character as this year unfolds. As always, I am so proud of you, and who you’ve become, and I’ll be cheering you on right beside you through these months to come.”

As this year is coming to a close, I decided to take some time to reflect on this past year, and all the experiences, hardships, and fond memories that I have lived through. I’ve had lots of laughs, lots of late nights, a few tears, and much love from family and friends. I’m not quite sure what my goals were for 2017, but I know I’ve grown so much in this year, and that I have so much more to learn and so many more experiences and sights to see. New Years Resolutions are often regarded as an ever-occurring joke of things we wish could be, but deep down, we know won’t really happen. Sure, it might be hard, and even unlikely to hold yourself to something for an entire year, but if we don’t even try in the beginning, then we’ve already been defeated. I know that sounds like overkill, but the truth of the matter is that that mindset can work its way into our everyday life, and I for one don’t want to give up before I even try.

SO! Sort of a bunny trail from where I was originally trying to go, but to get back on track…I asked God what He saw for 2018, and I wrote down what I felt in my heart (above). I wasn’t planning on posting it here, but I decided to share it with all of y’all, because who knows?! If I needed to hear this, what are the chances that someone else might too… Right? Okay sorry for the rambling! This is to us! You may not have had the greatest year, or you might’ve had a fantastic 2017, but regardless…You can make 2018 anything you want it to be. It’s up to you. Sure, circumstances may get in the way, but in the end, you are the deciding factor on whether or not you will give up or get back up! Sounds clichéd, but I’ve found that the most obvious things turn out to be as close to the truth as it gets😉

May y’all have a blessed 2018 ❤️

Love,

Mei

 

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7.31.17

I have made new friends and have many new people that I know. But hey, you will always be a special part of my heart because no one has been able to replace the space you left in it.  -Stephen Lob

 

Hi guys! It’s Mei 🙂

And oh my goodness…Summer is almost over, which is both devastating and relieving. “How is that?” you might ask…Well this Summer has basically consisted of the occasional party, swimming, a run to the movies every so often, and hanging out with friends HOWEVER the majority of my time is spent in my room watching Netflix for unhealthy amounts of hours, which is completely amazing, but by now I’m honestly ready to be productive, and get things done. Although I’m pretty sure two weeks into school I’ll be wishing I was still back in Summer, but HEY that’s how things work right?

ANYWAY! Let’s look on the bright side right? Yesterday my family and I got to spend the majority of the day with the most amazing family ever! We have been friends with them ever since I was in first grade when I met their son Kyle and his parents at the memory verse table that I was assigned to in Awana Sparky’s. Sadly, since they moved to Arizona a few years back, and we moved to Texas, we never really got the chance to meet up. BUT yesterday we did, and I honestly haven’t had that much fun, and laughed that much in so long. There’s something about their family and our family that just clicks, and when we’re all together it’s like a celebration all the time, because there’s not a moment where we’re not laughing or smiling. They make me so happy and content, and even though we hadn’t seen them in almost four years, it seemed like nothing changed, because we just picked right up from where we left off, and a friend told me that that’s how you know they’re the true stuff 😛 But somehow I kind of already knew that.

We started off the evening swimming (no surprise there hah that’s all I do) at the hotel that they were staying at, and raided the snack bar, while the parents drank their wine and bubbly drinks. After that, we spent a good thirty minutes changing and going back and forth about what type of food we wanted to eat and where we wanted to eat. Finally we decided on Mexican food, which was absolutely perfect considering we were in the right city for the best Tex Mex ❤ The food was amazing, but the company was even better (if that’s possible, because lemme tell ya…I got some gooooood enchiladas…), although I’m pretty sure our waitress was already done with us after ten minutes 😛 The night went by way too quickly, and we stayed in the restaurant until twenty minutes past closing time, when the owner, not so subtly, hinted that we leave. We left the building, but stood in the parking lot talking, and messing around for a while. The parents kept on saying it was time to say goodbye, but of course wherever we migrated, we just continued to talk until it was actually time to say goodbye (after saying goodbye like three times :P), and you all know I hate goodbyes. Thankfully I didn’t cry, but a thought did come across my mind, as we were driving away.

Imagine how easy life would be if our family’s were in each other’s lives more than the “once every three or four years meet up”. We all get along so well, and they make me so happy, so why wouldn’t God want us all to be together? How is it that through certain circumstances, two families that work almost perfectly together were split apart 1,000 miles away? It didn’t make sense to me, and I’m still wondering why it had to play out this way, but then I realized that all of the amazing things and the awesome people here in Texas would never have been part of my life, and vise versa for them in Arizona. This whole thing served as a reminder that God really does have a plan for everything, and that there’s always a bigger picture. I mean it makes no humanly sense to why He’d want two family’s from Illinois to become friends, and then have them move all the way across the country in two different states. I mean what if back in that Sparky’s room, I was assigned to a different table? There’s no way meeting them was some random fate that “just so happened.” God put them in our lives for a specific reason, and I know a friendship like the one we have with them will last pretty darn long !!

Okay friends that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this very casual, non-poetry, blog post 😛

So until next time…God bless and live life well ❤

 

5.23.17

“…time honestly flies by, and we have to be aware of that, and enjoy the good times a little more, and love the people in our lives a lot more, because you don’t realize how much they meant to you until you’re saying goodbye.”

 

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Freshman Prom 2K17

 

Hi! It’s Mei 😀

Today was the last day of school, which meant it was also the last day of being a Freshman in high school. Honestly the “status” of being a fish didn’t bother me too much, but with the school year coming to a close, I’ve realized all of the great memories that I’ve made with all my classmates.

Throughout both semesters, we’ve had five kids drop out, and in a public school that’s whatever, but in a small private school, it’s lowkey a big change. I’ve enjoyed being with the ones who ended up leaving, but I realized how close the remaining few of us have become, and I’m really sad to see our good times come to a close. And YES I GET IT. Three months is no big deal, but it really is, especially considering that we spent every day with the same fifteen kids for hours each week.

Next week I’m sure I’ll be over it, but it’s all sort of settling in that time honestly flies by, and we have to be aware of that, and enjoy the good times a little more, and love the people in our lives a lot more, because you don’t realize how much they meant to you until you’re saying goodbye ❤ And lemme tell y’all I’m good at a few things, but  saying goodbye sure aint one of them, and that’s a fact I’ve learned throughout life.

Obviously I’m super relieved that it’s Summer, and I’m looking forward to the break and the pool parties(!), but I think it’s always good to have a little reminder to enjoy the people and things that we’re blessed to have around us, and to make sure they know how much you appreciate them ❤

Until next time! God bless and live life well

-Mei

Re-Introduction

Hi! It’s Mei 😀

So with school coming to a close (thank the Lord!), I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to spend my Summer. Of course I’ll want to hang out with friends, and I’ve already begun to put together a book list(!), but I wanted to participate in something creative and engaging that would put away all procrastinating for at least a few minutes out of my days. So when my best friend Eden asked for my assistance in creating a blog of her own, I decided to give blogging “a go” again. The both of us will be blogging all through the Summer (or so…That’s our plan), and you can find her blog here! She will be posting about her life experiences, all the crazy things that happen in her life, (and trust me things can get a little crazy with her, because let’s be real…She’s friends with me =P ) and the ways God’s working through her life.

As for me…I really needed to think about where I wanted to take the direction of my own blog. As you all can see, I’ve changed the outside look of my blog, but I knew I wanted to change more than just its appearance. When I created it back in 2015, I was hoping to make myself an outlet to share my poetry, but after contemplating the purpose of my blog, I’ve decided to broaden the span of the content beyond poetry, to include a quote or two I may come across, a little life experience I’ve had, or even an inspirational or motivational discovery I’ve made in my own life. My goal is to brighten your day, and if one quote or random musing of mine can bless you…Then that’s enough for me if it’s enough for you 🙂 Of course I’ll still be posting my poems, because I know that’s the reason why 99.9% of you are following me, but I hope you all will enjoy the exciting new course we’ll be taking together!

So until next time…God bless and live life well

-Mei

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

-Seth Godin