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My 2021 Reflection

2021 was very kind to me. I started off the year fasting. I was not aware of the concept of fasting truly until this year. I prayed for a great year, a year that will blow my mind and God did just that. I am so proud of myself. However, how proud I feel now I wish I had all year. I had a lot of self-doubt and moments where I didn’t feel adequate in my work life, school, and social life (huge imposter syndrome). I let negative thoughts permeate my mind and stay there. Subconsciously they got to me, and I know I could’ve used the Word more to overcome those thoughts. The little girl in me still had some healing to do and situations to overcome because many ideas and circumstances were new. While the negative thoughts did get to me, I choose to push and press forward. What God has for me is greater than what the enemy tries to tell me. In 2021, I conquered because I am here today still standing and proud of myself.

  • I met my now fiancé in January

  • Launched my blog in March

  • Successfully completed the second year of my doctoral program

  • Spent the summer months traveling

  • Got engaged in July

  • Got an opportunity to publish a chapter in a book in September (coming out soon)

  • Saw my best friend step out on faith and launch her art show in October

  • Completed a pilot study for my dissertation

God has been so good to me and moving forward into 2022 I want to continue to marvel at His greatness every day. All the things that God did, and I accomplish are only just the beginning. I’m going in 2022 with Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

What did you accomplish this year and what will you do better or new in 2022?

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