Changes

An Essay By Maddi // 12/27/2012

Changes are everything.

2011 was moving.

2011 was trying to fit in. And it didn't work.

2011 was becoming a teen.

2011 was overcoming crushes and figuring out that it’s worthless to spend time over them.

2011 was leaving youth group.

2012 has been frustrating.

2012 has been exploring:

The work world.

Myself. I have now got a vague grasp on who I want to be, and whose I am.

The Bible.

2012 has been learning how to draw…with good results.

2012 was going to a new youth group.

2012 has been a realizing year.

2012 was realizing that soccer isn't everything.

2012 has been going through the teen depression stage.

But when you surface, you can see how far you've come. And, in my case, it brought me into a closer relationship with God.

If you endure hard stuff, don’t feel like it is totally worthless. Because it isn't. God can do anything! Even if you can only see the first step, not the whole staircase, keep going, cos God has a plan for you.

2012 has had the satisfaction of being able to play the piano. A little.

A lot has changed since last year. And it will change again. And again. But I don’t mind.

The end of 2012 has brought more possibilities, more friendships. I am so thankful to God! He used my time in the desert to bring me closer to Him, build my relationships, and make me think.

All of last year (2011 and half of 2012) was being a silly, stupid teenager girl. I want to change that. I want people to respect me.

I am ready for 2013.

Comments

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Happy new year, Maddi! God Bless You! I'm praying for you!

Lucy Anne | Thu, 01/03/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even if you can only see the

Even if you can only see the first step, not the whole staircase, keep going, cos God has a plan for you.

That really painted a lovely picture in my mind. :)

Madeline | Fri, 01/04/2013

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

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Lucy--Thanks! *grin* I'm praying for you too, girl! If you ever need to, you're more than welcome to contact me! :)

Homey--Good! Thanks for commenting!!

Maddi | Sat, 01/05/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Maddi

Thank you Maddi. I will remember your offer! :)

Also, thank you for your compliment about Ernesha.

P.S. WHAT are all those strange letters and warnings on the top of this page????? Am I the only one seeing this???

Lucy Anne | Sun, 01/06/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Megan :)

Welcome mate. Anytime! :)

Yes, well, thanks for all the encouragement on my stories, and being the grammar editor! Thanks....can't wait to read your story!

I KNOW! What are they?? You're not the only one. I at first thought AP was shutting down. I cried till I realised that it was all still there.....
Oh yeah, and whenever I comment the page goes white and I can't get rid of it. Then I have to open another tab. Weird.

Maddi | Sun, 01/06/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

:)

I know! After I comment, the page goes white with all those letters and then I have to start all over and type in ApricotPie's homepage address.

And you really cried? :)

Lately, I've been wondering how you sound with an Australian accent...:)

Lucy Anne | Sun, 01/06/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

:) :)

Yup.

Well....no. That was an exaggeration. I was close to crying while my heart sank. I would cry though if AP really closed down. :(

Haha! Well, if you have skype, email me the address and you can hear my accent! That's what I did with Sarah A. :)

Maddi | Sun, 01/06/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

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