a lot can happen in a year. / by Sophia Duccini

As 2014 comes to an end I take a moment to stop and reflect back on the year and think about what the next one will hold. This year was full of unexpected twists and turns. I've never really been one to journal or write about my life, but I thought I'd take a moment to share a few of my thoughts and hopes for the new year. 2014 was a huge growing year for me. I saw myself take on new adventures that I never saw coming. There were a lot of great moments, shows, new friends, and old friends. There was also a good deal of down time. It was during that in between down time that I got the chance to really look at my life and appreciate all the blessings in it. Through all the ups and the downs that came my way in 2014 I feel like I got to know myself better. I am so thankful for each and every growing experience, unplanned adventure, new soul I met, old friend I reconnected with, every quiet moment and loud moment, every one and thing that made me laugh and brought me joy, every tear I cried that reminded me sometimes you have to let out deep feelings in more ways than one, and all the love and support I have in my life. I got to go on one last 2014 adventure with my good friends Conley and Katelyn, and bid the year adieu. I look forward to what 2015 will bring, and see how life will grow me and what I will learn. I wish all of you a safe and joyful new year!