20 Things I Learned In March

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This month has passed by so quickly, and I feel like that might be a good thing. I didn’t have a great month, which is really sad because to me, March is that first-breath-of-fresh-air month right after the long & dark winter season. ButΒ here’s what I learned:

  1. Walking in the woods is such a refreshing thing. You should do it more.
  2. Be in community. Talk to people. Nobody will know how you’re doing unless you tell them what’s been up. Our friends love us, and we won’t burden them by unveiling our problems.
  3. Open that bible of yours. Soak in all that information, and take notes. Apply it in your life. Since the bible is the Word of God, it’s the only guideline for life that you need. Stop turning to people to tell you how to live, because it’s not their place anyway.
  4. Pray when you’re happy, when you’re upset, scared, angry, thankful, confused, need to rant. Pray when Β you’re excited, when you’re unsure of what’s going to happen next. God is here for you, sweet girl. Just pray. He hears you, and cares about what you have to say.
  5. Going to a new place for the day & making wrong turns isn’t as bad as you think. Sure, you might not find good parking, but the photos you take on the way will be rad!
  6. Listen to the elder people in your life. Their stories will fascinate you.
  7. Wake up early so you have a chance to capture the morning light in a way you never did before.
  8. Explore new angles of things. Photography, situations, people, mindsets.
  9. It’s okay to talk to people who once hurt you, and it’s okay to be kind to them. It’s also okay to not want them back in your life.
  10. Write your poetry. It’s been a while since you did that. You have such a way of explaining the feelings you feel, and what happens around you. Use that psychedelic brain of yours.
  11. Sure, 9pm coffee might not make you stay awake like people, but if you want to stay up, you’ll never go to bed. Just have a cup of tea before you sleep.
  12. Instant photography is rad, but remember that you only have 16 exposures left, and you got 24 in February. There will come seasons & things that you will want to capture. Resist the temptation to use it all at once; that stuff is costly!
  13. Be a better listener. Your sister needs you, and is tired of seeing you zone out in front of her. Hug her more, tell her you love her more. Be present.
  14. Darkness isn’t bad, it’s merely a reminder that there will be light again.
  15. It’s okay to take things at your own pace. People are different. If you do what everyone else is doing, you’ll be scared and stressed out.
  16. Try to be braver. But this is the key word you need to hold onto- try.
  17. You should really write letters more. The question is, will you?
  18. There are things you want so badly to experience. Things you want to be your life. But be patient, as it’s not time for you to experience those things yet. You will one day, but now, focus on preparing yourself for those things so that you’ll be ready.
  19. Do NOT drink coffee before going to lead worship. Practice or the real deal- you’ll regret it.
  20. God is real, you can feel His presence when you sing to Him. You feel all sorts of joy, and sometimes you sense that He’s holding your hand. Hold on to that. Doubt will creep in sometimes at unexpected hours. But crush that with the truth that you know.

If you reached the end of this list, that’s awesome! What things have you learned this month?

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