September 18th.

So. If you didn’t know by now, I am a very sentimental person. I tend to value feelings more than anything in the world and it generally affects everything I do – The music I listen to, the poetry I hear, the tv shows I watch, the stuff that I write e.t.c, whatever it is, I have to be touched by it in some way for me to truly value it. So, as such, I tend to keep notes of dates that mark important chapters in my life and September 18th is one of those days.

So, I woke up really early today – about 5am – and I was feeling really good. Then, at some point in the morning, I checked my calendar and I realised what the date was and I was like “OMG! Today, officially marks six years since I came to the UK”. Even though, I am going to be heading back at some point, it just seems so surreal that it has been six years – Six years of laughter, pain, depression, happiness, growth and so much more. When I came here in 2011, I was 15 years old and I realised that I was starting something new. I had no idea the ride I was in for but I am grateful for it. There is so much that has happened to me here. I started my blog here; I fell in love; I had my heart broken; I evolved; I bagged two degrees; I met so many wonderful people that I can call friends for life; I went through and came out of the most depressing period in my life; I survived an accident by the grace of God; I got confirmed; I got baptised and just so much more.

I have learned so much here. I have been hurt, betrayed and disappointed but I have also been loved, appreciated and encouraged. At my core, I am still me but I can’t say that I am the same person that came here six years ago. There has been so much growth and even with the good and the bad, it’s all being worth it. I wouldn’t have it any other way. God has been gracious and compassionate to me and I couldn’t be more thankful to Him for just being there for me through it all because I really don’t deserve it.

A new chapter of my life is starting and I can’t wait to see what is on the other side. I know that I am destined for greatness and I know that I will achieve it. Just you wait and see! 🙂

Love always <3,

Dolly

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