Tuesday, April 19

22 from my 22nd year.

Happy Birthday to ME! 

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Today is the day, my 23rd birthday. I. heart. birthdays. And in honor of completing my 22nd year of life, I'm giving you a list of 22 things that were important to me from my 22nd year. 

one. I wrapped up my four years of undergrad at Mississippi State. I moved out of the Chi O house for the very last time. I worked my last game at Dudy Noble. I watched my friends get jobs, get into graduate school and move away. So bittersweet. 

two. I started a blog. What a great outlet it has been, and what encouragement I have received from so many people. 

three. I met Camp DeSoto. Three months on a mountain with some incredible people, making some incredible memories and learning some incredible lessons. It's hard to believe Camp and its people weren't even part of my life a year ago. 

four. I learned about faith.

five. Student teaching. You've heard enough about that here and here and here and here

six. I graduated from college. And tried to start living into the idea of being an alumus of Mississippi State University. Hail State. 

seven. I went rock climbing, twice. And I was pretty dang good at it. 

eight. I've gotten to celebrate with lots of my precious friends that have gotten engaged

nine. I learned how to open up to others. Yeah, it took me 22 years to learn how to do that. Judge me. 

ten. I learned about forgiveness. 

eleven. I got a new computer, and a Kindle. And I am now a technology addict. 

twelve. I was offered the Head of Horseback position at Camp DeSoto. Another summer on the mountain, it's good for the soul. 

thirteen. I've gotten to hang out with my sissy in college. It's been fun. Glad I've got a whole two more years of it. 

fourteen. I read LOTS of books, and some faves were: Water for Elephants, A Praying Life, Crazy Love, The Wednesday Letters, The Help, Heaven is For Real and Look Me in the Eyes. 

fifteen. I went to see Garth Brooks in Nashville. 

sixteen. Mississippi State demolished Michigan in the Gator Bowl, and of course I was there to witness it... cowbell in hand. 

seventeen. I was tested by the Lord, and failed miserably. But got to see Him pick me back up again. 

eighteen. I went on a cruise for SB2K11. I also fell in love with the Caribbean. 

nineteen. I rode a mechanical bull. Bucket list---check.  

twenty. I got into grad school at MUW. Future Speech Pathologists. Look out world. 

twenty one. I gave a sermon

twenty two. I loved, a lot. 

Here's to 23rd, and the many many things it holds. Thank you all you great readers! You're the best. 

love always, 


a life of color said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELSIE!!!!!!!!!! I like your list from this past year what a neat idea!! I am going to have to try a few of the books on your list.

Morgan Paige said...

HAPPY birthday!!!!

Ashton said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous 23rd year!

Laura said...

what a wonderful idea for a birthday list! I, too, ready Crazy Love this past year and loved it!