I just watched the first 8 episodes of One Tree Hill Season 8 today. One Tree Hill was starting to lose its spark for me around Season 5, and when they took Lucas and Peyton off Season 7 - well, it just wasn't One Tree Hill anymore. But mummy was laughing her head off at some of the more recent episodes (end Season 7, start Season 8) and I decided to have a go at the latest Season. And well I'm hooked. I only have a problem with the model girl Alex. She's just... annoying.
But anyways, there was this major theme that revolved around the episodes where one of the characters Julian was filming a documentary, where he filmed the people in his life who were all going through stuff and asked them, "What Comes Next?"
I reckon that's a really good question to ask for the New Year.
There were so many amazing things that happened in my life this year. There were so many amazing things that I got to be a part of. There were so many amazing people I met. There were so many amazing people I either became closer with or reconnected after so long. Really, I feel so blessed.
I also had trials, days of crying, days of being emo, pains and difficulties that I had to go through in my life. But it was all definitely not for nothing. I learned. I learned how to improve myself; I learned what I didn't manage to learn the last time something happened; I learned how to handle situations the way God wants me to handle them.
And I live each day in pure joy. Save for the one or two days a month where physiological/biological factors take their toll, I live every day and I thank God that i am alive.
I'm amazed to see how much people around me have grown.
I'm amazed to see what beautiful people my best friends who I've known since primary school are becoming.
I'm amazed to hear the stories my secondary school friends tell me about their lives and what God has done for them.
I'm amazed to see how blessed I am to have Godparents who love me just as their own and care for me as their own.
I'm saddened to see that so many lovely people are moving onto the next stage of their lives, and God has planned for them to be taken away from Melbourne for that next stage to begin. Yet I'm excited to see what they can bring to the table wherever they go.
I'm saddened that some friends are no longer within my reach. Never mind the actual physical distance, but time zones become an issue.
I'm scared yet excited that this is my graduating year. That I have to start considering my postgraduate.
I'm scared and anxious that I need to start thinking about other things in life - Internship, part-time jobs, leadership, driving, relationships.
I'm eager to train myself and equip myself to serve the Father.
Maybe you share some of the above with me.
So what comes next?
Curious as I may be, I just know that God's hand is in it. And that's all I need to know.