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Winter 2019 Goals

Hello everyone

I thought that I’ll share my winter goals that I made earlier this month with you before January ends😊

1. Have one verse to memorize a week and one Psalm to study a month

2. Sing a translation of one worship song that I know in another language during my quiet time

3. Start exercising 10-20 minutes in the weekend

4. Write prayers in my prayer/devotional journal

5. Do well in my mocks and highlight areas to work on afterwards.

6. Start outlining/brainstorming for two novelette/novella ideas

7. Start writing a devotional a week

8. Write a chord progression and melody for a piece

9. Write some ideas for songs

10. Write in my language journal once a week

11. Plan to meet up with people in February and/or March.

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16 Goals for my 16 Years

Hello everyone!

Today is my 16th birthday, so I thought that I’d celebrate with some goals 💖

In 2018, inspired by Meg D Gonzalez, I decided to create a number of goals according to how old I was going to be in that year.

Last year, I created 15 goals was I was turning 15. I wrote them in the front of my journal, so that I could keep accountable of what I was doing.

This year, I am sharing with you my 16 main goals before I share with you tomorrow my mini goals for Winter 2019:

1. Memorise and speak more Scriptures

2. Listen and sing to at least one worship song during Bible study

3. Explore Christian ladies/Youth conferences/events

4. Keep a prayer and devotional journal

5. Exercise 5-10 minutes a day/ 20 minutes 3 time’s a week

6. Get a job as a babysitter and tutor

7. Get at least 6 ‘9’s for my GCSEs

8. Study more

9. Write a story/ poem/devotional a month

10. Publish edevotionals and novelettes/ novellas on Kindle

11. Compose a song/ piece a month

12. Write a book of pieces/ songs

13. Learn one song in other languages a month

14. Read stories in other languages

15. Keep a language journal

16. Meet up with more people, especially Christians my age

And there you have it!

What are your goals for 2019?

Posted in Dreams, Monthly R and R, Writing Wednesday

2018 Reflections

Warning: Apologies, but this post is very long

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful 2018. And if not, thank you for continuing your journey into 2019. Someone will be impacted by your story one day, if not now.

I wanted to share with you how my 2018 went, as a reflection of what happened. It was a huge year for me, and I still can’t fathom how all of this happened.

January:

January saw my paternal grandmother going to heaven, which was a shock for everyone, especially when she survived into the New Year.

However, there is always beauty for the ashes.

I turned 15 years old, and celebrated with a lot of my friends and cousins who also have birthdays in January .

My blogging and writing got a fresh boost, with two blog tours and a lit of story ideas and outlining.

February:

February was very musical in my house: my brother and I played in the School musical Pitt band, and my brother had other performances with another orchestra he is in.

Of course, I cannot mention February 2018 without talking about Billy Graham’s death. The interesting thing was, in the very day he died, I had a missions trip meeting, and my team leaders ended up talking about how Billy Graham affected them.

March:

March 2018 brought in the Beast from the East, bringing the largest amount of snow that I’ve seen in England for a long time. It was so large, that schools had to be closed down!

The highlight, though, was going to Rouen with my friends on a school trip. My host family were Catholics, and were so sweet to me, which was really lovely. I’ll do anything to see them again.

April:

We had Easter Sunday on the first day, which was a beautiful start. I was then able to go to a music camp with old and new friends, which was really fun. I also had the privilege of singing in Ely Cathedral with my school choir, although at the time it didn’t feel like an honour as I was exhausted.

The best part of April was seeing two of my closest friends getting married. Rachel baptised me three years ago, and she and her husband Josh have supported me throughout everything , whilst studying at university , helping with the church and dating each other!

May:

I got to see two of my beautiful writing friends, Taylor and Livy, publish fantastic books.

May was also the Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which is the second Royal Wedding that I’ve watched live!

May also saw me getting a bit more active, and taking long walks around my neighbourhood.

June:

I made new friends, and had the privilege of watching two concerts from people that I admire.

It was also where I discovered my dream sixth form, and began working towards getting a place there.

July:

July 5th marks 3 years of getting baptised, which is crazy seeing what God has done since then.

I also finished Year 10 watching the painful match of England vs Croatia during the World Cup live. While I’m not a huge fan of football, I am a huge fan of England doing well.

Not many people get to say that they travelled to the north of Spain by bus with 90 teenagers and play in a concert in a castle, but I did! SYO Tour 2018 was amazing, and I seriously recommend that you travel to Palencia

August:

August saw me bonding with lots of people through texting or hanging out wherever.

I really got into missions, especially after talking to a missionary and discovering Trades of Hope. Missions has been a passion of mine since I was 7, and I find it impossible for it to leave.

September:

I started Year 11, and made so many new friends due to being a boarder buddy.

It was such an honour for me as I watched my brother receive a music award at school for continuous commitment at school and in other orchestras around the country.

October:

October saw me temporarily say goodbye to some friends as I wasn’t joining them for SYO 2019 due to focusing on GCSEs

I went to Romania on a missions trip to Project Ruth School in Bucharest, and oh, oh, oh! I want to go back so badly. Those moments with the children were so precious, and I wish that I could have just stayed there. I had never felt so at home outside of my home before. I can’t remember being so excited about a trip, even two months afterwards, I still get excited thinking about it.

October also saw two celebrations:

1 year of blogging on WFAGG and my parents’ 21st wedding anniversary. It was one of my most favorite anniversaries that I’ve celebrated with them.

November:

I got mission fever, and journaled and researches like crazy!

November was a month of celebration!

And if that wasn’t wonderful, I got into my dream sixth form with a Headmaster’s Award! This is one of the top schools in England, and I got in 😍😍😍

I finished my grade 8 violin, which was amazing, especially now that I am in Year 11. I also officially finished my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

When did all of these amazing things happen? In the same week!

December:

December was a celebration of Christmas and finishing activities.

I sang the Messiah with my school choir, and I went to the cinema three times which is a record for me!

I also met up with so many friends and family members which included the sweetest niece and nephew.

2018 was an amazing year of milestones and celebrations. That didn’t mean everything was rosy. It just meant that God helped me overcome barriers that I could never have done on my own.

So what about 2019?

Well, I’m have 16 goals, but instead of creating mini goals every month toward them like I did in 2018, I will do seasonal mini goals and tell you how I am doing with my Resolutions.

I will post my Resolutions tomorrow

How about you?

How was 2018?

What are you hoping for in 2019?

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December 2018 Reflections

Hello everyone!

This is just a quick summary of my December goals before I do my longer post of the whole year later on today.

1. Create 16 resolutions for 2019

I did, and I’ll share them with you soon 💖

2. Revise for mocks( my excitement is evident😔)

I have been revising, but I still need to do more revision.

3. Start some experimentation with a new piece

Yes, and I may continue with the ideas in 2019

4. Plan blog posts and create guest post form for you guys 😊

I’ll share the link to the guest post form soon 💖

5. Start a language journal( i.e. a book where I write multiple in languages)

I have, and I’m really looking forward to continuing it in 2019

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Goodbye 2018

Goodbye 2018.

You have seen so many amazing victories and new authors.

You’ve even seen a young writer like me grow.

So thank you. Thank you for all of the amazing memories.

And to you, my readers:

I pray that 2019 where you will see breakthroughs in writing.

I pray that you will come closer to God.

I pray that people will become closer to God because of your writing.

Have a great 2019

Posted in Monthly R and R

November 2018 Reflections and December 2018 Resolutions

Hello everyone!

Happy December, and I hope that you are all well this Christmas.

November was quite exciting for me academically as I had special exams to help me choose which sixth form to go to after this year. I succeeded in those, and I’ll be starting in a new sixth form next September.

So, let’s see how I did with November’s goals:

1. Finish and edit Relatable: Ruth, a mini project that I started last month.

I finished it, and I also edited most of it too 😊

2. Finish my grade 8 violin with a good mark.

I did, and I was pleased with my result!

3. Start creating a melody for my composing project.

I finished it and wrote a draft to give to someone to edit it 😃

4. Start some research for projects that I want to do next year.

Yes, and I’m still going 😊

5. Continue to learn Romanian along with my other languages.

I haven’t spoken it, but I have thought of some words in Romanian now and then 😊

So, let’s create some goals for December:

1. Create 16 resolutions for 2019

2. Revise for mocks( my excitement is evident😔)

3. Start some experimentation with a new piece

4. Plan blog posts and create guest post form for you guys 😊

5. Start a language journal( i.e. a book where I write multiple in languages)

How are you guys doing this December?

Are you looking forward to Christmas and New Year?

Posted in Monthly R and R

October 2018 Reflections and November 2018 Resolutions

Hello everyone!

Apologies for being absent so far this month, but these past few weeks have been crazy with exams, and now things are starting to settle down, sort of!

Last October, I went to Romania for a missions trip, which was amazing, and I’m hoping to share with you my experiences soon😊

But for now, here are my goals’ report:

1.Do a creative reflection on Romania

Romania was amazing, and I think I’ll need to do something very special to remember that trip. I’ve started thinking of ideas, and I’ve decided to make it one of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 😊

2. Create a 5-10 minute stretch routine to do each day.

Yes, and I think I’m improving!

3. Write 5,000 words of devotionals

Yes! It was a challenge with everything being so busy this month, but I did it 😊

4. Continue my composing project

I just need one more chord progression and a melody, then I’m done!

5. Choose 2 subjects to do really well in this term

I did, and I’ve improved so much already!

Now that it is already November, I’m going to share with you the goals that I have been working towards this month.

1. Finish and edit Relatable: Ruth, a mini project that I started last month.

2. Finish my grade 8 violin with a good mark.

3. Start creating a melody for my composing project.

4. Start some research for projects that I want to do next year.

5. Continue to learn Romanian along with my other languages.

How about you? How’s November bee so far?

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September 2018 Reflections and October 2018 Resolutions

Hello everyone!

Apologies for being absent so far- things are getting really busy in my corner!

September was pretty successful on the whole.

1. Submit an article to Project Inspired

Yes, but I haven’t gotten a reply yet, so we’ll see!

2. Start speaking

some Romanian

Just a few phrases, but I am speaking!

3. Do exam papers on my GCSE subjects each week.

I’ve done some subjects, but not all.

4. Edit When Martha Rests, my devotional book,.

Um, no. I’ve started writing more devotionals though!

5. Plan a blog event for October/ November for this blog’s one year birthday( 1 year, guys!)

Yes, and I hope things will kick off well😊

6. Compose a song

I’ve started a project, which I hope to finish by Christmas!

Now onto October goals:

1. Do a creative reflection on Romania

2. Create a 5-10 minute stretch routine to do each day.

3. Write 5,000 words of devotionals

4. Continue my composing project

5. Choose 2 subjects to do really well in this term

How about you?

How is October so far?

Posted in Monthly R and R, Writing

August 2018 Reflections and September 2018 Resolutions

Hello everyone!

Happy September!

August was quite busy with camp and meeting up with people.

Let’s have a look at August goals

1. Write and submit an article to Project Inspired

I wrote an article… but I’ve been editing it. I’m hoping to submit it this month though.

2. Continue studying for GCSEs

Yes, it was hard work, but I think it will pay off 😊

3. Find some Christian French and Spanish singers to listen to

Sadly, I wasn’t very successful, but I will keep trying!

4. Start learning Romanian for my mission trip to Romania in October!

I have started a little bit, but I need to do more and practice with someone.

5. Compose a song

Yes! It’s really cute, too😊

Now I’m in September!

So here are my goals:

1. Submit an article to Project Inspired

2. Start speaking some Romanian

3. Do exam papers on my GCSE subjects each week.

4. Edit When Martha Rests, my devotional book,.

5. Plan a blog event for October/ November for this blog’s one year birthday( 1 year, guys!)

6. Compose a song

6 goals! Eeep! Hopefully, I can get them all done.

How about you?

How was your August?

How are your goals coming along?

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July 2018 Reflections and August 2018 Resolutions

Hello everyone!

It’s nearly the end of August( and I’m now publishing my goals!)

Let’s review July:

1. Start preparing for the autumn blogging season.

I do have some plans for the autumn, but they are not set in stone yet 😊

2. Camp NaNoWriMo

I finished my first book of devotionals, which I hope will be ready for you next year😊

3. Start practising Spanish when I go to Spain

I did, which was helpful because I ended up being a ‘translator’ for my friends throughout the week 😊

4. Start revising all of the GCSE course that I’ve learnt so far.

Yes, which has been helpful, but very tiring.

5. Compose a piece

Yes!!!

6. Read more books

Yay!!! I love the summer so much as I get to read more 😊

Now, onto August goals!

1. Write and submit an article to Project Inspired

2. Continue studying for GCSEs

3. Find some Christian French and Spanish singers to listen to

4. Start learning Romanian for my mission trip to Romania in October!

5. Compose a song

How about you?

How are your August goals going?