Well, everyone else is doing posts about wrapping up 2017, so I guess I’m doing one as well. ;-D
I personally also had a good year, overall. I deepened my relationships with my family and friends, rediscovered my love of writing, and discovered blogging. I joined OYAN, became a Nano-er, read tons of new books, watched awesome movies, listened to great music, and became more physically fit. Not everything was perfect this year; I’ve had to work through some responsibilities and relationship problems and they were definitely not easy; I also became pretty sick around October. However; God is faithful and has helped get me through those times. I’m incredibly grateful to Him for His unfailing love.
I thought I’d share some events that happened this year with you all, as well as some of my favorite movies, books, and musicians from 2017.
Events that Happened in 2017:
(March) Track- I started track in Spring of 2017. It’s definitely not my favorite sport; but I did do very well in long jump and sprinting.
(April) 15th Birthday-I turned 15 on April 25th, 2017. I feel like I’m getting old. :-Z ;-D Just kidding.
(June) Bible Bee-Every year we participate in the National Bible Bee. I was a senior this year for the first time, and we studied Genesis 1-3, the theme this year being “Created”. I always learn so much about God during this time of study.
(July) Camp Nano-I did Camp Nanowrimo for the first time! Being in Jane’s cabin Fellowship of the Keyboards was so much fun, and I even succeeded with my word goal! I also met a ton of new friends through Nano. XD *hugs you all*
(July) Starting Music, Mystery, Middle Earth and Mitochondria- I started this blog! I hope you have been having as much fun reading my posts as I’ve had writing them. I’ve also met several wonderful friends through this blog. *more hugs*
(August) Piano Guys Concert- I went to the Piano Guys concert!!! It was absolutely amazing, especially because it was my very first concert. Thanks for bringing me, Dad! <3
(September) Family Camp- I went to our Church’s family camp and had a blast with my friends and family. Nothing beats fresh mountain air, freezing lake water, campfires and staying up late. ;-D
(October) Kung Fu- My brother and I started Kung Fu. We are now yellow belts and have had so much fun learning how to defend ourselves, use weapons, and meeting new friends.
(December) Christmas- My family went up to a cabin in the mountains with my grandparents and cousins for Christmas. We skied, watched Princess Bride (inconceivable!), and opened presents. It was a lot of fun.
Movies I Watched for the First Time:
Jurassic Park movies 1-3
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Out of Darkness
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Books and Series I read for the First Time:
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Prisoner and Yet by Corrie Ten Boom
The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson-3 books
The Baker Street Mysteries by Jake and Luke Thoene-4 books
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer-8 books
Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson-only read 4 books
Tales of Goldstone Wood books by Anne Elizabeth Stengl-only read 5 books
Showdown by Ted Dekker
Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon-only read 5 books
Music I Listened to:
Acapella Pop i.e. Peter Hollens, Pentatonix
Epic Instrumental Music i.e. TSfH, Audiomachine
Instrumental Pop and Hip-Hop i.e. Lindsey Stirling, Simply Three, Piano Guys
Movie Scores i.e. PotC Soundtracks, LotR Soundtracks, Star Wars Soundtracks
Video Game Scores i.e. Assassin’s Creed Soundtracks, Legend of Zelda Soundtracks
New Age Piano Music i.e. Helen Jane Long, Michele McLaughlin
(I don’t know what genre these musicians fit into) i.e. Rich Mullins, Caedmon’s Call
I am super excited for 2018 and all the wonderful things God has in store for my family and I. I’m looking forward to turning 16, watching the new Han Solo movie, and possibly going to California for a vacation. XD XD XD
So, tell me; how was your 2017? Did you do anything particularly fun or memorable? Watch any good movies or read any good books? Is there anything you’re looking forward to in 2018? Talk to me!
Have a Blessed New Year!