My Life

Goodbye, 2016

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“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”

– Isaiah 43: 18-19 (MSG)


2016 has left me completely undone — in the best way possible. It has been a year of new discoveries, of going deeper, and of seeing my life’s purpose with increasing clarity.

A lot happened in 2016. I turned 17, went out to LA for some meetings and stuff (sorry, not sorry for being so vague 😉), got my driver’s license, graduated high school, got to see Remember The Goal for the first time, performed in Spirit, took a trip to the beach, and much more.

There have been ups and downs and times that were sort of in-between. I have danced with Jesus and I have cried in his arms. I have been plagued with anxiety at times, but I’ve learned to sing my way out. After all, praise precedes the miracle.

I have learned to love myself, even as my body, heart, and mind change and mature. There is beauty in growing up, even though it often feels awkward and confusing and like everything is changing all at once.

I have made new friends and been new places. I have tried new things, even things that terrify me. I have made lots of new videos and written new blog posts. I have read dozens of books (I think it ended up being around 45-50?) and played around with writing my own.

Most importantly, I have stepped into a level of love and freedom that I never knew existed. I have experienced the healing friendship of Jesus, so tangible and always present to bring life, peace, and joy.

2016 was an absolutely beautiful year. Now it is 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited. This is the year that God has been preparing me for my entire life. This is the moment where I can choose to cower in fear, or jump.

And I’m choosing to jump.  

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