April 5, 2013

the year that ROCKS.

(no, that's not a real tattoo ;))

I graduated highschool.
I spent a summer in Guatemala.
I went to Passion 2013.
I launched C4.
Eighteen was a good year. 

Tomorrow I turn nineteen. The big 1-9. Wait, that's not a thing? Huh.

I have to confess, nineteen was always that "unknown" age for me.. eighteen was cool and at twenty, you are no longer a teenager. I'm determined to live my life as a nineteen year old to the fullest. Nineteen is going to be the year that ROCKS. 

My word for 2013 is FREE. It's a pretty beautiful thing to live in freedom and let go of fear. When you take your heart and say, "Jesus it's Yours." That's cool.

I'm traveling a ton this year.
I'm doing mentorships. 
I'm going to a mentorship.
I'm learning + exploring + challenging my heart and mind this year. 

I'm excited, and hey, guess what? Y'all get to come along with me.

Have a happy weekend! 

15 comments:

Elisha said...

Love your word, lady! It's so simple yet full of depth. You are getting so old! ;) Buut, I wish you happy (early) birthday! xox

hannah joy said...

have no idea how i didn't notice this before (actually, it's probably because i use google reader instead of going to all the individual blogs i follow), but your new design! ahhh chevron! love it! :)

catherine grace said...

you should travel a ton more and come to australia

Kristyn said...

so excited for you and all that God is doing in your life, ellie! :)

pluuuuus, I think you should totally get that as a REAL tattoo. ;)

sarah b said...

ellie, you quite simply rock. :) <3

Amelia Sutton said...

love love love you, girl! love the humble, servant heart God gave you, especially! it's beautiful. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY CAUSE YOU'RE ON THE EAST COAST WOOOO!!!!!! all the confetti! ;)

Mal said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope your day is amazing!
-mal :)

Gloria {Lia} said...

I love your outlook for the year! There have been years in the past that I've just never expected to become a big part of my life, so I never really tried to make them count. I regret it now, but I know how you feel! Make it count. :)

Mikailah Autumn said...

so so excited for you, Ellie. :) in this past year as i've followed your blog, i can see how much you've grown. you are such a talented and beautiful young lady, and God has big plans for your life!

Happy Birthday, girl! <3

xo, mikailah

Arianna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLIE!! :) I hope your day is fabulous.

Eliza Berry said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING I DON'T SAY IN THIS COMMENT IS IN A EMAIL I JUST SENT YOU SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND I LOVE YOU AND YOUR PEN TATTOO SO MUCH. :) hehe.

Bree Holloway said...

Happy Birthday, girly! Can't wait to see how God impacts you this year. :)

elisabeth said...

happy birthday ellieeeeee!!!! hope it was awesome!!! love you!! :)

grace said...

love this. your handwritten tattoo is beautiful. my sister and i make our own with words that mean a lot to us -like yours.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. i always feel this strange connection to other april birthdays that are near mine! :) so excited for 19 for you!

Taylor Elyse said...

Sounds like a wonderful year. You honestly just inspired me to reevaluate what I would like this year for me to look like. Thanks for that.

~Taylor
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