Like this dresser, I have changed this year. Transforming from a beat-up chunk of wood into a glorious array of colors and beauty. This last month I have been refined and have risen like a phoenix from the ashes...
Ha, just kidding. But seriously, look what I did!:
Also, since coming back from Michigan I've had two pretty significant things happen that will determine how my next year and a half are spent.
1. Back in November, Highlights offered to extend my internship another year. When I got back from Christmas break I accepted. My title will change to Editorial Assistant (Yay no more intern title! Seriously by the end of this internship I'll have been an intern for a total of 3 years. That's too long. I'm ready to be an editor now, thanks.) and I'll get business cards and be put on the masthead!
2. I was sustained and set apart yesterday as my ward's Young Women president. For those of you who don't know, this is a really stressful, time-consuming, exhausting, and extremely important calling in the church. My bishop could not stress enough how important this calling is. So...no pressure. I really hope I don't break the young women I'm working with...the problem is, I think someone's already trying to break them. I have my work cut out for me.