the times, they are a changin’

Do you ever stop to think about where you were a year ago? I do. Quite a lot. Because my life seems to change rather quickly.

A year ago, I was just starting a summer internship. I would roll out of bed at 5:42 am, put on a suit and heels, and drive an hour in DC traffic. I was halfway through my masters program. I was working on a novel, although I didn’t tell many people about it. I didn’t know if I could write any fiction worth reading.

Now, I’ve written two novels. I am the proud owner of a master’s degree, and I made some good friends at my summer internship. I just applied for a part-time HR position. My husband and I are looking for a house. And I have finally come to think of myself as a writer. In fact, the other day someone asked me what I did. I said “I’m a writer.” It felt good. Freeing.

There’s quite a contrast between this year and last. It’s incredible how life can change. It’s been both good and bad.

I can’t help but wonder how my life will be a year from now.

What about you? How has your life changed over the past year?


  1. Jennie
    May 22, 2012 @ 20:24:07

    My family and I moved 3 times in a span of 7 months, 3 hours away from my hometown.
    I lost a best-friend and am now we are slowly getting back to being friend.
    I met some new people.
    I began to get closer to God.
    I will be publishing a novel this year! 😀 (So excited!)
    I have memorized the first book of James.
    I learned that I have to trust God in all aspects of my life.


    • halee
      May 24, 2012 @ 23:23:28

      Sounds like a great journey so far, Jennie!


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