Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I have two letters.
One is to an old friend.
One is to a complete stranger.

Dear Twenty-Fourteen,

How is it that you're already gone?

You taught me a lot, you know. The biggest thing, I'd say, is that you taught me about trusting in God's sovereignty. I learned that I don't have to be anxious, because God's in control. Always.

You've brought some amazing blessings, too, Twenty-Fourteen. It's been a fun year. (And not just because there were new seasons of Sherlock and Doctor Who). In June, my family and I spent an unforgettable week in England. In July, Romany visited us from Canada for the whole month, and Brendan got engaged to Rachael. In November, Mom, Heather, and I visited Rome. In December, I turned 18 and also got accepted into college. 

There's been good books read, web-series marathoned, and memories made. I've blogged more this year than ever before, and I realized how much I really love this hobby of mine - especially because of all the sweet blogging buddies that I've gotten to know.

Of course, there's been hard things, too. This year, my grandpa passed away, and later my grandma got sick. Not all days have been good ones.

 I feel like I've grown up a bit this year, Twenty-Fourteen. Thanks.


* * *

Dear Twenty-Fifteen:

Please don't be as scary as you sound.

It sounds like you'll be bringing a lot of changes. I'll be graduating High School, going to the USA for the summer with my family for our furlough, but then (and here comes the scary part) I'll be staying in America to attend college. In California. By myself. COLLEGE.

 Don't get me wrong, I really want to go to college. It's a great Christian college that I already love. I'm excited to go to classes, make new friends, and enjoy being in an exciting place. Sometimes I feel really happy about going to college.

 But sometimes I really don't. Sometimes I feel way too young to leave my home. Sometimes I start thinking about how I'll miss out on so many of the little things that happen in my house and at my church. I don't want to miss my family's birthdays and I don't want to leave my own room and I don't want to leave behind everyone who cares about me and go somewhere where hardly anyone even knows who I am. College sounds hard.


*deep breath* Gosh, I just wrote that I had learned about trusting God. Obviously I'm still learning.

Twenty-Fifteen, I'm trying to think of you as the beginning of everything and not the end.

Hannah Mary W.

Note: I've been working on this post on and off for a couple of days, and meanwhile I hopped over to The Cwtch to check out Olivia's new post. HA. Totally twinning. Great minds think alike??


  1. I feel the same way about 2015, only I din't know anything about what it will hold!

    1. 2015 = Scariness! But seriously though, I hope you have a great, non-scary year.

  2. This is perfect! Haha twinning for the win!! *fancy twin hi-five* Also I forget but I don't think I knew that you were moving to the States?? Or maybe I did and just wasn't suitably freaked out for you because WOWWW that sounds SCARRRY and you are super brave and travel-savvy and I'm just in awe right now.

    (come visit me, I'm not that far!!! :D make a travel trip to Canada and we'll go do....Canadian things. Like drink maple syrup straight from the bottle.)

    (just kidding that sounds disgusting. but seriously come and visit meeeee!!)

    1. *fancy high-five!*

      (What's a fancy high-five?)

      Yes it's crazy! Thanks for freaking out with me, I need that. And ohmygosh yes drinking maple syrup with you in Canadialand (!) sounds amazing.

  3. I like this post a lot. =) Wow! It sounds like 2015 is going to be a huge year for you!!!! I understand the feeling of being excited yet scared at the same time about 2015! I really wish CA was closer to NY...otherwise we could meet up and have a fictional feast! =)

    1. Thank you, Emily! Yeah, it's a pity that it's across the country!

  4. Lovely and creative post! OMG! You're moving to America for college?! That's so exciting! We'll be neighbors (sort of) I live in AZ, so pretty close. Congrats, and good luck! What will you be studying?

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! Yay, we'll be neighbors! :) I'll be studying history.

  5. WOW! You have an exciting year ahead of you. I hope it is more lovely than any before it. The Lord can take care of you in all your new adventures. Much Grace to you!

  6. Sounds like 2015 is going to be an exciting year for you!!! You're going to college in my neck o' the woods, eh? :) I'm sure you'll like good o'le Cali. Where will you be attending college, if I might ask? :) love your words! xx

    1. Cali is such a great place. I'll send you a message to answer your question! Thanks for commenting, Grace!

  7. This is my favorite. Letters are great. :) Happy New Year!

  8. Congratulations for being accepted to college! That is a very important phase, where you truly get to set the terms of your life's course, being where a lot of your employment and your networks would be hinged. That's why you should make sure that you are truly in the right place there, because that's what will either make or break your life. Thanks for sharing that! I wish you all the best!

    Deborah Williams @ Choice Career College