on being 25

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having a birthday the day after the new year is like getting two fresh starts. I've always loved having a birthday so close to the beginning of the new year. 25 sounds so old though..especially when you look at it as being a quarter of a century old.  So much in my life changed last year. from being engaged, married, new home, new routine, new friends, new everything...! Some days it felt like my life was turned upside down and I craved that old routine so much. But more than not I love the change. I love being a wife o Jacob.  I love waking up beside my best friend every single day. I love how God has worked in my life the last year. I love how he wrote my story, and is still writing it. So grateful for His hand in every small detail.  One can't help but wonder what this year will hold.

I think I'll like being 25.

My favorite new years quote.

Life, I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have -
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
'behold, I make all things new.'

I am the new year.

Happy New Year Lovelies! 


  1. HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU, pretty lady!!! I hope you have the best year yet and the loveliest of birthdays. ;) xx

    1. you're so sweet, Grace! thank you! ♥

  2. Happy Birthday, Elisabeth! May this new year of life bring you many special memories, joys, delights and breath-taking moments that draw you ever upward and fill you with unimagined love and happiness! I love you special heart-sister! :)

  3. Oh I like that quote..happy birthday again <3

  4. happy birthday to you!! it sounds like you had quite the busy year, may this one be filled with just as many good things :)


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