Tuesday, 29 November 2016

THANK YOU for always accepting me for who I am and appreciating my odd sense of humour even when you didn't think my jokes were funny...

THANK YOU for always making me laugh, even if I didn't feel like laughing. You guys made everyday memorable and I will always cherish those strange inside jokes we've made over the years. #penrose (Sarah that one was for you ;))

THANK YOU for pushing me to step outside of my comfort zone. I wouldn't have made the memories I did and had as much fun if you didn't encourage me to join in on all of your crazy antics!

THANK YOU for embracing your talents and engaging us in some of the most incredible worship experiences I've ever had!

THANK YOU for reassuring me that I wasn't the only one procrastinating my work till the night before hahaha, I would always panic until I realised I wasn't the only one who would up until 3am finishing an assignment I could possibly have already had finished. Oops..

THANK YOU for all those nights we spent having crazy adventures till ridiculous hours of the morning, I still have videos and photos of all of those nights spent at Momo and playing pool!

THANK YOU for always encouraging me and cheering me on with everything I've ever tried to accomplish, it means more to me than you will ever know.

I have so much love for every single one of you! I'm praying that you all continue to stick around in my life for many many years to come. 

XO, Danielle



Friday, 25 November 2016

TOP: Forever New, PANTS: Forever New, SHOES: Rubi, EARRINGS: Forever New {SIMILAR}

I officially graduated last night and let me just tell you, it feels so good!

Getting to spend one last night together celebrating each other and the years we've spent making some of the best memories was something I will forever cherish and the fact that we got to dress up to do so makes it even better. We received our official graduation certificates, reminisced through the form of a quiz - run by none other than one of best friends Nevada and I, ate some pretty delicious food and accepted Most-Likely-To awards delegated by the prefects. It was no surprise that I got Most Likely to Never Leave Elim seeing as I am going back next year to work at the church hahah. I really am going to miss this amazing bunch of people but I'm so looking forward to what the next year is going to bring because I am so certain that God has some pretty awesome things in store for all of us.

But guys, I'm officially graduated and it feels SO GOOD!!

XO, Danielle


ISAIAH 41:10

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ever since I was younger I've always dreaded the big milestones. Leaving primary school, starting intermediate, the start of high school, getting a job and learning to drive. So when the time came for graduation to roll around it was no surprise to me that slightest thought of leaving everything I've ever known behind brought me anxiety. I'm not a big fan of big change - never have been and more than anything I just wished I wouldn't have to leave everyone and everything behind. I didn't want to lose the people and the fun that I'd been having for past five years, they'd made me so happy and even though we'd had our ups and downs I loved every moment of it. Saying goodbye to everything I'd ever known was not something I was excited for in the slightest.

Sometimes however, I feel like God sits up in heaven and laughs to himself when he sees us stressing about things such as these - big and small - because he has it all sorted before we even have to experience them. He knows it's all going to be okay, the anxiety these things give us is unnecessary because He will never take us through something that isn't essential to his master plan or that won't benefit us in the long run. It's stated over and over in the bible as a reminder. 

"Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God" - Isaiah 41:10

That's something I've been learning lately.

I was so scared about losing friends and leaving behind my everyday routine I had become so used to that I forgot to trust that God knew what he was doing. I'm pretty much two and a half weeks out of school now and God has blessed me with a group of friends whom I have been lucky enough to see and hang out with almost every single day since we graduated. God's reminded me every single day since how loved I am and he gave me the best graduation gift by blessing me with these friends of mine. I'm so looking forward to seeing where God takes us and for the summer adventures we'll take together in next few months. This new chapter of life we're all starting is pretty darn exciting and it's looking like it's going to be a good year ahead. 

I'm am forever grateful for this friendship of ours (you lot know who you are ;))

XO, Danielle

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