Reflection 012: Word(s) for the year

Then, (and I guess there’s more of a “step-by-step” than I realized) I start jointing down thoughts, which can be turned into goals for the new year. The “end result” of this is a “word for the year.”

I started doing this a few years ago because I’d heard a friend of mine speak on a young-professional panel, and he commented on how beneficial his version of this “exercise” had became during his twenty-something years. So, naturally, being the achiever that I am, I decided to try it for myself.

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Reflection 006

So that’s what I’ve been processing over the past 48 days. I’m writing this during a “introvert night” that I’m having. It wasn’t planned, but it’s something that I felt needed to happen.

I don’t always know how the Lord is going to use the words that come to my mind, but I trust that they come to mind for a reason. Occasionally, I put them here for you to process alongside me.

Thank you for journeying alongside me. I confess that I’m a sentimental twenty-something guy, who has a lot of feelings and doesn’t always know how to process them. So, thanks again for following along this creative outlet known as #drewinthecity!

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Reflection 005

Last week, a mentor of mine spoke to my Community Group. Picture this: fourteen 20-somethings sitting around listening to a man with a ton of wisdom — just asking him questions and eating up every word. It was pretty great, and I'm super thankful that he'd give up his evening to spend time with us.

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Reflection 004

Ultimately, I pray that we can be informed by social media, that we'll find new creativity and joy, that we might even make new "friends" or reconnect with old ones. But, I also pray that we wouldn't be identified solely by our presence on those platforms, or feel the need to be identified by however we try to position ourselves via the content we post.

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