April Reflection (2017)

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
 ― Yvonne Woon

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep me accountable (it’s also built into my favorite planner, which is a nice reminder 😉 ).


  • Forgiveness is always a better choice. Holding onto bitterness and resentment may seem vindicating, but the only one it’s hurting is yourself.  {Ps. 51:10}
  • Take a break from your phone every once and a while — it doesn’t need to be attached to your hip all the time. I went away for a few days and ignored my phone (most of the time). And it was great! It was hard sometimes, but a much needed digital detox that allowed me to be more present with the one I was with.
  • Sometimes you have no option but to trust God. Sure, there are lots of things we can do in life on our own and never have to ask God for help. But for me, circumstances lately are teaching me, sometimes trusting in God and in his plans is the only thing you can do.

Top 3 Highlights of the month:

  • Got engaged! 💍
  • Played laser tag with some of my coworkers from Mexico 🇲🇽 who visited for a week.
  • Caught some rays in Florida ☀️✌🏼.

(A lot happened this month — it was hard to chose! And got more crazy stuff coming in the next couple months…)

What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. breelangat says:

    Hey Kayla. This is a very interesting piece.
    I think I learnt the same lessons as you. Just to add one, I learnt that friendship calls for a lot of love and trust. There’s this time I’d lost hope in my university application but my bestfriend just helped me with the whole thing. She sent applications to several universities on my behalf, now we’re joining the same campus 😊 God’s really great! I also realized how much peace I gained when I decided to keep my circle small.
    Write more. This is a very beautiful blog.

    Congratulations on your engagement 💍 😊


    1. Kayla Sheely says:

      That’s so true! Congrats on joining the same university! She sounds like a great friend. We all need someone like that in our lives. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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