As the year comes to a close, there’s much to be thankful for. We’re able to begin a new year, with new opportunities and a fresh start. Continue reading
I will say this…the past year was really HARD! I went through some serious changes and adversities to say the least. The silver lining in all of this is that everything that I’ve faced has made me an even stronger person and I now know that I’m built for battle. Here’s a breakdown:
I’ve gotten closer to my family and have looked to them to really help me through the tough times. I realize that when the world has turned its back on you, they are the people who will be around to help pick up the pieces.
Love and Relationships:
I walked away from someone who I thought was the love of my life. I’ve tried dating, but I have come to the conclusion that I need to make myself whole before I can open my heart up to anyone and it feels good to really get MY life together and focus on what makes THIS girl happy!
Lost my job and am starting over! I am starting from a clean slate and am actually tackling the things that I’ve been “dreaming” about…exciting stuff.
This one is probably the hardest one to touch upon because simply put, I lost my best friend. I learned that the people who are closest to you can turn on you. When you apply heat to anything, you get to see what the foundation consists of and the reality is, anyone who is willing to walk away from me really doesn’t deserve to be in my life. I refuse to have seasonal friends so all I can say is, keep walking your ass in the other direction because I don’t believe in forcing anyone to ever be in your life.
I learned a lot in 2013, but I am really glad it is over. The chapters have ended and my new book of life is just beginning!
Happy New Year!
I know, I know…there’s a lot of pressure during this time of year. Some are stressed with buying presents, others are trying to make travel arrangements, some may be preparing their home for out-of-town family/guests. Then there are those who simply aren’t having the best string of luck. Aside from the materialistic issues of buying presents (which should never be a source of real stress since it’s the most unimportant part of celebrating the holidays), people are going through some very real sh!t around the world. Not everyone is excited to ring in the new year or be around a lot of people…hell, some don’t even have anyone to share the holidays with.
Personally, 2013 has been very draining and challenging and I’m not really looking forward to the holiday cheer, but I know that I am blessed to be around my family and REAL friends. That is the main thing that I am holding onto to help me deal with a rough patch I’m trying to work my way through.
Whatever the case may be, just try to find your own silver lining. If it’s any consolation, the holidays are almost over!
It’s that time of year again when we gather up all of the lessons from the last 12 months and reflect on the good and the bad. As we move into another year, let’s count our blessings and appreciate those who have made it with us. Enjoy the festivities (wherever you may be) and don’t forget to give thanks! Thank you for all of the support throughout this past year and I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.