I have thought about this for a while and I am not bashing 2013. I refuse to say what a shitty year it was and how I wish 2014 is better. 2013 was hard, there were a lot of tears, but life is hard and grief is a reality. It has been a challenging couple of years and initially I kept waiting for a “better” year, but fuck that there is no “better”. I am breathing. I have opportunities and options. I have a roof over my head, food, and luxuries. I have the ablitlity to share life and love with others. Every day is an opportunity for “better”.
I do like taking stock of the old and looking forward to new opportunities. I have learned a lot this past year about love, perspective, gratitude, grief, and patience. I plan on putting all of these great life lessons to use everyday of 2014. And if I forget to utilize them on a particularly “bad” day, I plan on not beating myself up about it. I also hope 2014 brings me new lessons in joy, volunteering, travel, confidence, removing fear, and maybe some more patience.
Thank you, 2013, for my daughter and ALL of the lessons good and bad. 2014, I look forward to doing business with you. Happy New Year.