I know that January 1st was about two weeks ago now, but it seems like the excitement of a new year is just now starting to seep into my veins. I am feeling refreshed, energized, hopeful, and downright happy! I am also feeling rather pensive about the past year. Hear me out. 2012- what a bloody mad and fabulous year. I am both ecstatic yet hesitant to see it go. It was a year of amazing growth for me. Despite some personal bumps in the road, each of those bumps presented me with a lesson and ultimately strengthen me. And for that, I will look back fondly on 2012.
It was the year I graduated from college.
It was the year I had the opportunity to see the person I never want to be again.
It was the year I learned first-hand the excruciating initial sting of heartbreak.
But it was also the year I learned that time heals.
It was the year I officially began the journey to the coveted RD and took one really big step closer to my long-time goals.
It was the year I met more wonderful people and made more amazing friends than I can count.
It was the year I discovered what it feels like to have the blood and warmth rush back into my heart even when I swore I'd never feel anything again.
Above all, it was the year I learned to let go and to finally just bask in the glory of being a 20-something year-old for a while.
While I would be lying if I said that everyday is filled with rainbows and butterflies, I can safely say that I feel more confident, loved, and alive today than I ever have. And I have 2012 to thank for that.
Given the fact that I could never have predicted how much the past year would change me and my life, I won't deny the fact that I greet 2013 with some trepidation. But it is evident that I have survived and am a better person because of it. Therefore, I am looking forward to the near future and I welcome the mystery with open arms.
Cheers to a new year and a fresh start!