It’s that time of the year again. You know, where it ends. And I’ll be the first to say boy, am I glad to see 2013 go.
I know the fact that a new year somehow represents a clean slate is basically all in our minds because hey, what has happened has happened and somehow crossing over into a new year won’t magically make it all go away but you know what? It’s a necessary illusion. I enjoy it immensely. Even when a year has been good to me- in a way that 2013 hasn’t- when December comes around it’s like I can just feel my life airing out, making room for new beginnings and granting me the opportunity to put a few things behind me. It’s a breath of much-needed fresh air. And I have never needed a proverbial breath of fresh air like I did this year.
To say 2013 was a bad year for me feels like a gross understatement. More so because, it didn’t start out feeling like it WOULD be a bad year. Oh, no. As a matter of fact, it started out GREAT. Lovely. It felt like everything was falling into place and I was lapping it all up. I got a new job, resolved some issues with my best friend, even got myself a #Him and yeah, I didn’t see the drop coming. I really didn’t. Oh, but it came. About mid-year I experienced a swift and subtle bump in the road and suffice it to say, it was pretty much downhill from there. It started with little I’ll-probably-laugh-about-this-later things to man-this-really-sucks things until finally some monumental did-that-really-just-happen things that left me staring into space trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve such bad karma. And I don’t mean this as in bad things came and went but more like it was a continuous stream of horrible luck. 2013 reeled me in, fed me false dreams and promptly landed me in my own personal series of unfortunate events.
But you know what? If 2013 taught me anything, it taught me just how strong I actually am. One quote I stumbled upon that became a quick favourite says “you are built for more than you think you can handle.” and that has never proved more true for me. Don’t get me wrong, this year probably wasn’t the worst thing that could happen to anyone. I still count my blessings and know it could’ve been a whole lot worse. But, understand me when I say there was a point where I was absolutely done with 2013. Just done. Except the thing about going through a rough patch is that it sometimes reveals things about you- amazing things- that you may not have previously been aware of.
I learned, for instance, that some of the things I often saw as weakness on my part actually complement my strengths and make me better for it. And that’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?
So yeah, for the most part? 2013 was ass. I do however, appreciate all the life lessons and self-revelations it brought with it.
I picked up some neat tricks along the way: I’m trying out different methods of Creative Visualization in line with attempting to master the Law of Attraction with some pretty amazing results so if like me, you like to explore the many phenomenal aspects our mysterious universe has to offer, keep an open mind and learn a little about it.
All in all, it doesn’t look like the year will end too badly and I’m just glad the worst is over cause when it comes down to it? It ain’t no thing but a chicken wing.
2014 – I’m ready for you.