it’s over! it’s over! 2011 is done…and i honestly couldn’t be happier to see it gone.
2011 was quite the year. it tested me as a friend, a daughter, and ultimately a human being. now i know all of this is relative. there are people in this world who face greater adversity every day, than i will ever face in my lifetime, but to me…and my reality- 2011 was a HUGE bend in my journey.
i learned a lot of life’s toughest lessons this year, for the first time.
but ya know…it had to come sometime because as much as i wish it was, life isn’t always “rainbows and ponies.” in the grand scheme of it all, i still think life has been so good to me, that the only way i endured was my support from friends and family, and the courage i had built inside me as i have grown in this life. i did my best to handle each lesson with some grace and to stay true to my character as best i could. it wasn’t always pretty, but looking back i did my best- and everything turned out alright.
i danced in the rain of the storm, realized the stars shine the brightest in the darkest hour, and that at the end of the day the people who matter the most will show up. to those of you who have held my hand, given your kind advice or just let me vent- thank you. thank you because you didn’t even know how much i needed it at the time, but never hesitated for a second. i’m happy, and here now positively looking forward because of you all.
so good-bye 2011. i appreciate the lessons. i miss everyday the people it took from my life. i won’t never forget the true colors of people it showed. and i hold strong to the positives it did have.
i feel like i narrowly escaped- but at the end of the day i’m riding away in the sunset. ready to take on 2012 with everything i have. so let’s do this 2012. i’m ready to make it the best year yet.
love, moving forward xx