My wish for 2013? Learn to overcome.
To say that I am excited to leave 2012 behind is an understatement, though I do have a few good memories that I’ll cherish from this year. I witnessed my little sister get married and have a baby, and I am now auntie to the cutest kid on the planet. I became a lot closer to my good friends, reconnected with some friends from the past, and made many new ones that I am thankful for. I stepped out of my comfort zones … all of them … and pretty much survived to tell the tale. I am working again, at not one job but two, both of which I absolutely love.
But in 2012, I also learned how to accept rejection and failure. I had to say goodbye to people I love. I learned how to be hungry. I learned how important it is to surround yourself with people you love and who love and support you, too, and not just when times are good. I celebrated the last birthday of my 20s (until this year, when I will celebrate being 29 again). I packed up my life and moved to a new city, in a new state. I became officially homeless on Christmas Eve. And I cried myself to sleep more times than I can possibly count, drank more bottles of wine than I could possibly count, and had more doubts and fears about the path I am on than I could possibly count.
2012 beat me up pretty badly. And I am down, but not out. And in 2013, I will overcome.
That’s a promise.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”