Goodbye 2011

Well it’s the new year and here we are. Have you made any resolutions? Or maybe you don’t “do” resolutions so you are just glad to have a clean slate? I am a little bit of both. I love January because it represents new beginnings. Even if only arbitrarily, I like having that reset button every 12 months to remind me that it’s ok to take a step back, regroup and start over if needed.

2011 was one of the hardest years of my life. Sure I have had hard years before and I will again. But there was something about 2011 between the slow and steady bleed of my emotional state, the pain I watched my friends endure and my sheer lack of sleep (and thus ability to cope with any of it). I just can’t say it was much other than hard. And I have said it.

I have reflected on it and prayed about it and talked. it. through. and through.

But here we are in 2012 and I am letting go. 

I am sure I learned a lot and maybe there will be a time I can glean some wisdom from the year of craziness that was 2011. But it’s not 2011 anymore and it’s time to look forward.

That is my resolution.

I am looking ahead to the beautiful and unknown with optimism and excitement and a healthy dose of reality.

There are some exciting things on the horizon and I am ready to move forward! Who’s with me?


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