So This is the New Year…

…and I don’t feel any different.

Just kidding.  I feel a bit different.

It’s funny how quickly things change, how fast things happen, and how your world can change so dramatically in the span of such a short time.  2013 began with large plans, excitement, promises that this year would be the BEST year ever.  7 months in, the bottom dropped out, and here I am, bringing in another new year alone for the first time in many moons.

However, let’s not dwell on the past.  2013 was not a good year.  It was hard, painful, distressing, and about a thousand other sad adjectives that no one wants to read about.

I’ve made a decision.

I’m not going to dwell on the past anymore.  I’m looking ahead, focusing on the future and forgetting (or, at least not thinking) about what’s behind me.  I have an entire year stretched out before me, open and available for anything I can cook up.  It’s all me, now.  Whatever I want to do, I can do it.  2014 will be the year of discovery, organization, adventure, and healing.  It will be the year of preparation.

Resolutions?  Oh yeah, lots of them.  I’m getting a dog.  I’m getting a new tattoo.  I’m buying myself a fancy KitchenAid mixer.  I’m going to Chicago or Austin (or both).  I’m losing all this damn weight that has appeared over the past 3 years (literally and metaphorically).  I’m finally writing something worthwhile that will enable me to (one day soon) be a real, professional writer.  It’s gonna happen.

By the end of 2014, I will be different.  In all the best ways.

Happy New Year, friends.

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One thought on “So This is the New Year…

  1. I love your blog. I love reading what you write and enjoy how your thoughts just tumble out onto the page. I believe that 2013 was a challenging year indeed but it was just laying the groundwork for the incredible person that
    you are becoming and giving you the stepping stones to get to where you want to be. Don’t look back, just focus on the positive and what’s ahead of you. There may be many twists and turns on your journey and lots of endless questions along the way but keep pushing forward. What’s behind you is not important. (-:

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