One year ago, 2012 had yet to reveal what it was to become. 2012 was to be a year of struggles, both professionally and personally. It was also to be a year of personal exploration and the realization that my life is better when I’m surrounded by those who love me and cherish me for who I am.
If you had asked me for my resolutions last year, I’m sure it was along the lines of eating better, exercising more. This year, however – a year later – I am looking at 2013 with a sense of optimism that I haven’t had in a long time. Even with the unfinished business of a divorce and helping my kids adjust to a different life, I am still optimistic that this year will open the door to the rest of my life and I am looking forward to seeing what is behind that door.
I have already so much to be thankful for. I have beautiful, healthy children who I can love and hold and cherish. And I have a wonderful new relationship that I hope continues to blossom and build on the promise that has presented itself so far. I had forgotten how good it feels to be loved.
So with 2012 in the rear-view mirror, I look to 2013 and my resolutions have more to do with internal happiness than anything else…
I resolve to laugh more and stress less.
I resolve to accept the past, honor the present and embrace the future.
I resolve to listen to my heart as well as my mind.
I resolve to be passionate about things that matter to me.
I resolve to do things that scare me.
I resolve to be the person I want to be.
2013, let’s do this.