As we reach the end of you, it is time for me to look back at everything you had to offer. I won’t lie to you 2013 — you have been one of the best years of my life. As with most years and well, with life in general, there have been ups and downs galore. But somehow, the ups have been incredible and the downs have taught me so much and made me a stronger and more resilient woman.
Back in 2012, I was down and out. But 2013, you showed me and reminded me again why change is constant. I truly lived out of my comfort zone this year. Just as I had set out to do. I went on hikes, camping trips, blogging conferences and meetups, amazing concerts as well as a few dates. I continued to keep fit but I’m not so sure about the healthy eating. I laughed. I reflected. I learnt. I had my heart broken. I cried. I realised I needed help with my anxiety. And found that it’s the best thing I could have done for myself. I met some wonderful people along the way. And made some amazing new friends.
In short, 2013, you have been a year in which I have grown. Immensely. I am so proud of the person I am. Imperfections and all. I have realised that I am not the shy, socially anxious introvert I thought I was. In fact, I can be anyone I want to be. As long as I want to do it.
Thank you 2013 for the lessons, the memories, the love, the laughter and of course, the growth.
You’ve been a blast!
I’ll see you from the other side with the hope that 2014 is even better!