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Dear 2013

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Dear 2013,

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 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!

***Linking up with Jess for IBOT***

Until then,

Yours,

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    December 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Sounds like you have had an incredible year (and a busy one!) full of intense personal growth and reflection. Hope 2014 is just as rewarding for you 🙂 Happy New Year!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      It was a busy one and a great one Lizzy! Thanks for the wishes and hope 2014 is a great year for you!!

  • Lizzy - Muddle-Headed Mamma
    December 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Sounds like you have had an incredible year (and a busy one!) full of intense personal growth and reflection. Hope 2014 is just as rewarding for you 🙂 Happy New Year!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      It was a busy one and a great one Lizzy! Thanks for the wishes and hope 2014 is a great year for you!!

  • Tegan
    January 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    It’s so great to read a post about the great things that have happened in 2013. It’s awesome that you are happy with where you are and I hope that 2014 continues to rock your world!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Tegan…I think even though 2013 had its downs, compared to 2012, it was heaps better. Or maybe I’ve just become more resilient or able to find a silver lining! 😛 Hope 2014 is a great year for you…Happy New Year! 🙂

  • Tegan
    January 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    It’s so great to read a post about the great things that have happened in 2013. It’s awesome that you are happy with where you are and I hope that 2014 continues to rock your world!
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Tegan…I think even though 2013 had its downs, compared to 2012, it was heaps better. Or maybe I’ve just become more resilient or able to find a silver lining! 😛 Hope 2014 is a great year for you…Happy New Year! 🙂

  • EssentiallyJess
    January 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome way to finish the year!
    Happy New Year! Cheers to 2014 being even more awesome 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Jess! Hope it’s a great one for you too… 🙂

  • EssentiallyJess
    January 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome way to finish the year!
    Happy New Year! Cheers to 2014 being even more awesome 🙂
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    • Psych Babbler
      January 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Jess! Hope it’s a great one for you too… 🙂

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    January 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love hearing that you had a great year! So many people haven’t 🙁 Lovely to meet you this year, here’s to a happy 2014 for us both! Em xx
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    January 2, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love hearing that you had a great year! So many people haven’t 🙁 Lovely to meet you this year, here’s to a happy 2014 for us both! Em xx
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    January 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Sounds like you had a fabulous year! I am looking forward to 2014 for lots of reasons, but mostly because for the first time in a few years i am feeling confident and have such a better mindset than I have in a long time! #teamIBOT
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