Since it is New Year’s Eve I feel like I should talk about my year a little bit. This has been, hands down, the most eventful year of my life. So many huge things happened over the past year, and my life is completely different than it was this time last year. The only constants have been my family, friends, and my cat.
I have made a line graph to demonstrate.
So things were definitely all over the place, and at times slightly tumultuous…
To delve into that a bit further, I broke up with my boyfriend of six years, which was a very hard decision, and I went through a couple months of general turmoil after that. Dealing with the breakup while simultaneously selling our house and also searching for an apartment in the city was not my favourite. It required me to put on my serious grown-up pants. And then add that I was basically living out of garbage bags and staying with my parents and various friends during that time, so everything just felt very weird to me. I managed to squeeze in some really fun adventures in those months, but it was still kind of dark times.
And then finally when that was settled, a week after I actually moved and the day I picked up my cheque for the house, I found out I was losing my job. My job that I had for nearly five years, that I identified with on a whole other level above just work. The job that kept me sane during my breakup. It was the one thing in my life that was still the same, and it would be changing. I would lose my office family, and I had grown to love them very much.
And then there was that minor thing with the guy I was dating not existing… Which in the grand scheme of things, really isn’t that big of a deal, but it was still a weird event that left me a bit shaken up.
So those were the not so fun things… But you know what? A lot of great things happened too! I moved on my own to the city! And then I had the best summer of my life: Leah’s super fun bachelorette beach weekend, an amazing trip out west, a fun time in Muskoka with my best friends, camping in Algonquin Park, to name a few things. The video of the piggyback fail went viral. The post I wrote about the guy not existing kind of went viral. And I scored my dream job!
So 2012 was eventful and I cannot lie and say it didn’t have some terrible moments. But it had really awesome moments also. Overall things are pretty good, and I really like where things are going. I feel like everything happened for a reason, and I am where I’m supposed to be right now.
And when I think about it, this is pretty much what my year looked like in 2011:
It was just okay. It pales in comparison to 2012. 2012 was exciting, and 2011 was not. And though 2012 was more dramatic, I will take exciting and eventful over boring and okay any day. 2012 kept me on my toes. This year made me a stronger person. And not to be all cheesy and dramatic, but I think it has set me up to be where I am supposed to be.
And I learned a valuable lesson. Do not fret if things suck. They will get better. Sometimes the bad things must happen to make room for the great things. I know that when I look back on this year, these bad things that seemed like such a huge deal at the time will just be a minor blip on the radar.
So like last year, I am not making any specific New Year’s resolutions. I am just going to carry on being happy and not hungry and see where things go.
Have a great and safe New Year’s Eve!