I went back through some of my posts of 2012, when I happened upon my December 31st post. It read:
"I am thrilled with the way 2012 has shaped up.
I am happy.
I am content.
I have everything I need.
I have cut out the unnecessary.
I have plans for a fantastic future.
New Years Resolution?
Allowing myself to seek absolute happiness."
Here I sit, on December 5th, 2013 and I am taking a moment to think back and remember just how far I have come. In 2012, I went from being unemployed for over 9 months, becoming separated from my husband, to becoming homeless and having to live on my parent's couch. By mid 2012 I had found a great job, moved into my own place, and was reunited with the egyptian. By the time 2013 rolled around, I had been chewed up spit out and I found a way to climb the way to the top in both my professional and personal life. Only to turn 40, lose the love of my life in April, and cross a few more financial hurdles.
But here I sit... money in my pocket, a wonderful job that allows me to do what I do best, fantastic friends that have my back, my family nearby, an adorable abode, tons of great civic obligations, and a wonderful guy to spend time with.
I am incredibly grateful to God for forcing me to adjust my life. I had to be stripped of everything, in order to make the necessary changes in order to grow. I have acquired patience, humility, and an underlying strength that I will never take for granted. My biggest fear was to lose my love, lose my home, and lose my job.
I lost those things.
And I am better for it.
I have moved on... and piece by piece, I rebuilt my life on my terms.
2012 was the year of survival. 2013 was the year of rebuilding. 2014? Doesn't matter. It's all apart of my journey and I am excited to start a new year with a new attitude, a new life, and increased faith.