This New Year Stuff

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DISCLAIMER: This post is not as depressing as it will seem in the beginning.

Happy new year, y’all! I hope you all had a great start to 2014!

I’m gonna be honest, in most ways, 2013 kind of sucked.

I lost my grandmother, cousin, and dad, and one of my close friends Battled (capitalized on purpose) a seemingly impossible fight.

However, I also gained two new cousins, a niece, and a WHOLE HECK OF A LOT of friends. And my friend that Battled is slowly but surely winning!  I know that all those I’ve lost are happy that I have such joy in the midst of missing them.

My first semester of college was not my favorite.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Wesleyan, the difficulty was all because of my self.

I’m weird, while everyone else picks their word of the year at the beginning of a new year, I reflect at the end and name it then.

2013 was definitely a year of ~independence~

I started 2013 as an independent single lady with a kick-butt family.
And I ended it the same way.

I have learned a lot about myself.

I know that I can survive living by myself.

I can drive on the INTERSTATE. (y’all don’t know how big of a deal this was)

I can (mostly) hold myself together in front of my ex-evil stepmother.

I can hang out with my mom, see Disney movies, and play Legos with my siblings, and have friends that don’t judge me.

I can handle a LOT of hard stuff.

And survive.

I think that’s why I’m so excited for this year.

Something great is going to happen, I can feel it.

The last time I felt this way was right before I turned nine. I knew it was going to be the greatest year ever, and it was. I got a baby sister!

So here we are, nine years later, that baby sister isn’t a baby anymore, and I have the same feeling.

I have some of the  most hilarious professors on campus.

I have the best friends in the entire world.

I have a family that will do absolutely anything for me.

I’m determined to enjoy 2014 as much as I possibly can.

So when I’m bogged down with STUNT stress, homework, and family commitments, I’m going to take a step back and be thankful for what I do have, and what those who have gone before me did for me to get me where I am.

I’m already thinking that my goal for 2014 is confidence. In who I am and in everything I do.

So even though we are already almost ten days into the year, I’m wishing you the most fabulous of 2014s.

Let’s get this thing started!

–aub–

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