It’s the final night of 2012. I have mixed feelings. It has been a complicated year for me. A year of hope, sadness, and productivity. If there is one thing I can say with full pride is that this has been the year I picked myself up and accomplished something.
To say it has been a rough year for me would be an understatement. It was a year where I endured an innumerable loss, twice. But what made 2012 great is how much I accomplished despite those trials. I managed to turn a pipe dream into something substantial. I established a groove that I’ve maintained. I have been keeping myself creating instead of moping.
That’s important to me.
To everyone that had a similar type of year, remember that there is something good about adversity. If you’re stuck at the bottom you get a great view of the top. It puts life in perspective. Everything you faced before seems almost trivial. When the little things arise, something breaking, an unexpected expense, and life’s bumps and scrapes. They just seem tolerable.
It also makes achievements shine so much more. After 2012, I’m happy to create. I am proud of the routine I managed to maintain. I’m proud of the progress I’ve made with writing. I’m proud of the fact that I can look at something I write and say: This is mediocre. I can do better.
I’m looking forward to 2013. A fresh start.
Thanks for helping me turn 2012, a dark year in many ways, so bright.
Happy New Years