In a few hours we will say farewell to the year 2012 and ring in 2013. Tradition dictates that we take stock of what occurred over the last twelve months and make plans to get our act in gear in the new year so as to avoid some of the pitfalls of the previous one. And so I shall...
My year was filled with the best and the worst events I've ever experienced in my life. That may sound melodramatic but it's essentially true. In February my father died and in August the love of my life moved in with me. The yin and yang of my year.
As if it isn't enough to have these two events in the same year, the anniversary of my first date with Richard is two days before the anniversary of my father's death, which occurred on Valentine's Day. That's a lot of emotion to deal with all at once but somehow I managed to get to the last day of the year in one piece.
My hope for 2013 is to enjoy what I have and worry less. To work hard and play harder. To love more and take people as they are with all their flaws and goodness. Okay, that's a pretty long laundry list. How about just to love? Love is a good starting point.
So goodbye 2012 with all its ups and downs. Hello 2013, let's ride this year together!