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Thank You 2013

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The year is coming to an end and I’m visiting family in Texas for the holiday season. Not being on my regular schedule I’ve had more time to be going through the social media pages, particularly Facebook. I’m not too happy with the way 2013 is being treated at the end of its life.

I’ve noticed several post from friends putting down 2013, as if a year is responsible for every single person’s live. I mean all he did was exist to give us days to make the most we could. We have to take responsibility for our own personal year.

2013 didn’t make you choose that guy you dated in February that dumped you just before Valentine’s. It didn’t make you stay at the underpaid job you where you aren’t appreciated it. It didn’t have anything to do with your weight, alcoholism, or any other ‘ism’ you can come up with.

2013 didn’t have some vendetta against you it simply provided us with a blank days, a clear canvas to paint with whatever adventure you wanted. To create the memories you want to carry with you. The choices were all yours.

So before we go damming a year, which is already on its way out, we should look at how we choose to live it. Analyze and review and learn from the twists and turns we took to get to a new year. There is a lesson everywhere. Did you learn yours?

Because that’s what I believe, the end of the year should do. Provide us with a change to carry the lessons, so that we can make more informed decisions about our lives. So that we can welcome 2014 with faith and hope.

Not give it the whole responsibility to make our lives better. That’s a lot of pressure for a new year. I mean it is a ‘new year’ it’s just about has time to get to know us, our baggage, our habits and already we are setting resolutions and rules.

So here’s what I’ve got in mind for 2014, I’m going to set goals that will allow me to gracefully maneuver through the New Year. Learning and teaching, following my heart, allow my gut to make decisions and not overanalyze life.

Grow with the year and not be jilted or bitter about the thing that didn’t materialize during 2013. Although in all honesty 2013 was very good to me. So many experiences and opportunities that I was part of and learned from. If I get to do half of what I did in 2013, 2014 is going to be amazing!

So on December 31 I will take a moment to remember the most important moments in my life and thank 2013 for a job well done because it did its job. It showed up like a new journal, with crisp, white pages for me to fill and boy did I!

Thank you for everything 2013, we started out rough, we laughed, we cried, we came out strong!!!

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