Making the cross from 2012 to 2013, I was trying to look back at the reasons why I am so thankful for the year that was. It wasn’t just a great adventure, but it was the epic, life-changing kind of year.
I owe 2012 the obligatory year-end post, of the things I learned and things that life kept on reiterating.
We’ll dear 2012, you were amazing in so many ways I can’t even. I’ve welcomed 2013 with fireworks and everyone else but I cannot just embrace it without paying tribute to you. So let me wrap up the lessons you’ve unraveled for me:
- You can have it all, not just in the exact proportions you’ve imagined.
- Never be too apologetic.
- It’s Friday, I’m young and I should be having fun.
- People believe everything these days so you gotta watch what ya say. Or blog.
- To make room for change, adjustments must be made.
- I will like the wrong person. And still think he’s right.
- Thoughtcatalog, 8tracks, Pinterest and other sorts of awesome.
- To graduate is as important as to sleep.
- Touch phones are a god-send for the text-lazy.
- Your 20s would either be of isolation or intimacy. I’ve been convinced I need the latter instead.
The year that was was the same year I told myself it’s about time I set myself free from the things I used to value so much not too long ago. Maybe it’s about time I give myself credit, let go of what I think makes me happy and let the happiness for me in. I remember telling myself, “This will be a year of change.” And it was and it has been.
But I didn’t put that sparkly entry header title thing I got from ladurees for nothing—because 2013 is here, like it or not. And it’s got its own promises and hopes for all of us.
To me, this year won’t just be life-changing. I am aiming to be the game-changer. That means I’m not just letting life change me but allow myself to make the change and perhaps change lives. Thanks to my inspirations here and here. Pretty scary to be honest and such a goal in fact. But the thing is sometimes when you learn about things later than others, you give yourself some time to prepare for the lesson. Like maybe watching the movie “New Year’s Eve” a year too late would lead you the amazing question of the movie which was: “What would you do today if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” I just knew what I want myself to do this year. This will be the year I dare.