The end of 2012 is finally here. Many see it as the end of one chapter and the start of another. I can’t help but agree. Your life won’t be completely changed and it’s not like everything will be different just because it’s a new year, but the new year is definitely a good marker for determining the progress of your life. It’s a time to look back at the past year to see what you’ve done and what all you’ve been through. Take this moment to celebrate and appreciate the positives in your life, but also take this moment to learn from and let go of the negatives.
Personally, I feel like I have grown so much in a positive way, throughout the past year. I’ve managed to do well in school and am one semester away from graduating college. I got promoted at work and am able to see the many great changes in my co-workers and my students. I’ve really started to make my passion and my aspirations a priority in my life. I’ve made some great friends, who have had a big impact on my life, while my old friendships have only gotten stronger. I think I’ve gotten closer to my family and I think I am, overall, much happier than I was a year ago.
Now, I must say that not everything about 2012 was perfect. There were plenty of moments where I found it hard to maintain my positive mindset and not all of my friendships survived the year. There was more than enough stress and many lessons learned, but it’s all part of life. What we all have to remember though is that those not so great moments don’t have to haunt us. It’s a new year, so don’t make the same mistakes and don’t live the same way if it’s not working out for you. Let go of what is stopping you from being happy. Learn from the errors you made. Make a change, if you feel like you need one. Don’t be afraid to make 2013 a good year and just eliminate the negativity that is standing in your way. Use the new year as a motive to make a goal and stick to it, but, most importantly, enjoy every moment.
Tonight, I’ll be celebrating with most of my closest friends and family. I’m going to celebrate the great memories that 2012 has given me and I’m going to celebrate what 2013 has in store for me. Hopefully, the new year will be just as unforgettable for all of us!