2012 was a good year for me. A life changing year. I’m kind of sad to see it go.
The beginning of the year started out on a sadder note. My grandpa was very sick, and every day was a waiting game. Jordan and I rang in the New Year downtown, and then I spent most of January and the beginning of February in mourning.
In February, I read a eulogy at my grandpa’s memorial. As sad as it was, I know that it made me a stronger person. After that, I couldn’t help but think, “If I can do that, I can do anything.”
Despite a sad beginning to the new year, wedding planning allowed me focus on something positive. It was going to be an exciting year; I could just feel it.
In April, I was feeling confident enough to quit a job that made me feel miserable. I found a substitute teaching job to get me through the rest of the school year, lined up a job for the summer, and quit.
In June, I stayed busy at my summer camp job, and I had a fun girls’ night at my bachelorette party.
In August, it was back to reality. I started a job at an after school program, and eventually started substitute teaching again.
In December, I started a new, permanent job, and I enjoyed my first Christmas as a wife.
2012 was a really good year. This is probably why I’m so sad to see it go. In the past, I’ve always had something really big to look forward to in the new year — a whole new set of college classes, graduation, weddings, etc. This year, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Besides for a fun family vacation to Arizona, planned for this spring, and my first anniversary, I have no idea what 2013 will bring. I hope to make it just as exciting and fun as 2012. We’ll see .
What were your favorite parts of 2012?
What are you looking forward to in 2013?