It’s hard to believe that 2012 is drawing to a close, especially after it being so eventful for myself, as well as most of the world.
We’ve witnessed and experienced elections, revolutions, and tragedies. It seemed like every time I turn on the television there’s talk of gun control, the fiscal cliff, and the possible end of the world (thanks, Mayans, for the added confusion). But we also celebrated 12.12.12 and the success of a man breaking the sound-speed barrier with only a jump. iPads got smaller and our hearts grew larger.
While the world seems to be hanging by its heart-strings, I feel like a deeper change is happening to us all. There was something about this year that’s caused a lot of questioning, redefining, and action.
On a more personal level, it’s been a year of risks, self-doubt, and self-discovery. So much has happened over the past 365 days, it feels like I’ve lived a thousand years in one.
This year has been tumultuous, showing glimpses of what the future may hold for me, all the while keeping me busy wading through the daily chaos.
So many adventures experienced, fears faced, and challenges overcome. I feel about the same, but I know I’m different. I can’t tell you how, only that something inside me says it’s so.
It’s been unbelievable. And exhausting. Unbelievably exhausting, too.
And while I’m so anxious to share with you more tales from Fiji, I’ve decided to share 13 photos that I feel sum up my year of experiences (one for each month of the year and one for good luck =). Let’s call it my softness for the holiday season or the workings of my deep-seeded nostalgia. Or maybe it’s my compulsive need to wrap up my life with a pretty bow.
Regardless, I share these photos with you in thanks. Thanks for following my journey, watching me grow, and your willingness to support me through all those trying moments. You probably have better things to do than read about an American girl’s misadventures, but I am so grateful that you do. I have so much love for the blogging community and all that you have given me.
I only hope that through my adventures and my words, I am able to return the favor.
Here’s to an exceptional year, and to 2013… A year I feel that holds more great things for us all.
I wish for you more laughter than tears, more growth than stagnation, and more love than anything else.
And who knows? Maybe the best is yet to come…
Happy New Year, all! Lots of love and well-wishes from me to you.