Consider this Part 1 of a three-part New Years series. The first is a reflection on 2012, and the second will be my year in numbers, and the third my hopes and goals for 2013.
Oh, 2012. What a year you were. Years from now, if I look back on 2012, I’m not sure which parts are going to stick. It was the year of drastic life changes. It was the year of running. It had some of the hardest things. It had some of the most awesome accomplishments. It was a year of goodbyes, and a year of fresh starts.
One year ago, I had a different job, different apartment, and different relationship status.
I ended a 4 year relationship. I left a job I was at for 7 years. I moved into a new apartment and went back to living on my own.
There were some days where I felt like 2012 was a lot of steps backwards for my life.
Later I was able to realize that each of those steps was really a step forward toward where I want to ultimately end up.
2012 wasn’t just a year of loss and start-overs. It was a year of accomplishments.
I started a new job that I truly enjoy. I have an apartment that’s all my own, in a neighborhood I absolutely love. I ran my first marathon. I traveled several times. I crossed off 14 things from my Life’s List, and surpassed my 12 Things in 2012 goal.
I think if I had to sum up 2012, I’d probably say two things:
- It was the year of necessary changes.
- It was the year of races.
And maybe the second was my way of making it through the first.
All in all, 2012 was a monumental year. A reset year. I’m ready for 2013!