I just love this time of the year mostly because of the cold breeze. It’s the perfect atmosphere for sentiments especially with Ed Sheeran blasting through my earphones tonight.
Anyways, 2012 is about to end in a couple of days. We can’t deny that it has been a tough year because of the tragedies and calamities that happened all over the world. From the typhoons, war, poverty, crime and injustice, it’s as if everyday is a tough battle for survival. But not everything about 2012 is dark skies and shattered dreams. In fact, the good has overshadowed the bad and it’s something I often forget whenever things get pretty messed up.
Some things didn’t quite go well this year but I’m pretty sure it’s all for the best. Looking back, so many bad decisions were made… decisions I should have thought twice (thrice even) before making. But then again, we all have our own fair share of realizations which we will have to carry through the year ahead.
I don’t know where the excitement is coming from but I wanted to be optimistic and say that I’m looking forward to 2013. I’m tucking everything that happened in 2012 in a mental folder named “experience” so I will always have something to fall back on.
I have so many (small and achievable) goals I want to accomplish in 2013… things that I failed to do this year. I want to be more organized and keep my head out of clutter because it really is frustrating when you couldn’t even remember what you went inside a room for. Next is to setup a target date for my story. I can’t seem to begin writing especially with all the mess inside my head, so that brings me to my goal #1. There is nothing in the world that could make me happier than getting published. This is the ultimate goal.
Smaller goals would have to include staying away from junk food as much as possible (yeaaah right!), meet new friends and connect with old ones, get more sleep, stop being such an impulsive shopper and learn to ease up. But if there was one thing 2012 taught me, it’s to be strong amidst the storm. I kept repeating that to myself but I tend to be deaf to my inner voice sometimes. Cried too much this year and I guess it’s high time to move on.
For every trial, there’s always a blessing behind it… that’s exactly why I will always be thankful. Thankful to the people who always had my back, who never failed to support me all this time despite my dramas and overflowing dreams that never seem to go anywhere. And of course, to the people who told me I can’t, because they were the very reason I WILL.
This coming new year, I want to imply changes in some areas of my life. I want to have a new outlook and be the best person I could possibly be. (And hopefully I could stick with this oath all year long.)
To everyone, let’s all cheer on and let the good times roll! Have a safe and awesome New Year!