2013 didn’t suck. In fact, it was a pretty good year.
Sure, it had its moments. Like the time I found a grey eyebrow hair. Or, the time I had to buy stronger reader glasses. And then even stronger ones.
Or the day we decided to let Smart Savvy Social become something completely different than what we had started.
There were some really bad days and the only thing I can say about them is…sometimes being a mom and a wife suck. Big.
Just like any relationship, 2013 had its peaks and valleys.
Some of those valleys were so intensely deep, I didn’t think I’d be able to find a way out.
But, I did. Sometimes, what looks insurmountable is often deceiving.
Some of those peaks turned out to be smaller than anticipated.
It didn’t matter because I enjoyed the view while sitting on top.
2013 was fun.
It was a pretty good year.
I had a good time going to concerts, hitting Michigan’s wine country…twice in a week.
I wrote 3 books.
I got a job, like one that took me out of the house and plopped me down in an office, with my own little name tag on the wall.
There are always set backs, things that throw you for a loop. Such is the path of life.
I lost that job.
But there are others, and I will get one that is more fit for me.
I don’t say “Good Riddance” to 2013.
It was a dear friend that I enjoyed having around.
I hugged it, thanking it for everything it taught me before sending it on it’s merry way.
I’m looking forward to 2014.
I welcome it with a hug and kiss on both cheeks.
Just like I do to every New Year.
But, I need to let 2014 know, I’m refusing to be gentle with it.
I’m going to be in control, I’m going to lead 2014 by the balls in the direction that I want to take it in.
I’m creating my own path and 2014 will have to follow my lead.
I wasn’t a passive player in 2013, not in the least.
But this year, I’m going to be more aggressive in my endeavors.
My destiny belongs to me, not some numbers on a calendar.
2014, you are welcome to come along for my ride.
You’re going to look so forward to stepping aside and letting 2015 in because you’re going to be exhausted from everything I’m going to demand of you.
I have 363 days left of your time, 2014, and I’m planning on making each one count.
I know exactly what I want to do to you.
I know exactly what I want to take from you.
Come, stay awhile.
If you dare.