2012 has been another year of growth, stumbling and re-growth. I'm not sure that that comment made a lick of sense, as my Grandmother used to say, but it does say what I needed it to.
I have found over the course of my search for confidence and self-esteem that I have had some amazing highs and some lick the bottom of the barrel lows. Sometimes all in the same moment which can be a bit confusing to say the least. <smile>
I have discovered that I can set myself up for some pretty big falls when I allow my mind to set some lofty expectations. It's not fair to me but, maybe more importantly, it's not fair to those in my life that my expectations are "riding on". This bit of knowledge will definitely come into play as I set my goals for 2013.
This year has brought some amazing experiences, friendships and adventures. I have begun to trust my friendships and relationships which isn't easy to do having been in an abusive relationship for 18 years of my life. It's scary and frightening and I sometimes fight it kicking and screaming. Trust seems to come so easy to others and I find myself questioning what is wrong with me that I just can't do it. Hmmmm perhaps a growth experience for 2013??
Over the next couple of days you will find that my mind and words will wander around this past year as I look forward to the adventures of this new year that is looming.
Right now the only thing that is certain is that I feel fortunate for my hubby, our fur babies, my friends, my family and my art.