As the new year approaches, we all have a tendency to look back upon the previous year. We remember the good times, and the bad times. If we are lucky, the good outweigh the bad. I was blessed to have a majority of good times. I can’t honestly say that I know where the year went, however. It seems like just yesterday that I was toasting to 2012. There are friends that I made this year that I could swear I have known a lifetime, although it’s only been months. There are also friends that were closest to me that have now almost become strangers. I know that this is a part of life, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
In a year, we may fall in love, or at least think we have. We may also have people fall in love with us, and feel terrible when we can’t return that feeling. We might lose a loved one, or welcome a new one in to our family. We might start a new job, only to quit a month later and run away to L.A. and Vegas for a week. Yes, I did that. It sounded like a great idea at the time, and I had a blast, but I am still paying for it now. Literally. I can never forget those memories I made though, so I just thank God for the times that I had, and move right along. My point is, that many things happen in our lives, but it’s all a part of what makes us who we are.
Last night I found myself alone in bed, realizing that I was in a place I never thought in a million years that I would be. Four years ago I left a six year relationship, and I have been single since. I never imagined myself as a single woman, living alone, and in Texas, no less. It was last night I came to terms with the fact that I was a million miles from where I thought I would ever be. But you know what? I am exactly where I belong. I can’t wait for 2013 to happen, and to see where I am a year from this moment. I would be willing to bet it’s another million miles from where I am now, but still, somehow right where I belong.