Au Revoir, 2012, il a été une bonne année…

Well, it’s that time. The end-of-year challenge of wrapping up an entire year’s worth of experiences in a single blog post. Here goes nothing…

This year was great. Honestly it was. Lots of fun was had, plenty of mistakes were made, goals were reached, others left hanging, but hey, that’s life. In a brief moment of introspection, I think it’s safe to say I’m a lot stronger, maybe a little harder, and most of all thankful for everything that’s happened this year.

No regrets, remember?

It’s always funny to me how we gear up for a new year like it’s a clean slate, as if the date changing can somehow give us a fresh start. It doesn’t really make much sense; after all, time just marches on right? What really makes December 31st 2012 that much different that January 1, 2013?

Actually, I think you can sum it up in one word.

Perspective.

I think we need to operate this way, as if an arbitrary date change can mean a new beginning. We need to break up our decisions, the good, the bad and the ugly, into a manageable period of time that at the end of which, we get a re-do. A mulligan. A chance to change.

So what do you want to change? What are your goals and resolutions?

Here are a few of mine. Hold me to these…

1) Learn French

2) Travel somewhere I’ve never been

3) Read 50 books, good ones

4) Pay–off the “I’m in college and need a credit card” debt

5) Do something that scares me at least once a month (don’t worry Mom, I’ll be safe…ish)

I really can’t wait for 2013, I think big adventures are in store…

Bring it on.

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