2011 has been a year of immense loss for me and, quite frankly, I am beyond happy to see it go.
In the hardest times, you realize who your true friends are and, while none of mine have tumblr accounts, I think it’s important to acknowledge them anyway. I am truly grateful for the great friends in my life who are more like family than anything else.
I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, even though the reason isn’t always apparent right away. There’s no such thing as mistakes, just lessons learned. I’ve learned a lot this year and I really feel like the hard times have only made me a stronger person. It’s easy to buckle under the weight of the world and all of its stressors but I’ve never been a girl who takes the easy way out.
So here I am. Two days away from my 27th birthday. A lot of life lessons under my belt, and not where I want to be in this life. But I’m starting to focus my eyes on the prize and I feel like 2012 has a lot of potential.