2013 was a year full of love.
the year began with the start of kyle and i. the start of our love story was made official only 13 short days into the new year. i knew it was going to be a year full of passion and it was just that. kyle still amazes me everyday by his kind heart, enthusiastic spirit and drive for life. i’ve never met someone who loves me the way he does and wants to take care of me the way he does. he teaches me something new everyday and continues to help me grow as a person. that is true love, people.
2013 was a year full of confidence.
there was a lot of drama surrounding me in the beginning of the year and it was something i couldn’t get rid of because i was insecure. i was scared to stand up for myself because i was scared of the consequences or what people thought. but that was the wrong way to think. i finally told certain people how i truly felt about them, good or bad. friendships were ruined, friendships were made stronger. but all in all, i found out who i could really trust and who really wanted to remain in my life in a positive way and that is an incredible feeling.
2013 was a year full of healthy choices.
right at the start of the year i began a new fitness class (which i talked about it one of my first posts, here) that, let’s just say, kicked my butt. i was in pain for days and couldn’t even do more than one push up at a time. but i loved it. i couldn’t get enough. it was the first fitness class that i have stuck with this long and i am so glad i have. i have seen my body transform and muscles grow that i didn’t even know existed. it’s an awesome feeling :) thanks to my boyfriend who loves to cook for me, i have also made healthier choices in the kitchen too!
2013 was a year full of new experiences.
my cousin and i went to hawaii in march (which i talked about some here) and we decided to try skydiving. jumping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet was exhilarating. it was a feeling i will never forget and a memory i will always cherish. definitely my favorite experience of 2013.
2013 was a year full of surprises.
in may, when my lease ended in my old apartment, kyle and i were both left without roommates. we lived across the hall from each other in a really nice apartment complex that we didn’t want to leave. we also spent every night together anyway so we decided i would move in with him. let me also remind anyone who hasn’t read this blog before that we had only been dating for 4 months at this time. let’s just say everyone was a bit surprised by our decision but we knew we could do it. it was the best choice we could have made.
2013 was a year full of joy.
i’ve never felt so much joy in my life than i have towards the end of this year. i have a few friends whom i love and trust with my whole heart, i have a great family who loves me no matter what, and i have a loving partner in life to not only take care of me but our little boy, brooks as well.
2013 was a year full of forgiveness.
i would not be where i am today without forgiving all those people who have hurt me in the past or wont accept my apology for hurting them. there are those who decide to live on mad and bitter, but finally, i have peace in my heart knowing i don’t feel that way anymore. it’s amazing. if you haven’t done it yet, try it. try to forgive. it does wonders.
2013 was a year full of second chances.
this year was a transition year. i was transitioning from a selfish person who was lost and confused to a confident person who wants to help everyone and enjoys the little things in life. i was transitioning from a child to an adult. i was transitioning from the negative to the positive. i truly believe i was given a second chance to change my previous path and start on a new one. a good path.
a path where i would find love, confidence, new experiences, surprises and joy.