So usually I try to end the year with some big closing words. Compared to most times, I will be brief this time around.
I was looking at my list of resolutions for last year. I smiled when I saw that I had accomplished all except the weight loss one.
But that one I need to do now by default, so says the doctor. Not because I'm "fat" or anything, but because my scoliosis got so complicated that I better start gaining some muscle or I may have some serious problems in the future. Working on that already.
With all that's gone wrong, this has been a good year anyway. I'm married now, we have a car, I just got a job... some people would say I'm lucky. But I'm not. I looked up luck in the dictionary: "to come upon something desirable by chance."
Chance? No. I wasn't having a crappy situation and was suddenly chosen to be lifted from it for no reason at all. I worked hard to be where I am. I put up so many applications for employment that it physically exhausted me. I went to interviews. I typed/wrote/spoke my information over and over and over. Got rejected over and over and over and it affected me emotionally. I cried a bunch, but kept going. For six months. That wasn't luck. That was hard work. Perseverance. If I had not put my name out there, I wouldn't have been found.
This year, I learned that a lot of people that I used to refer to as "lucky" were not-- they simply worked harder and smarter than I did. I've made friends with some of these people and I look forward to being influenced by their way of thinking.
There are so many things to cover about what I expect for 2013! And I know that it would be annoyingly hard to try and cover that list here (I'm typing on a phone, because I'm headed to a party), so I will summarize it in the best way I can:JediAnn Solo's 2013 Resolution:
Have an adventure.
Enjoy your New Year celebrations, everybody.