The funny thing about this year is when it started I was convinced that it would be the most boring year of my life.
It was a year of loss. I had to say goodbye to so many people before I was ready. They were ripped apart from me while I still needed them. The year I realized how indifferent this world can be when you’re crying on your bed begging for things to be different. I unearthed a pain so riveting I could not function.
It was a great year for discovery. I found out so many things about myself that I never knew could exist. I found out that the friends I have are my friends for a lifetime. Through horribly drunken nights to 3am car crashes, my friends and I take care of each other.
This year I realized there is a happiness so profound, you can see it shining through the eyes of someone who loves you. Someone could be so iridescent, they fill you up with light so that you could shine as well.
I have forgotten so many events this year but this year changed my life. Not just in the grand things but also in the secret and quiet memories.
I greet the new year with a battered but better heart.