"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bring it on 2010

It's been a strange year for me.

It feels like it's been a year of loss - first my mentor and college advisor passed away. Then my grandfather. I broke up with my boyfriend of more than four years, and even lost my little buddy - my puppy Toby. He's been missing since October. My dad's kidney disease has caused him to be pretty sick this year, and as I type this post, my little brother is laid up on the couch recovering from knee surgery.

But, despite the heartbreaks and obstacles that this year has presented, I still know that I am so blessed. I've made some wonderful memories with my family, and learned to finally stand on my own in a town where I knew no one. I've made some fantastic friends, gotten involved in my community and moved into a new home. I guess there have been just as many triumphs as disappointments, and I feel as though I've grown tremendously in a very short amount of time.

I look forward to seeing what 2010 will bring. I won't be naive enough to think there won't be more hard times - but I've learned that I'm more than tough enough to survive. It's a good feeling - knowing that I'm capable of handling whatever life throws my way. So bring it on 2010. I'm ready for what ya got.


Missy said...

Merry Christmas!
I will be praying that 2010 brings you some peace!

Anonymous said...

merry xmas and happy new year ;)
2010 will be a good one for us..
Maybe we are not exactly in the same conditions, but this year is not so smooth for me either. and my daddy is still recovering from liver cancer.

i guess i will just keep my faith, do my part and God take care of the rest.

Jenners said...

My 2009 sucked rocks ... losing my dad and then a friend and then my grandmother in the space of a few months was just too much. Some years don't go that well ... here's hoping 2010 is better for both of us.

Lacey said...

You're back! Yaaaaaaay!!!

I had total faith you would return... I HAVE MISSED YOU!

Here's to a better 2010, you certainly deserve it!

pmartin3z said...

I'm amazed to read about what you experienced and yet how strong you have become because of it. May 2010 bring you a greater sense of peace and happiness in your life.

Constantin said...

I love your attitude! I won't wish you all things to be easy for you but I wish you will succeed in everything you choose to do (no matter how hard it will be).
Take care, Heather!

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