2013 has been a crazy/exciting/life changing year for me. My best friend and I wrote down all the awesome things that happened to us in 2013 and put them into a jar. Last night we opened our jars up and read them all outloud as we reminised about the great things 2013 brought us. I can honestly say that 2013 was one of the most life changing years in my 23 years of being on this Earth.
In our jars we wrote down huge things that happened in our lives, and also stupid little things that everyone should do before they die. Some of the stupid little things I did this year was "make out with a stranger" and "helped bake my first pie". Even though they are silly and stupid, they are little things that helped make 2013 so great. I mean everyone should make out with a stranger at least once, right?
Some of the big things I put in my jar was "graduate from college" and "got my first 40 hour a week big girl job" As someone who hates school, I'm still in awe that I finished school and I have a degree in hand. On top of that I was never unemployed and got a job right after I graduated, which is almost unheard of in this day and age. I'm very greatful for the oppertunity I've been given, and even though 40 hour work weeks kick my butt, I'm greatful to have a job I enjoy.
This year I also feel like I have grown in many ways. The first being learning to let go of people who don't appreciate me. I've been single for many years now, but have dated many guys looking for Prince Charming. This year I've had a guy who lied to me, and another guy who told me he likes me, but would also like to date other girls as well as date me. In past years I would have clung to them and tried to make it work any way I could. Forgive them when they didn't deserve it and pretty much let them walk all over me. This year I just let them go. I've gain a self confidence I never knew existed. I grew a back bone and stopped letting people walk all over me. I finally learned to take myself out of relationships that I wasn't happy in instead of being unhappy and hoping things would one day magically change for the better. News flash: its not going to get better. If you're not getting what you want out of someone, just leave. It really is better to be single than in a harmful unhappy relationship.
I also grew closer to some friends, and farther away from others. One of my friends got a boyfriend this year and I hardly ever see her. It's sad, but I'm only going to put in as much effort as she puts in, which isn't much. But there is a silver lining to everything and this dying friendship has caused me to become a lot closer to two of my other friends. Its crazy how fast people come and go in your life.
As I look to 2014 I'm going to continue to look for a great love (but still be happy being single, I don't NEED a man, but sometimes it would be nice to have a cuddle buddy), continue to work hard, and hopefully save up some money. I would like to travel and explore while I'm young and able to. I also hope to blog more, and hopefully make more Vlogs as well. I look forward to reading more blogs from all you Buzzneters (is that a word?) and we can all help each other out in this crazy thing we call life.
Cheers to a great 2014!