On the last day of 2012, I can’t help but reflect on what a year it’s been. This year I got engaged to love of my life, and started planning our wedding. I went to my first-ever blogging conference. I decided that it was time to make changes in my career, and I put in my notice at work. My fiance and I realized that this was the perfect time to do something radical, and we planned our trip to Southeast Asia (which we leave for in 14 days…mild freakout occurring….). I turned 30 this year. And on December 24th, I passed the 20 year mark of living with diabetes.
The end of the year always provides a good chance to reflect on everything: the good, the bad, and the ugly. 2012 was a year where I took big steps towards building the life that I want. I made decisions about what I want out of my career, and very specifically, what I don’t want. I pushed myself to the maximum in my volunteer work this year, and I realized that it was time to dial that back a little. Although it might seem insignificant, I also made a change in my workouts in 2012: I decided I wanted to be a person who works out in the morning, and I created a plan that made that happen. I’m proud of the steps I’ve take this year in my relationships, my personal health, and my career path.
2013 promises to be the grandest adventure of my life. I’m leaving a company I’ve been with for six years, a city I’ve been in my whole life, and all the familiar things that help us feel safe. I’m doing it because no matter how afraid I am of all that change, I am so much more afraid of what will happen if I don’t take this opportunity. And I’m so lucky that I get to take this adventure with an amazing partner that’s committed to me and to this big, crazy, journey we’re taking.
2012 was the year that I researched, debated, looked inside and out, and gathered information for the life I want to build. 2013 is the year we go into construction.
Happy New Year everyone. Wishing you nothing but good health and big adventures in 2013!