|I was born 8-8-80 at 8:58 p.m.|
Can you guess my lucky number?
There's just something about the New Year and birthdays that make us reflect. Another year older and hopefully wiser. Another year gone. Did I spend it doing something productive? Did I enjoy it? Did I learn anything?
I have learned much. I have learned that age and maturity do not go hand in hand. That job security is a myth told to us by our parents. I have learned that friends-true friends are hard to come by. I have more of them than I would have thought, but they are not the ones I would have named a year ago. And I am the one to blame for that. I have learned that I am capable of much. That I have done much great. And I will continue to do great things. I have learned that even when I cry, I'm stronger than so many others. I have learned that once again, I have a husband that will stand by me through thick and thin. (and all I have to do is give him the remote control.)
I have learned that family has nothing to do with the blood that runs through my veins and everything to do with those I choose to surround myself with.
In this past year, I have fallen down. But better, I have picked myself up. I have made friends, I have grown stronger friendships, I have felt more comfortable as myself than I ever have my entire life. I have grown into my skin and I like the way it feels.
Somewhere along the way, I figured out that luck was something you could make for yourself. So I wear this necklace every day to remind myself that I am in fact 'lucky' and that I can do something about where I am at in life.
There were many ups last year, but there were also several downs. Thirty was a good year for me, and I'm excited to see what 31 brings.