I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how bad last year was. The truth is that for us, the good stuff and the bad stuff came with equal hits.
But I’m a woman of faith and for me, that means I judge the year based on whether or not I got closer to God, whether I grew spiritually, whether I changed for the better. And if that’s the standard, it was a very good year indeed!
Could things have been better? Sure, they always can. Did we make poor choices? Some, but not as many as in prior years, I believe. Am I writing from a “high” in the “Things & Circumstance” perspective? Mostly, I guess.
Thing with 2010 is, I wouldn’t change a thing not even my (awful, painful, agonizing ) crappy summer. It was through and after that that I could wrap my arms around this parenting business, let go control of, well, that which I can’t control, and made even MORE amazing friends than I had before. I’ve grown and changed in ways I never believed possible, and, all the “stuff” aside, I am BLESSED beyond measure.
As I look upon 2011, I don’t feel like I am standing on a precipice jumping into oblivion, as I have before. Rather, I feel like I’m on the mountaintop, wings extended behind me, ready to fly off into a brand new adventure. New decade? Oh, AMEN to that…BRING IT ON!