Everyone else is posting about their year end recaps. It genuinely looks like everyone had an awesome year, and learned a lot. However, let me be the fountain of negativity when I say-I am SO GLAD 2012 is over. Yes, it had many blessings and I learned and grew, but if you’re like me (and most of my friends….) 2012 was not the best year ever. A friend and I were discussing the other day if it was actually 2012 that was so awful, or just being 25 that made it so difficult, but either way. I cannot wait for tomorrow night, not because of the partying or the drinking, but because I am really ready for 2012 to get the f*** out of here.
I’m just being real here, guys.
A Year in Review
If it is any indication of how my 2012 has gone…I had this post all typed out month-by-month with really awesome pictures, and then a glitch in WordPress took it all away. 2 Hours of Work. So in the spirit of washing my hands of 2012-I am going to wash my hands of this post. Boo. I’m not going to do it all over again, but I will tell you some of the highs and lows.
1.) February- I purchased my puppy Murray in February of this year. He has taught me so much about commitment, responsibility and unconditional love. Definitely the best thing I did for myself this year.
2.) April- I started this blog on April 27th, 2012. I don’t think the posts are still up since they were kinda just dabbling thoughts about my upcoming move back home, but nevertheless, I registered the name etc. this past April.
3.) June-I won my first-ever contest and got free “Book of Mormon” tickets for me and my Mom. We flew to NYC for the day and had a ball. I also visited the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas in June and it was one of the most eye-opening trips, ever. I’m glad I took my friend up on his last-minute offer to accompany him to L.A. I have never felt so small as I did when I was standing at the canyon looking over into it.
4.) November-“Money Tree” hit 9,000 pageviews and celebrated 100 posts. I also started video blogging!
1.) March-The bullying at work escalated and I ended up leaving my job. It was easily one of the worst months of my life having to deal with the fallout over all of that.
2.) May-Moving home was definitely one of the better decisions I made this year, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t terrifying and exhausting at the same time.
2.) October/November- My boyfriend and I broke up, and I moved out of the apartment we shared together. I still feel kinda rough about it, but getting better each day.
What is my take-away from all of this? Not many people I know had a bomb-ass year in 2012. A friend and I were discussing if it was 2012 that had been so rough, or simply being 25 and weathering the storms of our respective quarter-life crisis. I know I am lucky, especially compared to some who had such crippling lows this year, but at the end of the day…I am ready for a fresh start.
My puppy, my blog, all of my new friends I’ve made this year is what I am going to takeaway and try to forget the pain some of the bigger life lessons cost me in the end.
How was your 2012? What are your big plans for tonight?