It’s hard not to reflect back on the past years ups and downs. 2011 had the potential to be one absolutely great year and possible the greatest in recent memory. My summer was glorious. A whirlwind of indulgence that I was able to share with someone special. 2011 brought many days of endless possibilities that I took advantage of. But as the year drew to a close so did a very treasured friendship of mine. It’s funny how certain events or in this case an event can mar an entire year. I think my wonderful year makes accepting the end much more difficult. This person was a big part of my life and yes I am very sad for the past but I am also mourning the lost future.
When a new year approaches many including myself try to make new beginnings close old doors and open new chapters. Very much easier said than done. I will continue putting one foot in front of the other leaving the dark days behind until distance and time erases the sadness.
I am an optimist and I do have great hopes for 2012. The uncertainty of it all is a bit unsettling (because I like to know) but I am excited for what comes nevertheless. All I have left of 2011 are the memories of the good, the bad and the ugly, but I will embrace 2012 with open arms and an open heart and I hope you all do as well.