It’s crazy how much changes in a year, and how much you strive to change in a year. I remember when I entered my thirties, I became all sorts of fearful, I started to think I was getting closer to the end when rather, I think I’ve started getting closer to a fuller happier life. I’m sure when I join the 40’s club I’ll go back into hypercondriac mode again, but for now I’m learning to appreciate my 30’s. The picture above was taken on October 1, 2013, the day after my birthday. I took this picture to send to my best friend to show off my new haircut, I stood barefaced, most probably in halloween socks in my kitchen looking for good light, and snapped it to share miles away. I’m always looking for good light 🙂
I had NO idea how this year of my life would turn out, all I knew was I wanted to be a better me, a less fearful me. My life was in limbo at the time, I was not sure if I would spend another birthday in Illinois because there was a job offer on the table for my honey, which of course he took. That was my last birthday in that home. My home I made ours for 7 years, the one I bitch and complained that it was too small and needed this and that, I miss it sometimes. In a year’s time my life changed immensely, yet stayed the same. My solids, my rocks, my every things made every thing okay. The move to South Carolina was a HUGE element in our lives, we were leaving our home, Illinois (all my kids really ever knew). The move came quick and time has just been zooming since. I’ve made many personal accomplishments I’m proud of this year. I’ve also: moved on, reached out, cried, screamed, reacted, remained silent, loved, learned, and lived…. (remaining silent can be a positive sometimes)
I’ve given myself this year to grow. I wouldn’t say I’m a grown up 😉 I’m still a kid because one of the biggest thing I will remember from this year of my life….
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