It's that time of year again. A time to re-evaluate the year, re-evaluate where one is in life, it's that time to decide if you are going where you want to be or if you have remained stagnant in your life. Well, this 2010 I have learned a lot. I learned that one can not get over heartache by replacing the pain with another soul. Learned that soul after soul only created patches. Eventually the stitching in the patchwork gives when put to the test. Eventually you must deal with the truth and work through it. This year, I dealt. Finally dealt with it all. I can see how much I have grown from it. I also wanted to get closer to my family. My mom always says how you start the new year is how your year will go. As you can see from the picture, I started my 2010 with my family. I can definitely say that I chilled more with my family this year. Grew closer to people I have always loved. This year I plan to ring in the new year with my family and new someone (very new and a special addition to my life). I also hope that this year those relationships prosper as they did this year. As 2o1o leaves, I also have some things I would like to do in the upcoming year. More volunteering. I want to be more involved. I want to make more of an impact on others that I know. At one point in my life I used to be so OUT. OUT ...Proud... un-Closeted. College was like liberation. I shed many inhibitions and just became myself. Then post-college, I have slipped back into Closet mode. Not that I will deny it, I just don't talk about it now, or I am not as out or open. I want to get back to being open; more like open in the community. Doing positive things for the community as a whole. I see 2011 as a continuation of 2010; a rebirth of sorts. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I just see the new year as a continuation; a continuation of my life. What I choose to do with it, is always evolving. I just pray that everyday I move forward and not back.
Happy New Year!