Nice To Meet You, 2013.

I’ve been waiting for 2013 for quite some time now, and I’m beyond grateful to be here.

 

I mentioned last week about how I am going to pick a word for 2013. I did so in 2010 and 2011, and those were some pretty fantastic years. I firmly believe that 2013 will be a spectacular year in my life, and I think it deserves its very own word. I toyed with many words for 2013, but none seem to fit perfectly. In 2013, what I want from my life is to communicate more and better with the people I love. I want to enjoy all the moments: the big, the little, the medium, the easy to remember, the easy to not notice moment. I want to love. So after much indecision, I have finally made a choice:

 

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I want to embrace 2013 with open arms. I want to embrace the ones I love physically and emotionally. More hugs for the ones close to me, and more communication for the ones farther away (well, I hope to better communicate with the ones close to me as well!) either by letter-writing or phone calls or even emails. I want to embrace opportunities. Those that I am actively searching for (like the teaching positions or growing Spry) or those that by fortune of circumstance (serendipity!) travel my way. I want to embrace the tough moments–not to accept them, but to become an active participant in my own life. I think it is easy to be passive during the more tough or trying moments in life, but I want to take charge of those moments, to embrace them in whichever way necessary. I want more hugs and kisses from my guys, Wolverine and Mr. O. I want to be present; I want to feel alive. This is going to be a miraculous year for me; I can feel it in my bones.

 

Thank you (ahead of time), 2013. I fully embrace you.

 

Photo Credit: The Phraseology Project