Here we are at the end of 2012 and I feel optimistic about 2013, it is the beginning of a new chapter. I believe this is going to be a year of change, new starts, growth. I am hopeful.
However the thing with new beginnings is that they always mean something else is ending. It is the way cycles go. It is the way of seasons, the way of transitions. Death and birth, beginning and end.
I want to live my life in such a way that I can look back at that which is ending and smile because it has enriched my life. I want to be able to let the old pass with tenderness and smiles. I do not want to cling to it, afraid to let it go, rueing the days gone by because they were void of whatever it is I was seeking. But rather I want to be happy to carry a piece of it with me without having to hold on. To carry it just because it is now a part of me. To hold in my heart those golden nuggets of learned truth, of lessons that have bettered me and made me stronger, wiser, more whole.
My wish for 2013 is that it is a year of potential found. Every year is an opportunity of new potential, but so often it is missed potential. So often we cannot see the forest for all the trees. We need to seize the opportunities that lay before us, not let fear, uncertainty and self doubt cloud our vision. We need to walk head high, with certain feet, and just know that everything always works out in the end, that sometimes life is messy but that it’s ok because mistakes make us stronger and wiser.
That is my wish, my hope, my prayer for 2013.