Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s New Year’s eve and I’m excited about bringing in the new year. I’m excited about what it has to bring, what I will experience–the good, the bad, the challenges, and the hardships. This year was filled with a lot of that and nevertheless, I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons. I’ve been placed in, and had to deal with, a plethora of situations against my liking, and I dealt with them properly. I’ve been angry, sad, hurt, confused, and the like; but, I’ve also smiled and laughed more than I can accurately recall. I’m learning to allow the good to outweigh the bad without messing with the scale.
I’ve traveled to three different states.
I’ve been apart of two amazing work opportunities in school.
I received by Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and immediately following, I entered my first semester of graduate school where I finished the semester with a 3.5. I even wrote about it and was featured here.
My nephew entered this world and I really couldn’t love him any more than I do.
And, I’ve shared some amazing, memorable moments with my family than ever before.
I think the worst part of the year was losing my mother and not being able to physically share the latter year’s moments with her. I am being as strong as I can, but sometimes the pain is unbearable. Sometimes, I like to imagine that all those times where I’m smiling and I’m laughing uncontrollably, that’s Mommy. I understand that I’ll have moments where I can’t control my tears, but it’s after that last tear falls where I’ll also have those moments where I feel strong again. And I’m grateful for that.
2012 was a good year. And I pray to God that 2013 will only be better. I pray that in 2013, I’ll be able to learn so much more and experience life as much as I can. I want to be a better mother, a better student.. friend.. sister.. a better person. Wiser. Stronger. I want to be lively. vibrant.
I want to truly embrace and deliver my mantra. I want to live, laugh, love, and be happy.
To my readers, may you all achieve everything you want to. May God bless you with everything that you have prayed for and put in hard work for. (Because faith without work is dead.) I pray that you and your families are healthy–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. May God bless you all and Keep you all. I love you!
Happy New Year!