As everyone sits down to write their “year in review” posts I thought I should do one too just to reiterate to myself everything I have accomplished this year. I don’t know if I did anything extravagant on the grand scale of the world, but to me I took some awfully big leaps of faith. So let me count them down by month.
January – Started writing my first novel.
February – Persisted through 3-5hrs sleep a day to write while working a full time job.
March – Finished my first novel.
April – Took a break
May – Began apartment hunting
June – Moved my husband to a new city, handed in notice to work
July-August – Spent two very difficult months away from my husband.
September-October – Moved away from everything I’ve ever known and started University
November – Participated in NaNoWriMo and WON! Completed my second novel, saw Nine Inch Nails for the first time in Concert
December – Finished my first semester with 3 A- and a C+. Started the long awaited task of finishing my first book (only 6 more chapters left!)
Alright, that’s everything really big that I can remember off the top of my head. It was a really big year for me and 2014 I feel is going to be even bigger. 2014 is going to be huge and full of unexpected twists I’m sure. But more than anything I still remain hopeful. Last New Years I was filled excitement having been accepted to University and wondering what my future would entail. Now I’m living that future and it’s hard and stressful at times, but it’s wonderful and great and I wouldn’t change any of it. The stress I feel now is nothing compared to the stress I felt when I was working at the hospital.
Everything has been in an upward trend this year, except my finances (although I haven’t accumulated much MORE debt, just holding steady at around the same), but I’m happy. Even on the days I complain or stress out about bills I’m happy because it’s a sacrifice I pay to achieve what I love and the fact that I have a husband who is willing to help me achieve that is the biggest blessing of my life. I wouldn’t be here without him or any of my family who has been supporting me since this journey began. I am blessed and highly favoured and 2014 is going to take me even further than 2013.