As I think about how we spent our time together over the last twelve months, I really just have one question for you…
Are you sure you had the right girl???
You have to admit, nothing that has happened during this time has resembled anything remotely similar to the 27 years that came before you. You have easily been the strangest, and most exciting year of my life. Well, except for maybe the year 1985. Now that was a wild ride.
2013, you have tested me, stressed me out, pushed me out of my comfort zone, expanded my horizons, and flat out amazed me. Despite fear of failure, I opened a jewelry shop in January, and started a blog in March. It was good. Despite my fear of new things, dirt, and general uncomfortableness, I moved onto a sailboat in October and set off on a several month journey down the coast. It was also good. Mostly.
Now we find ourselves ending our time together on a better-than-I-ever-could-have-hoped-for note. I'm safe, happy, and warm somewhere in the Florida Keys. I have survived at least half of this crazy sailing adventure, no worse for the wear, and possibly even better for it. I have my beloved husband and pup by my side, both of whom I love and appreciate even more than ever before.
Like I said, I'm still not sure that you had the right girl when we started this whole adventure together 360-some days ago, but somehow, I think I became her somewhere along the way. So thanks 2013, for paving the way for an amazing year to come. I absolutely cannot wait to see what your successor has in store.
With fondest memories,