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Was 2012 a good or bad year for me

Saturday, December 29, 2012

In reflecting back on 2012 I thought about the positives and the negatives and realized that there was a bit of both. So 2012 was not a terrible year but it was not a wonderful year either. I would sum it up as saying it was an okay year.

Not so great stuff that happened in 2012:

The wintertime was difficult emotionally because I was unhappy at my job, my relationship with my boyfriend was frayed because of this and my self esteem went totally down the drain. At least in April my job ended so I took time off.

June and July were difficult emotionally because I was unable to get together with my boyfriend because he had to work weekends and then had a financial crisis which disabled him from coming up from Vermont to see me. Since it was the summertime I was extremely down as I tend to get lonely at that time and to me if one is in a relationship they should be able to do things in the summertime else what is the point. So again the relationship was affected and he did not seem to understand what I was so upset about.

September was the worst for me emotionally as I was working in a temporary job where the work was uninteresting and I found myself resentful and comparing myself to others, especially my family. When I started feeling resentment towards my niece and nephew I knew that I had gone far enough and needed to do something about it.

Here is the good stuff that happened:

I went skiing and snowshoeing several times in the wintertime so that helped me to get through the week at work, etc.

I did a lot of hiking and swimming during the summer so that kept me busy with others when I could not see my boyfriend. One spark friend invited me up to her pool and then for dinner which was a really sweet gesture.

I ate at outdoor terraces with family, boyfriend, and friends throughout the spring and summer.

I attended and volunteered at the Fringe Theater Festival and I also attended the Jazz Festival and the International Film Festival.

I was able to work a bit with two acquaintances during the year which increased my skills and knowledge though not always without difficulties but still positive in the end.

I came across a life coach who I decided to start working with to change my thoughts and overcome my issues.

I went to a family wedding in Toronto.

I went to a Christmas party (though I had a cold) and three Hanukkah parties during the month of December and also a Jewish Lubovich wedding.

I will be celebrating New Years Eve with my boyfriend and will be going to First Night in downtown Burlington, VT.

I have already been snowshoeing this season. I went on Christmas Day.

In a nutshell I had a year that probably most people have with some positives and some negatives. All a part of life's ups and downs. I therefore cannot complain too much about 2012. At least I did not experience any tragedies or any serious issues.

I wish you all a great year for 2013. Let's all make 2013 the best that it can be. See you then!
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    good reflections
    1850 days ago
    Sounds like you had more positives than negatives with all those fun things you did. Of course losing ones job is a real downer. But you are on your way to an emoticon 2013.
    1850 days ago
    Sounds like you did the best when you could. Long distance relationships aren't easy. and wonder why I havent seen your blogs in while. Better go check my blog subs. lol
    HUGS happy new year and thanks for being a great spark friend.
    1850 days ago
    Looks like it started off rough and will end nicely. You did a lot of great things and what a nice idea to list them here. Enjoy your celebration and let's rock 2013! Happy New Year. emoticon
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