and other things I hope to not hear this year
Let’s face it—2012 wasn’t a good year for me. I’ve talked about a few things that happened (that I wish hadn’t), and how I have been trying to move past them. Sometimes, things happen that really shake you up and force you to really consider things. All things, in some cases.
2012 forced me to do just that. Where do I want to live? What do I want to do with my life, career-wise? What do I want to focus on? Those are just a few of the questions I have recently had to ask myself. During the fall season, things got more complicated than they’d ever been—and more changes were forced upon me.
The thing that shook me up, what really turned things around for me, was when someone from my other life (back in Calgary, where I recently moved back to Vancouver from), told me I had things wrong about our friendship. I’m normally very intuitive, but I guess I was just too trusting, too happy to have a group of friends in Calgary. What that situation and the following weeks taught me was that friends are those that stick by you, through good times and bad. So, looking forward—I’ll have fewer people in my circle, but they’ll all be people who deserve to be there. I’ve never been one to need or want a ton of friends around me, but have always thought that I should—if that makes sense. I’ve already talked about love across the miles, and how some friendships are worth fighting for, and others aren’t. The sentiment also applies to family members. This year, I’m ready to only keep people in my life that are supportive. I’m all about looking forward, this year.