Saturday, January 5, 2013

Breaking up with 2012

art by Ekaterina Koroleva

With the onset of the new year, it's in my nature to just want to change everything about myself. My get-out-of-jail-free card came on New Year's Day, and guess what? I'm going to make the most of it. This year will be amazing.

You know how you put things in a box after a breakup, and hide it somewhere so you don't have to look at those memories? Well, I did that with all of the things that remind me of my husband, and now I'm doing that with everything that reminds me of 2012. Something (and someone) better is coming, and I'll be ready.

Good riddance, 2012, and all the misery you brought. But I'd also like to thank you, 2012, because somewhere within you I found the courage to decide that I deserved to be happy on my own terms.

I'm burying those memories, but I will never forget you.