I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty much glad this year is over. If I thought some things got hard in 2012, they were way harder this past year.
A lot of you read my post ‘A Reason or a Season’ and thank you for that. Losing my old high school friend so abruptly and shockingly was hard, and losing his twin brother 11 weeks later pretty much threw all of us who knew or know the family for a hard turn. Both the Quin boys will be forever missed.
They weren’t the only ones I knew who had passed suddenly and quite young, the end of my year in 2012 also saw a few people I knew leave this mortal coil and because they happened so close to the end of the year that year, it still felt hurtful and fresh when Denver died.
In May my husband was courted for an excellent new position and we made the leap of faith decision to leave everything we knew and start over in a whole new part of the country. This meant saying goodbye to my beloved job, all the wonderful people I worked with, all the amazing friends and loved ones we have in Ontario. It was hard, and some days it still is. I’d love to be able to see my Ontario sisters, especially since they are both having babies this year. I would love for just one more Saturday night spent in Alex and Grieg’s basement and garage. I miss my theatre friends.
But, life is all about moving on. Taking new chances and making new friends. Making room for yourself to grow and be challenged. Leaving mistakes in the past and grieving over losses.
2014 is so full of promise. I’m learning to look for the optimism instead of fixating on and stressing over the negative. While I hated saying goodbye, I’m truly ready for some new hello’s.