Later 2012. It's Been Real.


I know, everyoneee is saying this right now, but really, where did the year go? 

Often in years gone by, my favorite end of the year pastime would go something like this: I would reflect on the past year, feel like it was a total mess, and sulk around while frantically awaiting the new year to begin for a fresh start.

But things are different this time around.

This year was filled with lots of lessons and firsts and firsts that became lessons (and vice versa). I passed Math with flying colors (from an F to a B...that's flying colors for me). I overcame a grueling semester (literally .1 shy of Dean's List but whatever,) and finally graduated college. I learned to let go. I continued to lose weight and work on my health overall. I learned that if I truly want to do something, I can, and that giving up is not an option. I learned that I am stronger than I give myself credit for and most importantly, I learned what it is to be truly happy.

2012 wasn't without it's highs and lows and moments of "ahas!" and "huhs?" But that's life.  I learned so much about myself, gained new perspective on life, and for the first time in my life, I truly felt comfortable in my own skin. Overall in 2012, I became a much happier and healthier person, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

As great as this year was, I am SO ready for 2013 and whatever it may bring. I can only hope for good things, continued personal growth, and oh yes, employment!

I wish all of you the best and a very happy and healthy New Year. I truly wish that it may be you're best year yet, whatever it is that you hope to achieve. Here's to 2013!


  1. I'm ready for 2013 to bring it on too! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year Alyssa!!

    So glad it was such a good "learning" year for you! It's good to be comfortable in your own skin!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

  3. I'm glad to hear 2012 was a great year for you, and that you have chosen to learn, to grow, and to be happy. It's an excellent choice to make.

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