Saturday, December 31, 2011
Peace Out to 2011
2011 has been real. And by that, I mean the following:
Really Difficult: I'm not kidding you when I say that this has been the most strenuous year of my life so far. With numerous family illnesses, including: dementia, two heart attacks, bladder cancer, pneumonia, skin cancer, gall bladder issues, there have been more trips to the hospital that I would have preferred. I'd have preferred none, but that's life.
Really Stressful: Um, nursing school and working full-time. The same as last year, but WORSE.
Really Busy: A combination of all of the above, adding in my own neurosis and procrastination. I don't abstain from posting just because I want to, I do because THERE IS NO TIME.
But on the other hand, it's also been real positive.
Really Triumphant: Most importantly, I graduated nursing school, despite all the ridiculousness. Not to mention I got an RN job that I will be starting in January. On the lesser important, but also fabulous and more blog-centric, I read 107 books this year. This is not only more than I was shooting for, 100, but it was more books than I've ever read in a year.
Really Fun: I met some amazing bloggers and solidified some fantastic friendships. I've spent more quality time with family than in previous years. I had a hilarious, fun, awesome time in Las Vegas, despite all the money we lost. And I've just taken it day by day and enjoyed all that I've been given.
So while 2011 had its ups and downs, I think I'll definitely focus on those positives and leave all the trials & tribs at the door. 2012 is going to be a great year. I can feel it.