Monday, December 30, 2013

Look! Another 2013 in Review Post

In an ideal and organized world this post would be filled with links to my best posts from the past year, a positive outlook on what the last 12 months have been like and my high hopes for 2014. Unfortunately, that is not the world I am currently living in.

When it comes down to it, 2013 was a pretty crappy year for me and just about everyone I know. My anxiety has gotten worse, I haven't been able to find work, I fought with my best friend, my relationship has been up and down and everything in between, my brother's in lock up, my sister got pregnant and lost her baby, and my mom's gone through hell with her ex-boyfriend and had to move too many times. Jobs lost, hearts broken, crying, numbness, panic attacks, burning anger, and exhaustion. This has been my 2013.

I'm glad it's behind me. Usually I don't get too excited about the new beginnings of a new year. But I am desperately hoping that the Universe has something better in store for me and my loved ones for 2014. I'll be bringing in the new year in my new (old) home with my cat for company, probably watching cartoons on my laptop, hopefully with a bottle of wine. It's not ideal, but it's better than nothing.

And normally this is not something I would share on my blog. I've always tried hard to keep this a positive space. But this year wasn't very positive and I'm too tired to lie about it. I can't even rustle up enough energy to add a picture to this post. Isn't that a blogger faux-pas? Eh, not a fuck to be given today.

So here's to the new year, hopefully it doesn't suck.

x

p.s. a post about my year in books will go up tomorrow -book wise life was better in 2013. I read a lot of good stuff.

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  1. It's not going to suck! <3 2014, bring it on! Much love you, friend.

    M.

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  2. Aw Manda, it sounds like you (and those around you) have had a super tough year. I'm sorry to hear it. I know it is no comfort when you're in the middle of a bad time, but you need to have miserable times so that you can enjoy the good times even more. I hope 2014 is full of great things for you. Don't let the bad times get you down, they are for learning and getting stronger.
    xo
    P.S. I've been there, I promise things improve - sometimes it just takes time

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    1. Thanks darling, I definitely need that reminder every now and then. I really hope the coming months bring better things, for me and everyone else as well. x

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  3. I'm sorry 2013 was such a hard year for you. I know its tough right now, but its the crap times and the worst days that show you what you're made of, and how much you are truly capable of. I hope 2014 goes better for you.

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    1. Hopefully I will prove to be more capable in hard times when I go to the doctors and get on some medication. Unfortunately, that's where I am in life right now. I hope that your year was better.

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    2. 2013 was a pleasant chaotic mess. I didnt accomplish any of my goals, but I grew a lot in positive ways, so I can't really ask for much more than that. Hope you're staying warm out there <3

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    3. Well that's good. I walked home from my gram's yesterday and almost froze my face off actually, goddamn it's cold. Winter needs to be over now.Thankfully the house is pretty toasty. <3

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  4. I thought I was going to lose my nose walking home from John's Pizza last night. I also made the mistake of wearing fingerless gloves, and made inhuman noises running hot water over them when I got home. Winter is fun, they said. The snow is beautiful, they said. Glad your house is toasty at least!

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    1. The people that say those things are fuckers D< I refused to leave said toasty house today because of how cold it was. Like, nope, not happening, no thank you.

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