2013 was a beautiful mess.
The year started out with me crashing at my sister's house, while my cat crashed at my other sister's house. This continued for months.
I would lie if I said those first few months weren't hard. New Year's day I didn't even want to get out of bed, I wanted to wake up from the nightmare I thought I was in.
The following months brought lots of heartache as I dealt with change and the emotions I was dealing with. I remember one such day bawling my eyes out at the doctor asking for anxiety and depression medication. I thought that was my way out.
After that came months of building myself back up.
I moved out.
Enrolled at ASU.
Promotion at work to manager.
Bought myself a new car.
And I stopped my medications.
Lily's parent also separated at the beginning of the year. And although it was a shock at first, it has been quite an easy transition. But that's a story for another day.
The year ended strong, and happy. It reminded me of so many other hard years and times where there was always light at the end of the tunnel. Life is silly like that, we all have hard times, but we all have smooth times afterwards.
Here's to a strong start to a new year.
Life's a beautiful mess.