I was trying to remember how I started 2011, without realizing it; I'm starting 2012 the same way. Thinking about my best friend's birthday and thinking of how I was going to make her day as special as I can.
But that's not what I'm going to write about, I want to write about the year 2011, it was definitely a year to remember. So much has happened that one year just seems like too little time, but apparently not.
From natural disasters to political ones, constitutions have been changed; a number of countries will list 2011 as a year to remember, because for them it was when everything changed.
It was a year people took matters into their own hands; they rebelled and stood for something they believed. Some already got their results and they're starting a fresh slate, some are still between places and others are still struggling to get their freedom.
We can say that the whole world changed and we witnessed it, but that's not what matters, what matters is did all of this affect you?
A big number of people died this year in numerous countries, but they died heroes, standing for what they believed in and fighting the abusers of power.
With the end of this year, it made me wonder about what I've learned this year, it was an inspirational year; it would be a shame if you didn't learn a lesson or two.
This year we learned that when we got hurt and was afraid of trusting again. We shouldn't let that bring us down; on the contrary, we should take it as a motive to become stronger.
We screwed up a lot, but that's okay, because the more mistakes we made the more we learned from them.
We learned that life is going to smack us in the face, hard and the minute we felt better it will hit us again, only harder, that we'll probably be knocked breathless and when that happens we'll feel like there's no point of trying to get back up. We just need to remember that when we hit the bottom, there's nowhere to go but up, so get ourselves together and breathe again, it's a start.
New things came up a number of them excited us and a few scared us, but we learned to accept them.
Some found love, that may or may not last, but it feels real enough for them and that's all that matters.
And others got their hearts broken, some found ways to get over it and others just got hung up on it.
We all got a little bit stronger, wiser and more mature.We made new friendships and made enemies.
We found out who our real friends were and who were just stabbing us in the back every time we looked away.
We appreciated something after losing it, and learned to appreciate what we have before it's gone.
We made someone we cared about cry and vowed to try our best to never hurt the ones we love ever again.
We lost a friend of ours, to distance, change, death, or to life itself. We missed someone so bad it made us cry in their memory.
We laughed so hard, we nearly, cried. And there were tears as much as there was laughter. There was love in our lives as there was hate.
We sang a song, drew a painting, played a song on an instrument, wrote a story or wrote a facebook status, to express ourselves.
We found interest in something we never thought we'd like.
And most important of all, we became one step closer to who we're meant to be.
So, let's start the New Year, with a new attitude.
To live each day without worrying about the future or getting caught up in the past.
And to try and learn from every experience we go through, good or bad.
To tell the truth a little more often until it's a part of who we are and to smile furthermore.
To be open for new people, you never know, you might find a new best friend, and be more accessible to new things.
And most importantly the New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings, new dreams, and new hopes and for becoming a better person, than you were last year.
Happy New Year.
Listening to: Sooner Or Later - Mat Kearny