Posted by: sharonseidel | December 29, 2012

So, 2012…..The Year That Was….

Well, that time of year is almost upon us, New Years Eve and with 2013 looming large, I have been thinking about what 2012 has given…and taken away.

I have travelled all over the country in 2012. I started off with a trip to Byron Bay in January with a stop off at Port Macquarie on the way there and the Hunter Valley on the way home.  This was followed by Cairns in April, Perth in September and then the big one, New Zealand.  I have also travelled a long way on my feet, 471.67 kilometres to be exact according to Nike+.


April was a big month.  It was in April that I visited Cairns, in April I graduated with my Masters degree and in April I also decided it was time to take my life and my body back and joined 12WBT.  Since then I have lost over 10% of my body weight and gained back my confidence and enthusiasm for life.

The tail end of this year has not been so kind.  November 18 saw me lose my beautiful cat Sebastian at the grand old age of 16.  Then 3 weeks later, I found out that my temporary teaching gig that I have had since 2007 has ended and that I am now unemployed.  Then the crowning glory for this wonderful month was that vandals decided to smash out my car window for giggles.  No Mayan apocalypse either…who would have figured? Bring on the end of December I say!

Even though this last month has quite frankly been crap, when I look back over the year as a whole, it has been a period of growing and learning, of starting to take control of my life again and starting a whole new chapter.

So now, 2013, where to from here?  Well, the car window will be replaced next week, ready for the yearly Byron Bay pilgrimage on the 13th January.  As for my job, that is just a wait and see game at the moment – until school holidays are finished, there is very little chance that work opportunities will offer themselves.  I am already signed up for 12WBT Round 1 2013 so my journey will continue down that path.  So I guess for now the future holds sun and sand, and a wander down a new path towards a destination that is yet to present itself. So although I am not involved with any 12 steps programs, the words of the Serenity Prayer seem particularly appropriate for this time of change:

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.

Reinhold Niebuhr

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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