In just a couple of hours the year (as well as my birthday, :p) is going to come to an end and we will usher in a new year. A whole new set of 365 days filled with new and exciting adventures, dreams fulfilled, goals set and (hopefully) accomplished, and chances to grow into better individuals and human beings. Each year we are given equal lengths of time to do so much and to make our mark in the world; to live the lives we dream of and want. How much of our goals, our dreams, our aspirations we accomplish depends solely on us.
2012 had been a pretty amazing year for me. I got to do things I’ve never done before and have my dreams become reality, met a couple of incredible people, watched a concert, and even got to talk to with one of my favorite authors. I would also like to think that 2012 had made me a better and stronger person, and that I know a lot more things now than I did last year (and you would find yourself ever learning if you read as much as I do, ).
When 2012 rolled in, I had one, unshakable goal in mind–a dream that I swore I would do everything I can in order for it to come true. That dream was, of course, to have my book published and then distributed globally. I still can’t believe that that actually happened and that I am living that dream and that the second book in the Winged Saga is almost ready for publication. I mean, not everyone can say they’ve written and published a book. It makes me feel proud of myself that I am able to share something that I love (and love doing) with a lot of people.
Of course, 2012 also had it share of disappointments, annoyances, grievances, and a bunch of other stuff that made me want to buy a punching bag for myself in order to unwind and release my frustrations. I won’t go and enumerate all of those things but there were times when it really did get to me, you know?
There’s also that whole crazy-ass apocalyptic predication that the world was going to end last 21st of December. It’s one of those things that I couldn’t help but just roll my eyes and shake my head. How people could actually bite something like that, I have no clue.
The year also brought amazing music, movies, books, and video games that I couldn’t help but feel giddy about. To enumerate all of them would probably make this post too long but from the top of my head there’s Persona 4 (Vita), the finale of the Caster Chronicles, Maximum Ride, Kane Chronicles, and Hush, Hush. Plus, Mark of Athena was also released…and, (not surprisingly) with how tired I am feeling at the moment…my list just ended there. Haha.
Anyways, the point is, there’s a lot of things to be thankful for and a lot of awesome memories that will forever be engraved in my heart and mind with the year that is now slowly coming to a close. I’m not just thankful for the fact that I have published and distributed my first book, I am also thankful to have survived another year–to be alive and well, and to be with the people I love and who loves me. I may not have gotten everything I wanted (not even from my wishlist) but I know I have with me the most important things anyone could ever want and no one could take away.
No matter what this coming year might bring, I know a lot more wonderful memories are waiting to be made this year so let us all claim this year as our own and make every second, every moment count!
Dream on; Fly on!