Well, I take my metaphorical hat off to those ladies who have managed to hit puberty, found and lost their first love, found and left their first job, made an enemy, lost a good friend, got married, had a kid or two, found friends who you click with at this stage in your life, generally live the rest of your life loving and serving your family AND still find a way to be the same girl you were before it all happened.
I wouldn't say that I have made a 360 degree change from being the dorky, read-a-holic, Mariah Carey loving, insecure, shy girl I was pre-baby number 1. But there are definitely bits and pieces that are no more and gobs of "new me" where there wasn't before.
I always find it kinda corny when people say "stay as sweet as you are" and "never change!"
How is that possible? Life changes people and peoples lives change.
Character shaping events are all a part of the package of growth and hey, just being alive, I guess.
I mean, even if you don't do anything remotely significant for a whole year, a part of you will still be affected... changed... subconsciously. The mere passing of time has the ability to shift things.
With that said, I think that although we cant stop life from happening and time from going forward, we DO have the power to make right decisions. We can ultimately choose to learn from hard knocks and allow the tough stuff to mold us.
I have personally endured so much crap (for lack of a better word) and I intensely disliked every moment of it BUT I chose to take the lesson out of the situation.
Lets call life a party.... the lesson would be the swagbag.
I've kinda been talking myself into being proactive this year.
2015 is going to be the year of a lot of things!
I do not want to be in the same place at the end of 2015. (I'm meaning physically, emotionally, spiritually - career, marriage, family etc).
I do not want to be in the same head space either.
If I cant look back at this year and think "wow, I've learnt some hard lessons in 2015" then bah humbug!
Bring it on 2015!
I'm going to milk you for all that you're worth!