Last year, I used RA's questionnaire as a end-of-the-year review, and I decided to the same for 2013. It's fun to remember the year and challenging to answer introspective (and retrospective) questions that force me to take an open, honest look at the past twelve months. (It's also pretty entertaining to read my answers from last year and see how many of them changed... and a few that stayed the same.)
My friend Laura asked us on Twitter the other day to "describe 2013 in one word." I chose challenging, because it was. Overall, I faced more challenges- good and bad- then any year so far, but that's good because it caused growth in my life and change, when needed. Like I said, I can't imagine a year ago knowing what all would take place in 2013, but God knew what was coming and equipped me (even when I didn't feel like it!) for each step of our journey. (This is all sounding very melodramatic and that's not what I'm intending. I didn't climb Mount Everest or backpack across Europe...)
I'd love to take the hard challenges from this year and learn from them what I should, while taking the new and exciting ones and pushing forward in implementing them in my life.
Peace out, 2013. I'll look back on you older, wiser, and with the memory of a perpetual headache... But it's been nice knowing you.
Happy New Year!