...and I just wandered off

I had every intention of telling everyone how I transformed that dresser I found on the curb. First a week passed and I was just too busy, suddenly it had be a month, then a few months, and now well over a year. At first I did feel a little guilty, but really I was relieved. I had been "forcing" blog posts and new projects for a long time, often only completing enough of a project to get what looked like a finished photo and then abandoning it for the next new project. It did not feel fun and I did not even like what I was making. I was unhappy in a lot of ways in my personal life and trying to keep some frantic crafting pace to avoid dealing with all of the stuff that was going on. I finally reached a point where I decided that the reason I was unhappy was because I was unhappy with myself and I started working on fixing that. It took time (and I am still actively working on it), I also began to realize that there was more to my unhappiness and that had to be dealt with too. 2013 was an amazing year for me, it was also a very difficult year. I can even begin to explain all that has happened and all that I have learned this year.

The three most important things that I will always remember about 2013 are:

  • I had more friends than I realized and they did more for me than I could have ever hoped for or imagined all I had to do was ask for and accept their help. 
  • What I thought was the worst thing that could ever happen wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and ended up making me stronger and more grateful for all of the wonderful things I have that cannot be taken away.
  • Exercise helps me deal with my anxiety and depression better than anything else, my gym membership is my mental health prescription.
My Family 2013
Here's to 2014! I know it's going to be the best year ever!!!