Thursday, January 5, 2012


2011 was a huge improvement from 2010. I lived by myself for a whole year, in fact I signed a new lease for the same apartment. This is the first time I've lived anywhere for more than a year my whole adult life.
I asked for a raise at work and got it. Then 5 months later I got another one.
I went to Spain!!!! My first trip to Europe! I am so glad I went but it was a very different experience than what I imagined.
I continued to do well in school.
I decided to take control of my health and I finally do not have stomach problems.
I forgave a friend and apologized to her and her husband for my part in the situation.
I learned which of my friends will truly be there for me and which ones will not and you know what that's ok. I love my friends but some are better at different things than others. Some of my friends show their love in a different ways. I just have to keep my expectations of them grounded in reality.
I turned 25! I'm not sure if it was turning 25 or traveling in Europe by myself but I feel so much more confident in myself. I feel very secure in who I am.

2011 was a year of improvements. I feel very different than I did at the beginning of the year. Nothing drastic happened to change me but I feel changed. 2011 was a slow gradual metamorphous. I hope 2012 continues in the same pattern.


Han said...

Woohoo! Go you!

That's so exciting about the new lease - are you allowed to decorate and stuff and make it your own? I know when we were renting we were only allowed to do stuff if we ran it past out landlords and our rental people - grr! lol.

I'm working on taking control of my health - I've already lost like a kilo/3-4 pounds since Christmas - I was good and tried not to eat as much as I do normally lol.

Jenla4033 said...

You are so right about so many things. I'm glad that you were able to forgive, that is incredibly difficult. There is still one person that I can't forgive, maybe I'll take a page from your book and make this my year to forgive.

Acknowledging that everyone is different and keeping your expectations grounded in reality, sweetie, that's HUGE. I'm still working on that one!

I am so proud of you! 2011 was just the start, 2012 is going to be a great year, I can feel it!

Love you!

Anna said...

Han- Thank you! I'm not sure what I can do to my apartment. I think that technically I can't put holes in the walls or paint but I'm sure that I can do whatever I want as long as I fix everything and return the apartment to the way it was when I moved in. How are they going to know if it looks the same? :-)

Good for you for losing weight! What an accomplishment.

Jen- Thank you :-) I like doing these posts because it reminds of what I have accomplished the past year. Before I wrote this post I thought that I didn't do much in 2011 but then I wrote it all out. That really helped. I hope 2012 is one for the record books! You will forgive when you are ready. Don't rush it. It takes time. I'm still holding on to resentment and disappointment from a certain someone. That stuff takes a long time to work through. I know when you are ready you will make it happen :)