Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye

I don't do resolutions.  But I am going to say goodbye and good riddance to some painful experiences and baggage from 2011.

I am going to say goodbye to the anger and resentment I feel for my soon-to-be ex-husband.  I have to let go to move one.  There were some good moments in our relationship.  And I will try to remember those times.

I am going to say good bye to the special friend with whom I spent three wonderful months learning to love again and feeling attractive again.  While the timing was not right for the two of us, I don't regret the special moments we had together.  Unfortunately, he was not as far along on his path to recovery as I.  And learning to set boundaries, I could not continue to wait for him to be emotionally available.  As sad as I am to say good bye, it's the best path for both of us.  I will treasure the special moments of hiking, running, and cooking together.

I will usher in 2012 with hope and curiosity as to what the year will bring.  I will continue to grow and learn and live.  And while I could say, I resolve to lose 5 lbs, to run a half-marathon, to be a better person, shouldn't we be setting goals throughout the year?  In 2012, I will take one day at a time, one step at a time, to heal, to grow, and be a stronger person.


  1. Hey There, I found you
    VIA the New Years Blog hop;
    you seem like such a beautiful, strong woman, and I am glad to have found you; I can't wait to hear about your journey through 2012 wish you a wonderful year!
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    hope you can take a sec to check me out
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  2. Hi, Krystyl! Thank you for the kind words and for the add. I will definitely check out your blog. Happy New Year!

    Take care,