There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
Ross Perot 

 

Wow, what a year. 2013 was definitely a great one. Not only did I start up this blog just over six months ago,  I finally took my dream of writing and turned it into a career. Funny how life is sometimes. You can go year after year hoping that you finally get that break, that something positive will finally happen in your personal life, or career, or just in general. You believe each January 1st that all the financial problems that have plagued you, the bad luck, that 20 pounds of baby weight you still carry five years later; it will all just go away and you can begin anew.

 

Most of the time it doesn’t happen like that. Change doesn’t come from a new calendar, it comes from seizing a moment, one moment. In that tiny little moment a decision is made, and that decision is the catalyst for change. We each hold the power to create change within us, you only need to find your moment and act.

 

I thought about doing an overview of posts from 2013, because apparently that is the thing to do before you ring in the New Year. I’m not much for looking at the past though, so I will spare you. There is a handy search functionality on the toolbar that will allow you to delve into past posts as much as your heart desires, so if that is why you came here- go nuts.

 

I don’t sit around in denial about my life. I may not have money to throw around, or a dishwasher (I wish), but I have a life worth living. I have an amazing husband and daughter who make each day better. I have adventures everyday. I have a future that looks fun and exciting and best of all, unpredictable. I love having no idea what  life will bring me next, where it will take me next. I have much to be thankful for, and I am.

 

2014 is shaping up to be a year for the record books. I will be travelling to The Netherlands, USA (twice!), China/ Tibet, India, and apparently Indonesia. ( I just found out I won a two week holiday in Bali- Merry Christmas Jessica.) Although the trips are going to mean a lot of hard work, I am excited to make them happen. I will, of course, be sharing all of those adventures with you.

 

Thank you for reading this year, commenting, and sharing your stories. I wish you all a very happy 2014, and hope that each one of you take the time to find your moment. 

 

Jess

 

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