You sucked! I know that’s kind of harsh and not very Joyful but I had high hopes for you and you let me down. I had hopes of love, career improvements, and improved social life. Instead you brought me the words “oh I have no intention of getting into any kind of relationship” from the one I thought I wanted followed by lots of very unfruitful dates, work stress, distance from friends, less people available to hang out with, lack of support from family when I really needed it, the lost of two pets, Hurty and Pinto, missing Blogalicious, plus my mom was sick way too often. All of that was just my life. Lets not forget 2 vanishing plans, Ebola, and the need for the #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter movements. Don’t you see how you let me down 2014?
Now I’m not saying you didn’t do anything right 2014. There were many moments over the last 12 months that were very Joyful. One of the most joyful of these moments was attending Oprah’s the life you want tour. Seeing Oprah live is something that Id wanted to do since I first started watching her talk show when I was in college.
This year I wanted to become more confident. While I still have a ways to go, and plan to continue working on it in 2015, you did give me the confidence to wear a bikini for the first time ever 2014.
Other Joyful moments included hosting two Chasing Joy Brunch & Learn events, attending Women Get Social and Fit Retreat Philadelphia, watching my niece and two of my nephews graduate, celebrating my birthday with friends, getting dressed up for the Red Ball and for a 1920s themed party. Hmm… ok maybe you did not suck as much as I thought.
2014, I don’t know, maybe my expectations were too high?? I mean your main job was to carry me through the year and that you did. I am not ungrateful. Thank you 2014 for all of the Joyful moments above. Thank you for bringing my mom home from the hospital many times in 2014. Thank you for keeping my family whole, with no losses other than pets this year. Thank you for allowing me too have greater insight on who I can depend on. Thank you for allowing me to have paid all of my bills and remained in my home this year. Most of all 2014 thank you for helping me with something that has weighted heavily on me since I was a teen. Thank you for finally letting me find a church that I like.
2014, while I stand by my statement that you kind of sucked, its clear you were about business, keeping my family whole and blessing me with a place of worship. Thank you for all that you are and i accept all that you weren’t.
Good bye 2014.
How was 2014 for you? What would you say in your farewell letter.