We already talked about 2011 (though I'm sure I could say more...) so now I want to talk about 2012.
This year is, in a large part, about other people's happiness. And I mean that in the best way possible. Both my best friend from childhood and my best friend from college are getting married, I have the honor of being in the bridal party of each, and my family will be at both weddings as well. To have just one happen in a year would be a big deal; to have two is more than I can say.
It took a long time, but I'm at a point where I'm really content just being with me. I don't know when or how it happened, but I do know that every single day is a challenge that I'm ready and happy to take on. So I'll be 27 in a week and I'm not married. Or engaged. Or nowhere near close to either. It's okay. I really, truly, finally believe that. This is not the life I anticipated. It's better. I'm going to SoulCycle and laughing with girlfriends and traveling with family and drinking a lot of Patron and enjoying quiet nights at home. I'm doing my thing. All the while knowing that more lies ahead. God has a bigger plan for me than I ever had for myself. I never knew it was possible to feel this good without having all of the things that I formerly equated with happiness. It is the best realization yet.
I have renamed Twenty Twelve "Twenty Teddi" as a reminder that the best is yet to come. As good as last year was, I firmly believe that this one can top it. I'm just getting started.
Last but not least, I need to give a big shout out to my sister, who is responsible for JGIWC's new look! Isn't it fab? And about time! She's available for hire... inquire within.