How I Found Clarity in 2012 (a very simple recap)

One year ago, I wrote 2012: a year of simplicity, a year of clarity. The goal for 2012: Keep it simple. 

In those three words, I found a focus for the year ahead and promised myself a few things.

Less familiarity. More adventure.

Less running away. More embracing.

Less negativity and snark. More inspiration and motivation.

Less uncertainty. More clarity.

I’ve tried looking through the 162 posts I wrote in 366 days.  And in this – my 600th post – I’m finding it difficult to summarize this year with a bunch of randomly hyper linked words to highlight all the ups and downs.

There are still days when I want to quit, when I want to give in. But the potential of being able to start anew is the most exciting thing to me. No matter how many times I fail, I get the opportunity to try again. It’s a mantra I live by daily - because I make mistakes and screw up more often than not.

This year has been very good to me. It’s also been one of the most challenging yet, but those difficult moments set me up for success in the coming year.

So thank you 2012. You’ve been a PITA at times, but such a joy at others.

And now? ”The rock candy’s melted, only diamonds now remain.”

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6 comments

  1. jobo says:

    I had the same trouble capturing the year, and did it simply, just as you have, and you did it here perfectly. This for you too was the year of unseating comfort zones and you did that in a HUGE way. Congrats on your accomplishments this year, I have loved being along for the journey :-) XO

  2. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says:

    I love this because you’re right – it’s impossible to sum up the year in a bunch of randomly hyperlinked posts. This feels so much more real and a more genuine way to sum up your year. I love your focus for the past year and how it’s helped you step out of your comfort zone and make mistakes (that’s how we learn, right?). Happy New Year and excited to see what 2013 has in store for you!

  3. Jess says:

    You are just such a beautiful soul my friend. I can’t say that enough — every single time I read a post like this one from you, I’m so touched and drawn in by your words. I know its been QUITE a year for you but throughout it all, you’ve shown such heart, a heart I happen to love. Cheers to 2013 my friend, let’s rock it!!

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