As we prepare to close one decade of life and begin a new one, over the past several days, I’ve contemplated and reflected on all the lessons I’ve been taught in the midst of it. In the span of 10, often tumultuous years, I’ve graduated college, held full-time professional jobs, experienced much sadness, but also happiness, became an Aunt to the two most beautiful, extraordinary children, traveled to Europe (albeit, very briefly), and discovered parts of myself I never knew or believed existed.
One of the most important lessons of all I’ve learned and kept with me is the notion that what and who is for us will never pass us by. So often, we can think or believe that because someone or something has left our lives or has never come, that it is gone forever or will never arrive. It’s been proven many times to me over the course of this past decade, that the opposite is true. People can return, maybe not in the same way and maybe not even in the physical sense, but maybe in some other way, shape or form. Or maybe, someone new can arrive, the person, people or place you’re supposed to meet or be.
Maybe I haven’t fallen in love, maybe I haven’t accomplished what I’d like to someday, but this decade proves to me that there is something and maybe even someone, waiting for me. So until then, I’ll enjoy the journey and I hope you will, too.
Happy New Year and wishing you all the best for what’s to come in the next chapter of your life.