To Life

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Happy New Year! 2013 is the year of the snake, which is my year according to the Chinese zodiac.

I’m not much of one for resolutions; however, this year I have resolved “to live”. First, let me alleviate fear in any of my panic prone friends: I don’t have some kind of terminal illness. Simply I have been battling personal conflicts which have been horribly demoralizing. Over the past several years I have been struggling to rectify the situation; yet, some troubles are extremely persistent.

My hope is that my two largest struggles will be coming into check this year, but that was my hope last year and the year before. Even if things move on the path I hope, it will be six years before the main struggle is gone. Over the last year or two I have felt myself shrinking away from life and have come to the realization that even if the trials are festering I need to live and grow.

Some people viewing from the outside might look at all the things I have done and think that I have been rising above the troubles; however, it is easy for me to see the things I want to improve and change and realize how much time was lost in the last couple years doing nothing.

One clear sign is the number of posts on my blog. When I am feeling depressed or uninspired, I generally don’t post. Other creative outlets have also suffered in this time. Looking forward to my year!

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3 Responses to “To Life”

  1. Stefanie Says:

    Happy New Year. I hope you fulfill your resolution!

  2. びっくり Says:

    Thank you very much. Challenges are already mounting, but they just need to be pushed through. Happy New Year.

  3. me Says:

    I wish you and your darling were having coffee with my and my darling so we could all discuss such things in great depth. :) Thanks for sharing about the year of the snake~we were all excited about the year of the dragon last year but were too sick this holiday to think beyond just getting through it~LOL!

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