Last year wasn't my favorite. It was a year full of changes and challenges and at times, enormous struggles. Struggles that felt like they would consume me. Muddling through, as the year grew, so did I. By year's end I was in a really good place, but I was still glad to put 2011 behind me.
I started the year surrounded by amazing people who love and care for me. And I decided, that 2012 was going to be the Year of TPG. I was going to live the life I never even knew that I wanted; I was going to make sh!t happen. And I have.
I raced my first triathlon, then a few weeks later my first 70.3. I rode 100 miles then bought a new bike and rode around New Mexico. I signed up for my first Ironman. But the spaces in-between are what that changed my life.
New experiences, new perspectives, new objectives. A new life.
That's what I've carved out this year, a new life. And it's exciting and comfortable and challenging and rewarding and everything I ever wanted - and so much more. In my wildest imagination (and it's pretty darn wild) I could have never dreamed I'd ever be this happy. Yet every day it keeps getting better.
I spend my days with people who inspire and encourage me and who make me feel valued and loved. I come home to the new spaces that I've created and I finally feel at home. I wake up smiling and I go to bed thankful for the many blessing that have come my way. Often, I stand in awe of how entirely happy I am - happier than any one person deserves to be. I don't understand it, but that's okay, it just is. This new life, it suits me just fine and I'm enjoying every moment of it.
My pumpkin patch days are here. And yes, they were worth the wait!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11