At the end of Dec 2012 all my friends were of the opinion that 2013 would be OUR year! A year where everything would fall into place, the future would be all shiny & sparkly and we'd all be basking in the efforts of everything we worked so hard to achieve.
As June appears on the horizon all I can say is "not so much". 2013 has been a beast for me and most of my friends.
Heartbreak, illness, death, more death, destruction and overall sadness. Working with no reward in sight. One step forward, 10 steps back.
It's been a kick in the teeth.
On a personal level, I've been sick more times in the last 6 months than I've been in the last 10 years. And not just me, but almost everyone in my family. And friends like family.
I'm a huge fan of the number 13 (was born on 12/13) but 2013 isn't being very kind to me or many of my friends.
In an attempt to get myself unstuck from the rut I'd gotten stuck in, I had my numbers read by a Numerologist mid-February. It was the first time I've ever had them read and I gotta tell you, for someone who didn't know me or know anything about me, her findings were otherwordly and a bit too scary since they were right on the money. In a very surreal way.
The main take away was "the next 2 years will be the hardest 2 years of my life. I must work harder than I've ever worked before, cross every t, dot every i, don't take my eyes off the prize and don't overlook a single detail. In 2015 all my hard work will pay off...and then some."
Sometimes? I'm not exactly sure what the prize is. There are the basics; a job that pays enough for me to live on my own that excites & challenges me. Being a passionate believer of where I work and who I work with. Having a peaceful and aesthetic sanctuary to call my own. I don't even have to own it. Renting will be just fine! Being debt free (check!). Paying off my car (check!).
But what's the bigger picture? What am I missing that maybe I don't even know that I'm missing?
How about you? Is 2013 turning out to be what you'd imagined? Is it just me and my friends or are you having a hell of a year too? What are you doing to cope with the hits that keep on coming?