i keep on saying...i'm back...and then, i'm not...so this time...i'm not saying that...just that i'm here, and that i'm happy to be here. maybe it's because of it's a time of reflection...maybe it's because i need to be heard...even if it's only for me. i need to validate my year...my thoughts. i'm glad that 2013 is upon me...ready to burst open like a water balloon! i'm so ready for a new chapter...a new book! i know beyond anything...that i learn from blunders...i learn from my choices...i learn from those i love...their choices. we are all connected. i am grateful for the lessons from 2012. i am grateful for the growth i feel that i've experienced as a mother, grandmother, wife, friend and my soul. i am optimistic about the months and year ahead. optimistic in ways that surprise me...i feel a sense of renewal, hope, and forgiveness. a surprise gift...about to be unwrapped! i am almost giddy as a little girlie about what this new year will bring. i'm not sure what to expect, but, i am looking forward to the unveiling. i am open to spirit...to love, to one-ness. i want to share with, and learn and grow from those that cross my path each and every day! i want my soul to be a sponge...soaking in the goodness, and possibilities of every moment. i am grateful for do-overs...for letting go of heavy burdens...and for holding onto the light when darkness wants to intrude. i feel like i am crossing over to a new realm of alive-ness...an awakening to something so uplifting, and spiritual that i'm in awe of my very own thoughts. welcome 2013...here's to you, and what will be!