Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: The Best Year Yet

2013 was the best year of my life. What's even crazier is that it followed the absolute worst year of my life. How does that happen? It's pretty phenomenal when I think about it. When I think about the way life works.

Life, the Universe, God, whatever you want to call it… hands us events and circumstances when we least expect them. Some of these events shape us, some completely change our life, and some leave us never to be the same again. The events that took place last year left scars that will forever remain a part of me. They caused me to change the way I live, the way I think, the way I make decisions, and the way I am.

2013 was the year I learned to say "no" to others. To do only what was true to myself. To honor my being. To stop pretending. To stop chasing. To stop settling.

2013 was the year I learned to say "yes" to myself. To give myself the go-ahead. To encourage myself. To go after my dreams like there was no tomorrow.

I think I may always look back at 2013 in awe, pleasantly surprised by all the beautiful, new moments that found their way into my life in such a short period of time. Proof that life really does unfold naturally, organically, and perfectly the way it is meant to when you live a life in harmony with your true purpose.

San Diego was the most gorgeous setting I could have asked for during this period of self-reflection. It inspired me, lifted me, and propelled me out into the big, endless, adventurous, exciting world that was always surrounding me, just waiting to be discovered. And as this year comes to a close, I can say with confidence that my time in San Diego is not over ;)

My journey is still just getting started, despite it being the end of one year and the beginning of another. All of our years are connected. They fluidly roll like the ocean's waves, one into another and so on. And at the end, we have one vast, beautiful body of water to look out to. Each year brings in new sets of waves, new currents, new freshness. Some years are spent surfing the waves and others are spent paddling back out in preparation for a new set that will take us even further.

I'm ready. Are you?

Happy New Year! Sending love and wishes for health and happiness to you all!


The Pink Growl said...

I'M READY!!! Happy new year Chelsea!

Jenn said...

I'm definitely ready for another great year! Glad this one was the best one yet for you--I have a feeling next year will be even better, too!

Holly said...

You really did have a great year and I'm happy to call you a friend, and to have been able to follow along on your journey. I hope that 2014 holds more happiness and self-discovery for you. You are an inspiration, my friend! Happy New Year! xoxo

Bailey Schneider said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's wishing you a wonderful and happy 2014!
I'm new to your blog - better late than never, right?
Here's to a new "bloggy friendship!" ;-)
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Jenna Griffin said...

Happy new year, girl! Can't wait to see what God has in store for you. It's going to be amazing!