#2013Countdown, #13: How has your year of 2012 been?

This is the question #13 of the 13-Day #2013Countdown Challenge as we count down to the year of 2013 as one PE community. The challenge is now over, but you can still read more about it and participate in your own time. Visit the overview page for all 13 countdown questions.

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2013 Countdown, Starting with Question #13…

The first question of the 2013 Countdown Challenge is:

How has your year of 2012 been?

How has your year of 2012 been?

I have included a handy text box (circa 21-Day Journaling Challenge) where you can type your answers before copying and pasting them in the comments section below). Write as much or little as you need to, and share your answers in the comments section!

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How has your year of 2012 been?

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  1. Reflect and answer today’s question. There’s no word limit – whether minimum or maximum. Write as few or as many words as you want. It’s all up to what you want to express!
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Look forward to reading your answers! :)

(After you are done, proceed to #12: What are 12 things you love about year 2012?)

Images: Field, Wheat field 

  • shaily

    Its been quite different from all my previous 18yrs i felt as if i was used by selfish ppl all around who never actually cared me….i don’t know till i realised that actually something like this can happen to me….
    Huhh…bt m glad m out of it….nw i feel its adventurous to tackle with such cunning ppl…..i managed myself to get out the blind folded friendship confining it just to formalities….I’m feeling a bit matured now….this is the very imp thng tht i learnt in 2012!

    Apart frm this I’ve gone through some ups and downs in my academics and learnt how to work it out

    and i recently lost 1 of my dream opportunities to become a secretary in my hostel where i tried my level best but lost the chance due to lack of interaction with my seniors which i then realised how important friendly social interactions are….which i nvr felt so imp….hmm I’ll try to keep them up now

    all these years i have been soo rude and angry with the people whom i felt were selfish mean nd etc bt cld nvr see their positive side nor tried to be tolerant abt their behaviour bt i realised my mistake NOW

    hmm last bt nt least…..with all my experiences and realisations this year m able to keep my parents very Happy with my efforts not to be angry and depressed anymore (part of d credit definitely goes to ur anger series)
    this will be a memorable year fr me

  • http://alexisingermany.blogspot.com Alex

    2012 has been a very hectic year – mainly good, some bad.

    Good: I managed to achieve some things I never thought possible. I completed my TEFL, moved and worked abroad and went travelling around some places in Europe! I feel very proud of that and all I’ve achieved.

    Bad (or, in some ways bad) – I left a relationship that wasn’t right for me, which of course is “good” in the long run, but was also very difficult. I ended up rebounding into an even worse relationship, and I must admit it was difficult for me to adjust to being single. It took about three months to adjust, and now I am very happy and comfortable in my new status – even preferring it, as I’m planning to travel and teach in 2013 too!

    • http://howtolivethefreelancelife.wordpress.com Shannon L. Buck

      Sounds like you had a good year overall. There are sometimes bumps in the road, but these bumps are lessons.

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Sounds like a bit of a rough time. Breakups are never easy. :( But sometimes for the best. Congratulations on your achievements!

    • Tony

      Everything in life happens for a reason. Good luck with your future endeavours

  • JadePenguin

    Awesomesauce! That pretty much sums it up. Met some wonderful people :love: , joined some amazing groups :hug: and went to countless events :clap: . Summer was a bit of a bummer but what I’ve learned this year has been invaluable. I’d say what matters is how it turns out in the end and right now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been :) :angel:

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Wow, sounds like you’ve had a really great year :) Congratulations. Lovely to see people so happy about their life :) Most people I know (including me ;) are always complaining).

  • Tom Young

    My 2012 was a year filled with changing relationships and huge personal growth. I wanted to grow my business and the two people I had running the operation did not want to go in the direction I wanted to go, so I told them to leave the company. I had two more people later on the year do the same thing, they did not want to get with the new program and I told them to leave the company. Now all the people I have left are committed to the new plan for growth and opportunity. I also had a girlfriend who I truly loved and still do, however, we were and are not good for each other. With much pain and grief and still comes and goes, I also decided that I had to again change yet another relationship and again affecting my emotional life greatly. And still does, but I know we will both be happier people sometime in the future. I still cherish this person and I pray for her every day. And there is one more, my CPA of some 16 years, I also terminated this relationship because she was not property thinking and always grumpy. I am on a new path. There was and still is pain associated with the changes but the pain would have been worse had I stayed the course. I am ready for 2012 to be behind me and looking forward to a happier 2013 for everyone in my circle and influence. :rolleyes:

    • Bob

      Hi Tom,

      I’m not sure whether it applies to you here or not, but I’ve an interesting concept for you I’ve heard “instead of firing people out of the business fire them into the business”. What that means quite simply is find ways of inspiring and motivating them.

      • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

        Hey Bob! That’s such an inspiring idea. Thanks so much for sharing it! :D

    • Craigo

      Well done Tom, i thinks its very hard to let relationships go, especially close or long term ones. But i agree with you that sometimes its for the best. Especially if it’s your business. I guess you really need your people to be reading off the same page as you. That’s just my view anyway!

      Saying that though, I do believe that if you can REALLY get an employee to change their thinking to more along your way, then they can end up being your strongest supporters for life! Plus its better to have staff who will give their honest opinion on something. Better than YES MEN who just agree with everything and never offer new ideas and options. I’m talking myself round here!!

      Best wishes for 2013

  • VickiB

    2012 has been a challenging year.

    The big things that stand out: My husband was in the hospital four times; he almost died in November, and spent months in a wheelchair. Our son had nearly continuous symptoms of psychosis – and his wife left him and he returned home and his birth mother began to phone us when she was worried about him and then she began to phone because she apparently has no other friends.

    We were able to travel some – to London in July, to Chicago in September. I continue to have work I love and to do it well. I had helpful people this year that made a big difference in how I coped, and I am sooo grateful for them.

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      My heart goes out to you. I hope your husband is recovering well. :(

  • Bob

    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve learnt more in the last 12 months that I have probably in the rest of my life.

    Human relations, I have recently come to the conclusion thanks to Celes, that it is better to nurture relationships over a period of time and think of them as longterm lifetime experiences. Not only that, when I speak I try to contribute something that is worthy that adds value, building up a person or situation rather than the opposite.

    My beliefs, are therefore my actions have lead me to where I am today. I have realised that they are quite restrictive and don’t help me at all in some areas of my life. I’ve been far to casual and not thought of the consequences of my actions over a period of time. I’m slowly correcting this by observing them on a daily basis.

    Emotional maturity – age and maturity do not necessarily match. I have been following a way of behaving that comes from how I’ve been brought up. ie not to think or question just be a zombie or sleepwalker.

    Active learner – by participating regularly in PE, I have not only increased my knowledge but gained useful insights on how others perceive ideas and concepts, especially Celes, thank you. I am now working on how to become as Active Learner as possible, I was really inspired by Celes’s article on “How To Increase Your Learning Multifold with This Simple “Hack” and the CONE OF LEARNING.

    From PE quotes – Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. – I love this quote, I am making it become part of me. There are plenty of gems in the quote section which I like to refer to often and each time I pick up a new perspective and a deeper insight.

    These are just a few of the things I’ve summarised so far. Thank you Celes for being such a wonderful inspiration and having such an incredible website!

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Bob, you are such a wonderful angel. You have been such an incredible pillar of support for me and the PE community and I’m really grateful for your presence and also your great hospitality when I was in Cambridge / London. Thanks for bringing the family along to both PE meetups in London – I still hold the London mug very dearly in my heart!! This has been such an incredible year for myself in part due to your existence and the others’ readers’ presence, so I really want to thank all of you for all that you’ve done, being there/here with me and all!

      • Bob

        You are welcome Celes,

        It was a pleasure to meet you.Thank you so much for being you Celes, with your deep insights, your love and your support.

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Sounds like a year of great insights and growth, I had one of those last year and it’s really amazing what a difference those insights can make. Thank you for your inspiring comment :)

  • Ben

    Pretty great actually. Left a workplace I wasn’t enjoying, find myself having more time to think about the future and have bought a big whiteboard to plan my short, medium and long term goals!

    I have had some brilliant years in my life and whilst this wasn’t the greatest (neither was it one of the worst), it has helped me plan for future great ones! :)

  • Ken

    For my 2012, it’s probably the most hardest decision making year of my life. This year I got a divorce from my wife, something I should have done a long time ago. Actually looking back at everything that has happened in the 20+ years we were together or the 9 years we were married, there were signs every few months that this was not a health relationship.

    Unfortunately it took all this time to figure it out, but to be honest, I don’t think I would change it. Yes there are regrets, but things happen for a reason and I don’t want it to change how I became who I am today.

    There are experiences that I have gone through. People I have met that I might not have, and I don’t what to even think about my life without some of the people I have met.

    I am learning to let my past go, enjoying the good times I did have with my ex-wife, but those things will remain a memory. I am looking forward to making new memories from now on. Knowing what I have learned the the past is the best knowledge I can use to shape my future, to reach my goals in life.

    Eventually the end will come. I’m not a reglious person, but who knows that happens when that time comes. But I have to live the life I want to live now, enjoy every minute of it, because right now, the way things are, I can’t think of anywhere else I want to be. Heaven, or the path to enlightenment, etc just doesn’t seem to be as good as the life I live right now.

  • Vulcan

    Interesting, to say the least. This year has probably one of the most amazing, and developmental, years of my life, and will probably continue to be.

    First of all, I found a relationship I truly feel I belong in. I can connect to her, understand her, and have begun to feel like we’re connected by blood. It’s an amazing feeling, and has actually led me to be modest because I want everybody else to be allowed to experience such an amazing thing as love, even if it isn’t necessary to be happy.

    Secondly, just recently I discovered my purpose. For years I have been debating what to do with my life, and now I think I’ve finally discovered it. I want, truly desire, to help heal as many people as possible. I’ve always felt at ease when I knew someone was safe, and found joy in helping someone at a physical loss. Now, I know it’s more than just something about me.

    Lastly, finally I realized that life isn’t all about physical desires, or how smart you are, or what people think about you. I learned that life is about being you, doing what you’re made to do, and enjoying it the entire time. I learned all these things thanks to my friends, family, and this site.

    Overall, 2012 is already my favorite year yet, and hopefully these next few days will continue that thought.

    • Vasundhara

      Its really great that you found your love and as well as purpose of our life in the same year. Thats something good and great :) Keep up the good work and Rock on and All the best for the coming New Year 2013. :D

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Congratulations on finding true love :) I’ve been in a fantastic relationship for just over two years now and it really is wonderful to have someone you connect to so well. My boyfriend has been a pillar of strength through difficult times and I love him beyond all else.

      It’s so wonderful to hear about people who are truly happy together, there are so many disfuncional relationships around me :( Nice to hear of someone who’s struck gold :)

  • Amy

    The year 2012 has been a year full of happiness, growth and faith. These last couple of months have been full of rain. I am a type 1 diabetic and got hit with a random staph infection in my foot on September 20th. It then moved to my arm and then my hand! Each one had to be cut open and left as an open wound until they each healed on their own. They are all closed now, but that just happened last week! I spent a week in the hospital with my foot and arm, then home for a week, then back to work for a week, then the next week was in the hospital for another week because of the foot! I was gone so much from work that it was best for me to leave my job that I loved so much. Then in November I was driving down my neighborhood street and another driver skipped her yield sign and ran right into me. My car had to be totaled and I cannot afford monthly payments on another one, so I am getting it fixed. I have gone through a few moments of sadness and feeling sorry for myself, but through all of this I have learned to do my best to remain positive. Even when I was in my darkest times (which I am still sometimes experiencing as I am still in the midst of all this) and have laughed at the notion of a rain cloud over my life, since I think it feels more like a torrential downpour, I have done my best and tried my hardest to ALWAYS find the positive. It’s not just a saying. There is ALWAYS something positive. The torrential downpour is slowly becoming a light rain with a rainbow in the horizon. :)

    • Almond

      I hope you can get back to your job, or a better one, soon now that you are healed! Your positiveness is inspiring.

      • Amy

        Thank you! I am actually starting my own business. :) And, I learned a few years ago about the positive / negative ratio. ;) I only just began implementing it this year. :)

    • Helen

      Incredible how positive you are. Thank you for sharing about your year and know that next year can only get better when you have such a wonderful mindset :)

      • Amy

        Right back at you, Helen! :D

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Have you seen “Forks over Knives”? It’s quite an interesting documentary based in part on the China Studies by Campbell. There was a (I think Type II) diabetic who was able to reverse the effects of his illness and get off his medication through a vegan diet.

      I’ve struggled with what “healthy nutrition” is for the past few years and have come to the conclusion that no one has all the answers and for now have settled for “everything in moderation”. However, if you have a serious condition, maybe it would be worth checking the movie out? Don’t know if it’d work the same way for Type I, but maybe it’s worth a try?

      It’s an interesting documentary, whether you decide to follow the advice or not.

      • Amy

        I may watch that. Thanks! While at the beginning stages of Type 2 Diabetes, it is sometimes possible to reverse it through weight loss, diet and exercise. However, Type 1 Diabetes is actually a completely different disease and there is no reversing it at all…unless you get a new pancreas. If you are interested in reading about the differences, here is a link to a good article on it.

        http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/21/whats-difference-between-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes/

        The easiest way I have found to explain it is this:

        Type 2 Diabetes — Pancreas makes insulin, but the transmitters just watch it flow by and do not react to it. They are snobby to the insulin.

        Type 1 Diabetes — Pancreas is altogether snobby. ha ha It doesn’t like to work either. It just sits there really, lazily putting out insulin until finally it just says, Forget this! I’m retiring! And hence, quits producing insulin completely.

        But, you know, it could always be worse! I have had it for nearly 22 years and until these staph infections, have had no complications. :)

        • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

          Yeah, I’m afraid I have no clue how the diseases are different. Thanks for the link, maybe I can clear up my ignorance on that topic. :)

          Anyway, the movie is an interesting watch, whatever :) Just wondered if it might be of any value :)

          • Amy

            My Dad is a Type 2. But, I enjoy documentaries, anyway. :) Thanks again!

  • Almond

    My 2012 has been… strange. In some areas I feel that I’ve made tremendous progress, but in other areas, I’ve searched for ways to stretch myself and always come up short. I never believed that there were things I couldn’t change with effort, but the effort of trying to change those areas of my life made me more anxious, non-self-satisfied, and lacking in confidence than it improved them.

    Biggest improvements: 1. I’ve been able to take more pleasure in others’ accomplishments and the beauty of nature, worrying less about myself. I’ve been able to adopt Celes’s “oneness perspective” more. 2. I’ve made progress on projects outside of work that I was just too exhausted to work on previously. 3. I’ve overcome some personal fears and attachments.

    Biggest worries: Should I focus on my strengths and make the most of opportunities I have, or should I forfeit the opportunities I’ve worked for (by moving, changing jobs, etc.) so I have a chance to improve my life in areas where I’m dissatisfied?

  • Rachel

    2012 was a pretty good year for me. For one, I got the best report card I ever had in ten years. I also discovered the food revolution, recieved an iPad and an iphone, dated a really cute and sweet guy, and went to a No Doubt concert, as well as my 1st prom. On the other hand, my cat died, I lost my MacBook, I didn’t do well in my ap history class, and ended my relationship with said boyfriend. But all in all, it was a good year. :)

  • Helen

    How has 2012 been?

    Hmmm well. In many ways 2012 has been the most important year of my life, but it has also been very, very painful. For at least the first half of the year I was sleepwalking through life – these last few months have been incredible and insightful for personal growth.

    At the start of this year I was also several months into a relationship with the man I’ve loved the most in my whole life. Our relationship was undoubtedly (looking back) turbulent and unhealthy from the start, but became steadily worse between January and December 2012, when we finally parted ways.

    I was horribly bullied in primary school, but I think I cried and felt worse about myself this year than all my primary years put together. My ex was often cruel, controlling and emotionally abusive and we would break up and get back together almost every week for almost a whole year – no, I’m not exaggerating.

    But the thing is, I grew so so much as a person. I have matured and learned more this year than in my whole life. I don’t think my ex is a bad person, in fact I think he is a really wonderful person with a lot of issues and a horrible past to process. And I will always feel grateful for his starting my path of personal growth. His methods were bad, but I know the future will be good because of what I went through.

    This year I learned and was taught to be 100% responsible for myself, my attitudes, my actions and all aspects of my life (relationships, career, studies, finances etc). I began to properly think about who I am and what I want and who I want to be. I learned how to love someone fully with everything I have, but also what is not acceptable in relationships and what I would never tolerate in the future. I found inner strength and became empowered by myself and what I’m capable of. I got another year of teaching experience and became more aware of what exactly I loved about my job. I learned to put myself honestly on the line and experience the kindness and openness I got back. I made mistakes and learned from them. I learned more about the kind of people I want to be friends with, and those who I may well end up drifting away from. I started cultivating good habits and chipping away at bad ones. I learned to be kinder and less selfish. I learned to feel attractive and comfortable in my own skin.

    I’m indescribably grateful to Celes. I can’t even put it into words. While my ex’s words and behaviour kicked me into action, it was this blog that gave me so many ideas, encouragement and hope for the future and also enabled me to find myself. Steve Pavlina’s blog is also excellent, but Celes’s writing seems much more accessable and down-to-earth. She is like an angelic friend who puts her arm around your shoulder and encourages you to keep moving forward – thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    So, to clarify, this year has been horrible, painful, difficult and heartbreaking. There have been days when I’ve felt so depressed that I’ve thought about ending it all. However, this year has definitely been significant in terms of growth and change. It is a year I’ll never forget and never regret. Especially as I know 2013 will be so much better! :)

    • Amy

      Good for you, Helen! Your story is amazing!! :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      I’m indescribably grateful to Celes. I can’t even put it into words. While my ex’s words and behaviour kicked me into action, it was this blog that gave me so many ideas, encouragement and hope for the future and also enabled me to find myself. Steve Pavlina’s blog is also excellent, but Celes’s writing seems much more accessable and down-to-earth. She is like an angelic friend who puts her arm around your shoulder and encourages you to keep moving forward – thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      Helen, you are such a beautiful soul. Thank you for your kind words; you don’t know how touching they are to me. *Walks over to hug you from the side* :hug:

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Wow. What an inspiring comment. You sound like an amazingly strong person to me.
      I was stuck in an unhealthy relationship for 2 1/2 years, and felt it nearly destroyed me, but overall I think I came out of it a stronger person. Overall I became a lot clearer on what I did and didn’t want and what I was able and willing to tolerate.

      Sounds like something similar happened to you. :)

      Congratulations of setting yourself free and growing so much as a person.
      You sound like a wonderful person and you deserve to be happy. Your words are so inspiring and I’m so impressed you’ve managed to embrace responsibility for your own life so much, something I still struggle with on a day to day basis.

    • JadePenguin

      Horrible childhood experiences do tend to cause much pain later on as well. But – once the worst is over, it only gets better :) Thank you for sharing your story, many hugs to you and may your growth journey bring you much joy! :hug:

    • Helen

      Thank you all of you for your kind words and support :). I feel truly blessed to have found and become part of such a wonderful community :) :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: (one hug for each of you ;))

      Big love :D

  • Beth

    Fantastic in many ways.

    In terms of physical challenges: I completed a half ironman in May, something I thought I could never do, and enjoyed the training and development so much I did another one in September and beat my time by a huge margin. I ran a great half marathon and 10k and have seen a lot of improvements generally in my running. I have also learnt a LOT about nutrition this year, and although still experimenting with different diets I lost 10 kilos and feel a lot better in myself and my body.

    Mental challenges: Still working on this. I did some meditation and yoga and started to appreciate the importance of gratitude. I worked hard and have gained a good reputation at work, but let things slip a little towards the end of the year, but I have learnt from the experience. I want to do some serious further study, and have started investigating, but need to lay more groundwork for this to happen.

    I’ve maintained and built on my great relationship with my partner, and as I’ve grown and developed he has too, and he continues to impress me with his can do, no nonsense attitude and how well he’s adapted to my changes and taken some new ideas on board. I spent some time organising our wedding and laying the groundwork for starting a family which is very exciting.

    I also spent some wonderful time with my mum when home and on holiday. This was a really special holiday, and I’m looking forward to finishing the year where I started, at home.

    I’ve met some really positive people who I train with regularly and I’m proud to call my friends. I’ve helped some other friends be more positive too. I had some great experiences with my partner and built lots of good memories. I realised that I really enjoy my job and have some great colleagues there I can learn a lot from.

    I think this is the happiest I’ve ever been – I’m very fortunate and fate has been shining on me :)

    • Helen

      It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic year Beth and it will only improve in 2013 :)

      • Beth

        Thank you – I hope so :)

    • http://www.ffufi.net/mindflight Ffion

      Wow, congratulations on such a fantastic year D: I’m bloody impressed with your half-ironman. That’s awesome :D Sounds like you’re on a roll girl, keep up the fantastic work!

      • Beth

        Thanks for your kind comments :)

  • Marion

    How has my year been? Full of changes to me personally. Have been working on my emotional problems. Immediate family(other than my hubby) are finding it hard to cope with the new me but they will just have to get used to it. I am not going back, only heading forward.

  • Kenya

    2012 was a year of challenge, laughs, some crying and learning about myself. I’m the type of person that enjoys being single and my solitude. During 2012, I often wanted to connect with people and wasn’t able to. I had lots of high moments: my youngest sister had her first child, went to the Essence Music Festival for the first time. I caught some good movies over the year. I fell in love with Anastasia and Christian. I’ve lived through financial difficulty and managed to hold unto my stuff. I examined my self-talk; decision making process and management of money. I went with my daughter to vote for her first time. Caught some great baseball and football games. I learned to let go of some childhood dreams and pick up some adult goals. I’m working with my daughter as she applies for colleges and navigate her senior year of high school. My 2012 showed me that I am stronger than I thought. It showed me that I could still encourage others while I face adversity. In some cases, I learned to encourage myself.

  • Deanna

    Amazing! I started the New Year with applying for and getting a new job, which is truly what I love doing! Then I saw my daughter achieve her dream of getting into Vet school, graduate and get married. My son got engaged to lovely girl and graduated from Army basic training. I feel closer to my husband of 16 years then I have in a
    long time. I have firmly established some very important friendships that mean the world to me. I feel incredibly blessed! It seems life just gets better and better!

    • http://vejauan.com Sherea VeJauan

      The first week of 2012 came with an abrupt intrusion. I found myself like the wheat and the tare. I was doing goal workshops while in the process of moving . I started a new business helping people to accomplish their goals and dreams while simultaneously packing up my own vision boards on a U-Haul truck. We moved from 2200 sq feet to 900 sq ft to 300 sq ft -along with 2 storage bins. I just finished writing a full post on it at http://ow.ly/gcFwy

  • https://www.facebook.com/Torias.Crazy.Life Victoria Harrah

    2012 brought me 3 wonderful additions to my life. Everything and Anything I could ask for. Jay, Alyssa, & Jaxson. Taylor is an A+ honor roll student and is doing outstanding in her gifted programs. She’s also an Orange Belt as of this Friday! I’ve met new friends and learned so much about what I’m all about with the help of Jay. 2012 has been nothing but absolutely good to me! :heart: :heart: :heart:

  • ST

    A mixed bag….. lots of highs and many really low points. I suppose that would be a very average response. But my step up this year has been to keep a distinction between my personal and professional lives. Highs in personal life have given me the strength to go through the lows in professional and vice versa. I see my personal growth in being able to concentrate more on highs than lows.

  • Hema

    Hi Celes,

    2012 was good for me, had many exposures in both personal and professional life…had many self-realization…am able to achieve few of my goals such as weight loss and improved on the way I carried myself to others etc.,

    And most memorable which I cannot forget is my trip to Paris and Switzerland…really awesome days in my life…had real good fun and enjoyed my days with my hubby…but still few in the list is not achieved due to my less attention and no proper vision and correct action plans. So planning for better 2013 with good step by step strategies and vision board :angel: to achieve my goals of 2013.

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