Dear 2013,

I’m sorry I put so much pressure on you to be awesome. I kinda built you up to be something ah-may-zing.

Annnnnd, well, let’s be honest. The amazingness hasn’t really bowled me over. Don’t get me wrong: all sorts of awesome shiz has happened this year (including, but not limited to White House Down), but, well, the THING that I was so sure you were bringing to the table… it just ain’t turnin’ up.

We’re both to blame, really, cause I haven’t lived up to my end of the bargain, either. I had so many Big Plans that turned out to be too much. I’ve been trying to fix All The Things that turn out to need much more work than even I anticipated. I’ve been trying to break new ground on crazy ideas that could change my world. But I am swamped by to-do lists full of to-do lists, by over-analysing, by giving into fear, by being plain lazy. By words that don’t even exist in the English language. Thank Jeebus for learning Brasilian Portuguese and having a word that will be as close as I can get.

That said, we still have two more months up our sleeve before 2014 comes a’knockin’. Two months to focus on that finishing line and karate-chopping into next year. Kicking ass and taking names.

Consider this y/our wake up call.


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11 thoughts on “An apology to 2013

  1. Go get ’em tiger! It ain’t over until it’s over. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. All you need is one good day. Etc etc etc. All the motivating things. Love you. Go be awesome. x

    Posted on 21 October 2013 at 8:32 pm
    1. Love you tooooooo. You’re amazing m’dear xo

      Posted on 22 October 2013 at 6:50 pm
      1. Thanks lovely. I thought of another one… What’s done and what isn’t is what’s done and what isn’t. That’s all. ;)

        Posted on 23 October 2013 at 8:17 pm
  2. A “year” is just a set of arbitrary markers along the path of life. Choose to ignore them. Do stuff when the fancy takes you & bum to everyone else!

    Posted on 21 October 2013 at 9:11 pm
    1. hehe, BUM!
      Thanks Kay x

      Posted on 22 October 2013 at 6:50 pm
  3. It’s all chapters in a big book. This chapter may have not gone to plan, but you’ve got plenty more to come.

    Miss your guts. xo

    Posted on 21 October 2013 at 10:32 pm
    1. MOAR CHAPTERS IN HOBART!?!??!?! Must write those
      Miss you more than Malteaster Bunnies xo

      Posted on 22 October 2013 at 6:51 pm
      1. MORE than the bunnies!!!? That’s a lot. ;)

        Posted on 23 October 2013 at 8:16 pm
  4. I look at this is way if you learned something then it was good. Learning about yourself does count.

    Posted on 22 October 2013 at 1:16 am
    1. Love that perspective – thank you!

      Posted on 22 October 2013 at 6:49 pm
  5. I’m with what they said and if all else fails, ‘rah’ ahem ‘roar’ like a tiger x

    Posted on 22 October 2013 at 1:44 am