Taking advantage of opportunities. Taking risks. Taking a step back. Taking my career on a whirlwind. Taking the hands of loved ones. Taking full control over my happiness.
2014 was a year for taking.
Yes, I gave. I gave my time. I gave hope. I gave expertise. I gave love. I gave advice. I gave my best. Giving is naturally a part of who I am. But as I closed the chapter of 2014, I have been focusing on what I took from my journey around the sun and I am using it as momentum for 2015. It is shaping up to be just as unpredictable and candid as 2014.
Every month in 2014 brought new challenges, new people, craziness and everything I needed in the present moment. There were a crazy amount of kickass moments where I had to pinch myself, but equally I had those shitty moments where I was left wondering why the eff things were sucking so bad. If someone would have told me in January what my life would have been like in December, or explained the revelations I would have or the accomplishments & failures I would encounter throughout the year, I would have laughed my ass off.
But, being open to the uncertainties is what makes life fun. And that is exactly what I did. I let the uncertainty fuel me. It kept me guessing, kept me motivated, kept me courageous and kept me honest. Some months were more adventurous, some more challenging and some went by in a flash. However, I can confidently say that I grew and positively evolved from every single month.
2014 best year ever? It's definitely up there.