So much happened in these last 365 days. I graduated high school. I finished my first semester of college. Whitko's Class of 2013 lost a classmate and a friend. My family lost 4 pets. I made a couple decisions that, if given the chance, I'd give absolutely anything to go back and do differently. I've lost a few friends, and gained a few more.
But that's ok.
That's what we're here for.
Each and every day is a chance to make mistakes and turn around and learn from them, so that one day we may not make as many. 2013 taught me a lot about who I am and who I want to be some day. I learned that my friends mean so much more to me than I ever could have imagined. I learned so much about loss and heartbreak and pain, but I also learned a whole lot more about friendship and love and moving on to bigger and better things, and that wonderful feeling of having someone there for you when you need it, and being able to turn around and return the favor. I learned that the world around us and the lives we live are constantly changing; and the ones who are successful aren't the ones who stop it from changing- they're the ones who change with it the most. Here's to 2013, it was one hell of a ride, but it was one I'm thankful I had the chance to experience.