Last year I was preparing for a trip to Scotland around this time. I visited my cousin and her boys there for the first time and I fell in love with the country all over again. It had been 7 years since my last visit to the Highlands.
Just a year has passed. Just a year. I have to keep reminding myself that a year is not that long, actually, because it feels like so much has changed in the course of that year.
2012 has been full of changes, transitions, separations. I can't remember any other year being filed with so much speed and standstill at the same time. It's a strange feeling. I still have to decide if it's good or bad.
The one thing I do know is that 2013 will be different. I will be different. And I am determined to call it a development, a transition, a growth spurt.
Let's just hope my clothes will still fit for a while longer.