As a Wife, I learned to communicate! It does not work to keep things in or ignore issues and expect them to go away on their own. Not current issues and most definitely, not your past issues!
As a Mom, I learned that if you give your kids just a few moments before starting any project that it will pacify them.
As a co-worker, I learned to ....um.....well, have a drink at night so I can relax in order to not show up and want to strangle someone the next day. I hate drama and my work is drama!
As a Blogger, writing is my release (especially from the above comment about work!). I learned to join communities, make friends with other's online and the value of give some, and get some in regards to attention to your posts.
As a Human, be a friend! Recognize when other's have heavy issues and be there in any way you can. At a time in my life, I had turned all my friends away and it left me alone in a very dark time. I never wish for anyone to feel they have to go through any situation alone even when they think they are capable. I know better and never want to see someone make my mistake. Hopefully I appear as good a friend to other's as I really want to be!
Statistically: I keep in mind what I recently read that 1 in 5 women are in an abusive relationship, even more shocking-1 in 7 men are also! Don't judge before you know someone's real troubles! I've been a 1 before in a prior relationship and am now a 0. Those 1 in 5 need a quiet friend, so be theirs!
Quote: I heard this year and love most, the above quote! "You Don't Drown By Falling In The Water, You Drown By Staying There"
2013 is going to be a year of new things. I want to change in my career-I am worth more than my position and am going for big or make a decision to not do at all. I will be sending my Baby off to Kindergarten. I have learned to be a better and more open Wife and will embrace that. Most important, even if no one else understands why I do what I do or why I am who I am, I will keep on doing what I want, when I want and how I want. I do for my family and I have been doing more for me and want to do more for others. Last, I will write...it is my release and it keeps me positive.