2.1.13

Mission Status: Failure

2012 is over, the world didn't end, and I didn't get a legit missed connection. I did get a few from people I know and a couple from strangers who hadn't seen me in public but had stumbled upon my blog and threw me a bone.You could classify my mission as a failure but I don't see it that way, starting this blog changed the course of my life forever.

First off this blog has given me the confidence to switch careers. I am well on my way to starting a career in broadcasting, which has been a lifelong dream. I've also realized how lucky I am to have my nursing career, it turns out I don't hate being a nurse. I have gained life experiences that I wouldn't trade for anything and a group of nurses who are more like family than coworkers. I couldn't ask for a better support system.

In the past 12 months I've met so many amazing people that I wouldn't have had the chance to meet if not for my blog and twitter. I was adopted by two mentors who have given me so many opportunities in the radio world. I met people this year that almost instantly became some of my best friends. I went back to school and met some of the strangest people ever and I can't imagine what life would be like without them. The people that have been in my life before this year have been so encouraging. I am a very lucky girl.

I actually got out of my comfort zone and interacted with men. I learned that in some cases my fear of men and dating is completely justified, there are a lot of jerks out there and I seem to be good at finding them. I also realized that there are a lot of really great guys out there too, I was lucky enough to meet and even go on dates with a few of them. Dating isn't as scary as I thought it was. I think I need to stop watching 48 Hours Mysteries because the boyfriend is always the murderer, not a healthy message for a neurotic single girl.

The year wasn't all good. I had my heart absolutely crushed a couple of times. Once by the cruel words of a bunch of anonymous internet trolls. Some of the insults were so creative I had to google the definitions, so not only did I feel insulted, but I felt like my vocabulary needed work. I have always had a fear of allowing people to read my writing so the negative things they wrote really hurt. I developed a thicker skin and learned how to cope with criticism. My heart was also broken in the traditional sense which I guess is a risk you take when trying to date. I learned a lot about myself in that situation too. I have some regrets but I'm glad I took a chance.

What does 2013 have in store for me? Well, I haven't decided if I am going to continue my quest for a missed connection but I have decided to get into stand-up comedy. My New Years resolution is to do an open mic night at a comedy club. This blog might not have the same content as last year but it will still be updated. I won't stop writing, not ever.

Thank-you all for supporting me though my crazy journey and shenanigans!
-Miss Connection