2011 has proven to be the most difficult year of my life, and while things didn't come up all roses, I do count my blessings at what I have overcome and how much I have grown. It also makes me grateful for each day, and each day that gets a little better and I get a little stronger. As one of my favourite quotes goes, 'Where there is no struggle, there is no strength'.
I am looking forward to continuing to put one foot in front of the other for this new year, growing and always striving to be the best version of myself.
Cheers and happy new year!
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