Today makes 12 full years as a North Carolina Resident, tomorrow will be the start of year 13 for me. My first official day as a North Carolina resident was January 1st, 2001. I have never lived in one state this long before. Colorado was my second longest at 8 years so this is somewhat significant for me. I obviously have moved around in my life and when I was in college I thought I would always move around but I think I have settled. I like it here and want to stay. After 12 full years I still love it here.
So not only is tomorrow the start of a new year for everyone but an anniversary for me and my home state. 2012 treated me pretty well but I hope that lucky 13 will be just that, my lucky year.
2012 taught me a lot and I think the biggest thing I learned was to just enjoy the ride. Life will bring things that are good and some things that aren’t. I am doing better at just going with the flow and doing the best with what happens. I’m ending the year on a happy note and looking forward to having a happy 2013 and enjoying the ride that comes with it.
Cheers to 12 years as a NC resident and seeing what lucky 13 brings!