Thank You, 2014!

There are years that define you, years that will forever be etched in your heart. 2013 was one of those years. It was 2013 that changed the course of my life and opened new doors for me.

But 2014 is the year when I finally settled in my new life. I finally felt comfortable with my own skin and my status in life. I learned a lot about who I am, what I want in life, and who I want to be in my life. 

I finally have that sense of balance, which eluded me since 2009. It is 2014 that really defined who Roche is.

When I look back in the last two years, I still can’t believe how far I’ve come. I can still see the old Roche but I also see how much I have grown. I can still remember a lot from my old life but, at the same time, these memories have started to fade.

Now I understand how annulled women don’t remember much of what they’ve gone through. Memories just fade over time.

And so I face 2015 with more joy, more excitement, and more love. The best is yet to come.

Here’s an apt quote for the last two years:

Sometimes the hardest storms to get through are the ones your soul needs most. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. 

But, survive, you did. And one thing is certain: When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about. ~ Haruki Murakami