To briefly recap my life's happenings, after my trip to Barbados in August, I had the most horrendous breakup (another understatement) which I'm now genuinely thankful for (sidenote - that story is so legitimately effed up that I could write a book about it), I've made great strides in work, I lost a childhood friend, I've lost weight (only to gain back a few pounds at Christmas), ran a couple 5ks and have started dating again. Yep in 4 months I've taken the biggest roller coaster ride of life, up and down and round and round - but I've come out alive and I did learn a lot about myself and about, well, life.
Yeah I know that's easier said that done - I know this because I've had to force a positive attitude through lots of the BS of this past year. It's doable though. And if you need help to do it, seek it. No shame in getting the help of friends, loved ones, heck a therapist, whoever. Just get your mind in the positive place it should be and that roller coaster ride might actually be enjoyable.
At least for me, it was. I'm now quite enjoying the ride that is life.