Reflection: 2013 – The Year That Was


We are on the eve of a new year, as we get prepared to say goodbye to 2013 and say hello to 2014. Let’s pause and look back at the year that was the very difficult 2013. As they say, the number thirteen is not a lucky number, and the year was not a lucky one either. It has been one of the most challenging years of my life. It was filled with many lows and very few highs, but thank God, I lived through it. I came out a stronger, more grounded, experienced woman. Things I experienced in 2013, I have never experienced before; it took a toll, and at the time I was heartbroken, depressed, at the time I so wished it wasn’t happening, but they say your experiences and your struggles make you the person you are, whether stronger or weaker. I can say that I am a better person for having gone through what I did in 2013.

The year that was, was a difficult one for many. Some people lost loved ones, many suffered, many experienced and lived through natural disasters, many, like me, lived through a poor economy. Many significant and life-changing people said their goodbyes to us, Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Lee Thompson Young, Margaret Thatcher, three young students of the Holmwood Technical High School and Lou Myers among many others… death is certain for everyone, but saying goodbye to someone you love and have known all your life is difficult, to those who passed on, may your souls rest in peace… 2013 is a year I hope will never be replicated.

2013 was a year where some, (however few) good things happened, unemployment rate has gone down by a 1% in my country (small but at least it’s going down), Usain Bolt kept his 100 and 200 meter title at the World Championships, Beyonce released her long awaited Album entitled “Beyonce”,…. Wow, that is it, I can’t think of any other… not a lot of good things happened in 2013, from my vantage point at least…

The New Year is upon us. I so hope and pray that it is a good year filled with love, milestones reached, fewer people dying and an improvement in the lives of many, both spiritually and economically. The number fourteen is a significant number, biblically, it signifies a lot including the figure of the Christ immolated the fourteenth day of the moon, the children of Israel had command to celebrate the Passover, passing through the Red Sea and The fourteen generations of Abraham to David, the deportation of Babylon to the Christ, among many others. The number fourteen symbolizes goodness and charity.

From a numerological perspective, 2014 should be a good year… fingers crossed that it actually turns out to be good.

I have my resolution ready; I have my mind ready to accept even greater things and I am ready to take on the challenges of the New Year. Are you ready? Are you ready to make 2014 better than 2013? Are you ready for 2014?….whether or not you are ready, it is coming,.. So, brace yourselves and see you in 2014!

  God Speed 🙂

2 responses to “Reflection: 2013 – The Year That Was”

  1. First off I must say that you have a very lovely blog! And I happened to stumble across it by looking up a Jamaican slang word “medz”. To the point though, I am a fellow born Jamaican as well and its good that you set up quite a lovely blog and you write very well. 2013 was a tough year for many and 2014 is here and its filled with blessings. By God’s grace persons will continue to make an effort, try their best to be positive, keep their chin up and move forward. Life is hard but no matter what we have to fight life. Hope you are well & God bless. -Olivia


    • Thank you so much! I try very hard to put out quality content every time, its an icing on the cake to know that someone likes and appreciate my hard work. I look forward to your future comments…Ikr,…we have no choice but to keep our chin up and fight the good fight.


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