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2013: A Year of Rebuilding

Yet as pleased as I am to be in good company with this famous landmark, I know that I am in a better position than it. Why? Because monuments do not change. The Washington Monument may appear brighter in the future with the scaffolding no longer stealing its shine. It may even be able to withstand worse earthquakes in the future. However, it has nothing new to which it can aspire.

When construction is complete, the monument will be restored to its former glory, but it will never become any taller or more splendid than it has always been. It is world-renowned because it remains the same.

People, however, can become more beautiful, spectacular, and wise versions of themselves. Our reconstruction may not be as noticeable to the general public, but it has more remarkable results.

I look forward to 2014. Like with the monument, it took me a while to realize how far I have come. Who knew that each day, glancing at the monument as I entered and exited the office, while the days seemed to run together into nothingness, I was making progress. Reflecting now, I realize that my reconstruction is complete. And because of the time God and I spent restoring me in 2013, the possibilities for 2014 are endless.

Whether you have also experienced a year of rebuilding, or find yourself entering such a season, trust the process. Remember that the shaking of the Earth is natural, and that certain things in your life could not help but to fall apart as a result. However, if we will use those experiences as an opportunity to rebuild, using stronger reinforcements this time around, we will emerge better than ever.

Cheers to the New Year! Best wishes for a better you.

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SheryLeigh is a woman who loves God, words, and people. She is currently living and loving as an author, blogger, poet, and spoken word artist in the Washington, D.C., area. A communicator by education and trade, SheryLeigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University.