On the cusp of a New Year

31 Dec

Wow. 2013 went by faster than any other year I can remember! My personal New Year doesn’t start until January 21 (my first narc-free day) but since most of the Western world uses January 1 as the official day, I will too. For now.

A year ago I was still living with the narc, enduring his constant complaints about feeling “under compensated,” enduring his lectures about how I “control” every aspect of our lives, especially the dinner menu, how he’s helpless and can’t contain his emotions but he loves me very, very much. I was done making excuses, fully aware of what a monster he is and counting the days until my escape.

I’m proud to say that 2013 has been my happiest and most productive year as a fully-fledged adult person 🙂 I have learned more, accomplished more, lived more this past year than any that went before.

I have bright hopes for the future and wish all of you a safe, happy and prosperous 2014.

For those of you in toxic relationships, I wish for you the strength to get out – there really is a good life here on the other side. Jump on in, the water’s fine 🙂

For those of you who are recently out of toxic relationships, congratulations! The hard part is over. Really, it is. Go forward with hope and courage and good things will be yours.

Thank you all for following along on my journey back to life and for being so supportive and wise when I thought I was all alone.

Since everyone else is doing it, here’s my annual report, just for fun.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Happy, I totally Rock!


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9 responses to “On the cusp of a New Year

  1. Lynette d'Arty-Cross

    December 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Congratulations and Happy New Year (both of them)!

    • Sofia Leo

      December 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Thank you. May your 2014 be wonderful as well!

  2. Jenny Sheppard

    December 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I am so proud of you making that giant leap and look at you now WOW, 2014 is going to just get better and better for you congrats!! Happy New Year!!

    • Sofia Leo

      December 31, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Thank you, Jenny. May 2014 be as happy for you and yours, too 🙂

  3. JackieP

    December 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Hey I made #3 in comments! haha! It was a great year for you and I’m thankful for that! May this coming year be full of light and love always. 🙂

  4. behindthemaskofabuse

    December 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I’m so happy for you and Happy New Year!

  5. Kim13

    December 31, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This will be the “year of my release” I just know it. I will do it! Thank you for your courage!

    • Sofia Leo

      January 1, 2014 at 6:15 am

      Best of luck to you! Reach out if you need something – there are a lot of us here who might be able to help 🙂

      • Kim13

        January 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

        Thank you Sofia 🙂


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