Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen Keller
I must leave this year admitting to my friends, the internet world, and to whomever crosses path with this blog, that I have been totally, 100%, without a doubt in my mind…selfish this year! I have been ensuring I “did not waste the pretty” as a good friend of mine might have said.
I took every moment and really seized the day. It ended up being an amazing combination of minutes, hours and 365 days that I will never forget! When a friend called, I answered; I was reminded of my love for music and danced ALOT; I spent time with my nieces and spoiled them rotten; when I got an invite to go out, I went; I ate well and enjoyed yoga; I rejuvenated relationships that had strayed a little too far and I created new friendships that added value and fun to my life; I took chances and loved with all of my heart like my parents taught me; I stayed up too late and sometimes drank a little too much; I watched as friends got married and had babies; I took lots of pictures; I enjoyed staying home on Friday nights to make pizza; I heeled my broken heart and realized that when one door closed another would open as long as I faith and could figure out how to trust the process; I had fun and traveled (7 amazing trips to be exact, two of which included bucket list trips); I was regularly reminded that every once in a while I should take some time off from work because life is too short; I read some great books and became a fan of fancy beers; I found the beauty in being single but still prayed for a partner; I rebuilt my dreams and came up with some big ones to replace the old ones; I daydreamed a little too much; I enjoyed the holidays and Thanksgiving day parades; I got a promotion, gave thanks and gave back; and I lived the way I have been dreaming of for a long time. I laughed, cried, prayed and enjoyed every moment along the way!
I’m not 100% sure of what will happen on my path next year but my goodness I’m thankful for this past year and wouldn’t have been the same without it! So as I round out this year, I realize it has big shoes to fill!
2014 I welcome you with open arms and know that whatever is next will be an amazing journey.
Bon Voyage and much love to my family and friends – Cheers to a NEW YEAR and a new chapter!
XO – J
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag