December 22, 2013
In my mind, it is still summer. I think when you endure as much change—and so frequently—as I experienced this year, the days and months seem to poof into an abyss and then all of a sudden the smell of noble firs is overwhelming and you’re poking lady apples and rosehips into a festive holiday arrangement for a client’s dinner table.
Don’t get me wrong, compared to most I should be jumping for joy about how great of a year this was. I am ending this year with a solid job, a few new people who warm my heart in many ways, good health (though I need to start weening off of the cookies…but tra-la-la), and a better sense of who I am, what I need, and how to better handle roller-coaster years.
Sometimes your little world needs to make a complete 180 to remember that things are ever-changing, and to appreciate the moments where time and space, too, poof into the abyss and you’re simply left with your breath, heartbeat, and pure joy. These are the moments that make life invaluable.
On to the next adventure—as it is truly an adventure.