Sunday, December 31, 2017

Farewell 2017!

It's been a tough year in many ways, which is why I let blogging fall by the wayside. I've been struggling with my health (again...still...) and I lost someone very dear to me, which broke my heart. I just felt I didn't have much to say that was useful and maybe that's a good thing. Sometimes it's better to just embrace the quiet. Introspection can be good self-care.

The last hours of 2017 are winding down. I'm off to dinner with my love to celebrate the 28th anniversary of our first date. I am grateful for whatever impulse grabbed me 28 years ago when I was home sick with a bad cold to say yes when he asked if I'd like to go with him to a hockey game which was starting in less than an hour. I took 5 minutes to throw some warm clothes on (I'd answered the door in my PJ's) and drag a brush through my hair and somehow we managed to make it in time. Four months later, we were engaged and six months after that, we were married. Our life together has never been boring and while life has had it's ups and downs, we have been happily rock solid through it all. This seems worthy of celebrating. We're headed to our favourite Chinese place.

I am still waiting for a word to pop into my head for 2018, but I've had a concept floating around in the back of my mind. I just have to figure out how I want to express it. I'll have to chew on it some more. I know I will figure it out.

January is shaping up to be a busy month. I just sat down to get everything on the calendar today and it's clear I'm going to hit the ground running. Tomorrow will be one last day of savouring the holidays though, before I need to dive in. We've planned a quiet day of home relaxing and that suits me just fine.

So..if you are reading this, thanks for popping by. My intention is to resume blogging in 2018. I wish you Bonne Annee! Happy New Year! wherever you are in the world. My hope is that 2018 is a kinder, gentler year for us all. May it be so.


Unknown said...

So happy to know that Self Care is tops on your list. Got to put that oxygen over our own nose and mouth first, before we can go out and rescue the world, right? All power and focus to you for 2018.

Seth said...

Welcome to 2018. Sending wishes to you for a happy and HEALTHY new year!!