Whoa, 2019 – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2018 is in the archives. I hope you had moments that made you grin and that you’re able to put the more challenging ones in perspective. As always, I’m working on this!

A few nights ago, I fell asleep early as Gil and the kids were watching the final Lord of the Rings movie. The next day I was up with the sun carving out some calm and working on various writing projects when this post from 2016 popped in my head, Planning Ahead vs. Being Present: Where’s the Balance? 

The 2018 holiday season was the most chill one I’ve had in years. We didn’t do a big trip as a gift like last year and opted to stay home instead, but it was lovely. The only downside is that now I’m really dreading jumping back in to our routine.

But alas, the chapter that was 2018 Holiday Break must close.

I was reflecting a bit on that when I remembered the aforementioned post above. It’s fun to look back. It’s one of the best things about keeping a blog – I see where I’ve been and what’s changed as well as what’s still the same.

I wrote the original post days before Hurricane Matthew blasted through Savannah. Nature has a way of putting us in the present like nothing else.

The noise fades and there’s clarity like never before. The only thing that matters is that those we love are safe. Possessions mean less than they ever have.

I wish all of you the very best in the coming year. Thank you for sticking by and stopping by even when my posts here are infrequent and spotty. Thank you for reading and commenting.

As I read over the comments from this post, I was reminded how putting good and positive energy into the world is so very important – more so than ever as we’re more connected via the Internet. I wrote less in 2018, but I tried to be more present in all my interactions – both in my personal relationships and my virtual ones. Less scrolling and more intentional reading – I try to do this whether I comment, like, or just read.

I’m excited to begin a new year, and I hope to connect with each of you in one way or another soon.

And with that, friends, I wish you all the best in the year ahead. Happy happy 2019!

What are you looking forward to this year?   Tell me in the comments and/or drop a link to your site.


Here’s the link to the 2016 post I referenced above : Planning Ahead vs. Being Present: Where’s the Balance?

4 thoughts on “Whoa, 2019 – Happy New Year!

  1. Awesome! Timing couldn’t have been better. I was emotionally low before reading this post. Made me feel better and given me a new perspective. Especially as you mentioned giving positive energy to the world. Thank you!

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    • I’m so glad it resonated with you. What a lovely comment – thank you! Putting positive energy into the world is so important. I do my best to remember this when circumstances seem dismal. Wishing you joy and peace in 2019.

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