Friday, January 3, 2014

Fabulous Friday: Reflecting on 2013

I thought it only fitting to think about a retrospective on this Fabulous Friday. I did not post about New Year's resolutions or goals, and I haven't made any. I am approaching this year with a "one day at a time" and "take it as it comes" attitude. I spent much of my beautifully relaxing New Year's Day thinking about just how drastically my life will change in 2014, and while that consumed my thoughts, it also led me to reminisce about all the highlights of 2013, and there were many.

In January, my brother got married at a fabulous wedding in NYC. In February, I traveled to Paris with my mom. This was a trip we had been talking about for many years and to actually have it happen was pretty spectacular. It was more than I even dreamed it would be. In March, I turned 30. This felt like a major milestone and turning point in my life. In June, I celebrated my five year wedding anniversary and shortly after, found out I was pregnant! In July, my family traveled to England, and we had the chance to see more of where my dad comes from, to spend time with his friends, and to all be together in a foreign country. In August, I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks alone with my sister on Cape Cod; it was truly special to me. This fall, we had lots of visitors in town and loved every second of showing off the city, trying amazing new restaurants, and traipsing around the Bay area. In November, Jeff and I had a getaway to Mendocino and saw a new part of California. In December, we spent Christmas in Connecticut, celebrated my baby girl at a beautiful baby shower, and suddenly it all became real. We rang in the New Year at a Napa Valley wedding for our great friends, and we spent New Year's weekend in St. Helena, savoring one of the last times we will go away together as just us two.

There have been so many moments this year that have reminded me that I am lucky beyond measure, that my life is rich and exciting, and that have stopped me in my tracks and made me question, made me wonder, made me evaluate and reevaluate, prioritize and reprioritize. I have never been more acutely aware of the importance of my family or the strength I take from my marriage. In short, I am so nervous and excited for what awaits us in 2014. Hope you'll stick around to find out! Have a fabulous Friday.


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