January 14, 2014

Reflections on 2013

With the start of every new year comes a time to reflect on the previous one. Sure, I'm a little late in the game, it being the second week of January and all, but I don't think it should ever be too late to think about all that's happened in the past.

This holiday has been unusual—great, of course, as it was filled with fun, family and friends—but unusual. I was away from home for three weeks and felt more than a little disconnected from "real life." I tried to start this post multiple times, but it never felt quite right.

I have a wonderful life, friends, and although there were a few issues that came up in 2013 that I might have avoided had I been warned that they were going to occur—thanks a lot, Hindisght ... ya bastard—the fact is that issues, and the learning that comes with them, make me a better person. (Yes, that is most definitely an "adult" thing to say. You think this whole 30 thing is rubbing off on me? Nah ...)

But overall, 2013 was a fabulous year. Therefore, here is my main reflection:


I hope that when I look back at 2014, I can say the same. And I wish the same for you!


  1. There are far too few good reflections on years come January. I love "Things Are Good" times a thousand. I'm glad you had such a good year!

  2. Thanks, Kristin! I just figured—why dwell? New year, new chance to make things the best they can be.

    I honestly don't know where all this positivity is coming from, haha!

  3. Positivity feels hokey at first, but I swear, it skyrockets and makes everything more manageable :)

  4. I will keep that in mind! :D