As I look back at these photos from 2013, my heart swells. I feel a great warmth and calm reflecting on what we've accomplished and what uncharted worlds we have yet to encounter. I know that at the beginning of every new year, everyone gets hopeful for all they want to do or wistful with regret over the things they wished to have done. I'm not immune to that, either.
There's always room for improvement and there are things I definitely want to better. I want to exercise more patience, be a stronger mother, be a better friend, cook more, explore more creative endeavors, make more time for myself, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them, admit when I need a little extra help, put my pride away when I need said help, and lastly, be more open to give and receive more love than ever before. Something that I promised myself long long ago was never to lose sight of who I am regardless of what gets thrown my way. So far, I think I'm living up to that promise, regardless of what others may think. Something to note: I am grateful for the path I am on. Grateful doesn't even cut it. It's hard to articulate how much I am embracing all that surrounds me--the good, the bad, and everything in between. It's what makes life life.
That being said, 2014 has arrived. I can't wait to find out what's next.