Time flies when you’re having fun.
And, since 2013 seems to have flown by in a blur, I must have been having one heck of a good time. I certainly hope so, because there is so much of it that I’ve already forgotten. What’s up with that? It’s a good thing I never go anywhere without my camera.
They say that looking back in gratitude at where you’ve been helps you adjust your sights on where you want to go next. With that in mind, and with much gratitude to those who made my journey through this year the thrill ride that it was, here are just a few highlights from my 65th turn around the sun.
In January, I set my intention for 2013 during a Mandala Workshop at Via Artistica. My words for the year were passion and risk. The tarot card I drew was the Chariot which, among other things, signifies travel, change and movement.
I challenged myself to find a little bit of magic every day through the lens of my camera. Thanks Tammy Strobel for inspiring my creativity this year with your brilliant online classes.
I officially became a published author. Thank you Mark Chimsky for inviting me to take a very scary leap with my writing.
I became a “grandma” when a momma Junko built a nest and laid 4 tiny blue eggs in the lettuce bowl planter on my front porch. Yep, those are 4 tiny, wide open baby bird mouths.
Hubs and I participated in our first (but not last) Urban Adventure Race. Thanks to my husband and partner in crime for (almost) always saying a hearty YES! to my hair-brained ideas.
I signed up for Medicare. Yep, I’m that old. Thank you to the Government for providing this safety net. Now, please quit trying to de-fund it.
I participated in the 2013 Word Count Blogathon and blogged every day in June with the theme 30 Fun, Funky and Fabulous Things to Do Within 30 Miles of Portland. I love this town! Oregon ~ Things Look Different Here.
I celebrated my 65th birthday by walking 65 miles on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Looking back over this year, I’m reminded once again that “Life should not be measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
I am grateful for every breath I take these days, and it is my fondest wish that 2014 leaves each and every one of us absolutely breathless on more than one occasion.