Two thousand and fifteen was one of those years when the bad and good danced together as if they didn’t know they were so different from one another.
I felt sorrow that left me hopeless and with no intention to face the days ahead.
- My Lolo passed away in April.
- Brad’s aunt passed away in September.
- Mom’s diabetes worsened.
- I lived without my best friend.
- I fell into the deepest depression I’ve ever faced.
- My parents split up.
- My relationship was tested by the devil himself.
In spite of each sorrow taunting me with its ruthlessness, I finally began to open my eyes to the happy moments that accumulated; there were so many happy moments.
- I discovered the pour-over coffee.
- I moved into a “new” house.
- I took a couple pottery classes.
- I celebrated my 28th birthday.
- I fell in love with plants.
- I bought a bike.
- I visited Boston, MA for the first time.
- One of my best friends got married in August.
- I had my 10th high school reunion.
- I saw Florence and the Machine at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
- I purchased a brand new car.
- I stayed at the most wonderful bed & breakfast in Charlottesville, VA with my girlfriends.
- I spent a week in a cabin on Panther Pond in Raymond, ME.
- I quit my day job and went back to school for my Masters degree.
- Brad & I hosted Friendsgiving.
- We attended the most extravagant Christmas party in Washington, DC.
- I launched bemindfulandhappy.com.
- I fell in love with the kindest man in the world.
So what do I do with this two-faced nostalgia? I remember and learn and get excited and accept.
Although bemindfulandhappy.com launched in 2015, I can’t wait to get elbow-deep in this community in 2016. I’ve become so humbled that my favorite bloggers have shared their worlds and wisdom with me; I’d like to do the same.
Happy new year, my sweet friends! May you be mindful in all of your happy moments.