2013: The End of an Era

I can’t tell if I am sad or excited that we are about to ring in a new year. We have so much to look forward to in 2014 but looking back I am in awe of how incredibly lucky we have been. Never could I have guessed that so much would change in just one year. It has all gone by so quickly and I’m afraid it will become a distant memory too soon. I wish time would slow down a little so I can hold on a tiny bit longer… perhaps the right word to describe it is bittersweet.

The past few years weren’t exactly the easiest of times but little did I know what life had in store for us. Nothing could have prepared me for what is about to come but life’s faith in me has given me faith in life. It has brought me a renewed optimism and thirst for adventure. For that alone, I am already grateful as it reminds me of the person I have always been, a part of me that I lost sight of.
I don’t remember what I was doing around this time last year or even in the first half of 2013. But in a matter of months, Kevin and I managed to see our best friends get married in Boston, travel across the Pacific to Shanghai & Seoul on our first international trip together, get engaged AND plan two weddings! But none of this can top our greatest feat… rather our most precious gift… we’re having a baby!

As I sit here writing, I still can’t believe where our journey has taken us. I know that this is just the beginning of our adventure and that we have so much to learn and experience together. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to have beside me and to share it all with. Sometimes it sort of feels like the end of an era but nevertheless I can’t help but feel wonderfully blessed. Cheers everyone, to another amazing year!