2017 Musings, Let The Light Shine On

How can one year be charged with so many different emotions? For the past couple of days, I have been thinking about this past year and how crazy it was. Here’s my brain dump fueled by freezing temperatures and memories of warmer days.

Let’s start with the hardest part. Hurricane Maria knocked Puerto Rico down, but our resilience and strength as a country have shone through. Difficult times make us react in ways that surprise us, allowing you to see strength you didn’t even think you had. A crisis, big or small, allows you to grow in painful, yet beautiful ways.

Still, 2017 was so incredibly good to me, I can’t honestly complain. Not only did I get to marry my best friend, but I got to celebrate all wedding-related activities with so many people I love. The fact that people came from near and far to join us means the world, and as we start our new chapter as a family, we love knowing that they will be with us through this crazy journey.

After the hurricane, we adopted two little pups that changed us forever. After the storm, literally came out the sunshine because those two fill us with joy every single day. It’s absurd. I could honestly write about them forever, but I will not bother you with that here (go follow them on Insta, how about that?).

We are thankful for what we have, but still, we are not where we need to be. Challenges and risks come in all shapes and sizes. Some hit us harder than others, but we muster up the courage and keep going because, what else is there to do?

How do you deal with all the bad in the world without letting it overwhelm you? How do you enjoy all the great things without letting them distract you?

Life can be many things, in waves, or all at once. That will never change, life will always spin you in crazy ways but what matters is how we handle it and who we share it with. Everything is better when you share it with those you love, yes, even food. Everybody says you need to live life to the fullest like it is a breezy task. It may not always be that way, but it will always be worth it.

May the new year be full of moments that matter, big and small. Full of unexpected joys shared with special people, old and new. Mostly, may your soul be content and at peace in the midst of all things crazy and if you lose your way, may the good vibes guide you home.

Here’s to 2018.

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Hey there 2015!

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May this new year be filled with things that make you smile, whether that’s visiting new places or eating cheese in your couch. May you discover new wonders and overcome obstacles. Don’t sweat the little things, unless they’re spiders. Let 2015 be an adventure, the kind that leaves you panting but with a huge, idiotic smile in your face.

Cheers!

My Last 2014 Morning

I write this in bed, before I truly wake up, because I know that once I leave this room, things are going to start happening and the moment will be gone.

Sometimes I wish I had a personal mind recorder for those moments in which I can’t type and wish to record my thoughts. I’m not talking about one of those voice-to-text features, they never get what I’m saying.

Anyways, it’s the last day of 2014 and I woke up with an uneasy feeling resulting from some dreams I can’t quite piece together. I tend to have very active dreams and the odd sensation stays with me throughout the morning, can’t quite explain it. Whatever these dreams may or may not mean, they can’t shake away how I’ve truly been feeling these past few days… that 2015 is bound to be great.

Last year on this very day, I was happy, yet not excited. 2013 was so amazing that I felt 2014 could not measure up, so I hoped for the best and dove right in. 2014 was great, I challenged myself in new ways and opened up my eyes to beautiful things and some tough lessons.

I may be half asleep, but after writing this, I feel excited and I don’t want this feeling to go away. Maybe 2015 will not live up to the hype, but there’s something magical about this one day of the year in which everyone takes a moment to look back and forward with a wave of emotions they seek to master and a light they wish to find in their lives.

I may not know what my dreams are trying to tell me, but I’ll embrace whatever may come.

May your 2015 be filled with moments that make you smile and put your hands in the air like you just don’t care (hands in the air are optional).

Peace, Love & Diet Coke *