Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.Just keep going. No feeling is final. Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours, I 59 Oof, 2021. Or, perhaps more appropriately, 2020 part two — a continuation of the prior year. Does anyone else feel like it just kind of happened? Sure, we celebrated the holidays and turned
Category: year in review
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point
Is it just me or do the year-in-review, best of and other year-end related articles and blog posts seem to come out earlier and earlier each year? I swear I was reading the best of 2019 everything in like October this year and, while I get that everything kind of takes a break in the
We officially passed the 2019 mid-way point a few weeks ago, which is both hard to believe and not — just like how some moments pass so quickly you can hardly keep up and others creep along excruciatingly slowly. But, however quickly the time seemed to pass to get you here, here we all are.
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~Rilke Twenty eighteen will be known as the year of everything because, well, just about every big life event happened. The pinnacle, of course, is that I married my best friend in June. But, there was also a promotion and a
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket I set a variety of reading goals for myself this year in an attempt to 1) read more books, 2) participate fully in book club discussions and, 3) challenge myself by reading books I wouldn’t normally choose. And, while I
Nearly 365 days ago, I welcomed in 2017 as a single person — and in bed. The first day of new year was spent cheering on the Broncos to a win, albeit a bit meaningless as their hopes of a playoff spot were already vanquished (seems a story all too familiar these days . .
TEN YEARS — in one place. Whooooooooooooooa. Today — June 18, 2017 — is quite the milestone as it marks 10 years — or 120 months, or 520 weeks, or 3,650 days — of living in one location. Also, because of when this period took place in my life (from my mid-20s to my mid-30s),
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let each new year find you a better man.” ~Benjamin Franklin as I reflect back on a year that was, well, rough for many — myself included — I’m choosing to do so through a lens of gratitude. it’s easy to get
“It’s possible that all labels are curses. Unless they are on cleaning products. Because in my opinion it’s not really a great idea to see people as one thing. Every person has lots of ingredients to make them into what is always a one-of-a-kind creation. We are all imperfect genetic stews.” ~Holly Goldberg Sloan, counting by