A Most Excellent Year

Today is my birthday. Being a December baby has always been a blessing to me. Some people complain because it is so close to the holidays, but I don’t mind. I believe it brings greater magic to an already magical season.

There is simply more to celebrate and appreciate.

But this year, my special day snuck up on me while I wasn’t looking. This month, this fall, this summer, this spring, this entire year has gone by too quickly. Filled with more than I intended and expected, the time – my time – passed before I was ready.

Though pockets of time were spent on ridiculous worry and senseless things, the moments that mattered were not wasted. The bulk of my days were filled with everything I love: my husband, my son, my friends, my family, travel, writing, martinis, wine, chocolate …

There were milestones and celebrations.

my amazing son officially became a teenager
my handsome husband reached greater heights in his career
our family adopted a rescue dog who has completely captured our hearts
two of my books reached #1 on the Amazon best seller list
I launched a new blog – Inspired ME, Joyful BE
I drafted a new novel [to be published Spring 2018]
And perhaps the most significant of all: I surpassed 5 years cancer free!

Of course, this list is not complete. Every day carried something of importance in my personal and work life. Countless moments were spent connecting with readers, making new friends, reading favorite books, socializing online, exploring and learning, relaxing and laughing, snuggling and loving.

So although the seconds disappeared, swept away with the act of living, I will not complain. For this, 2017, has been a most excellent year, and I would not change one thing.

Photo by Dawid Zawiła on Unsplash


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