December 31, 2015
Would you hate me if I didn't?
You may have noticed that today is the day to provide readers with a review of your blog, a review of your year.
I've read so many today and they are impressive. I haven't jumped on board though and hope you'll truly forgive me if I bow out from the traditional year end posts. I have ideas in my head and lots to say but I'm not really feeling the need to write about my favorite posts. So instead I'll give you a quick synopsis about our year here at "Our Little House in the Big Woods."Was it an amazing year? Yes! Was it more than memorable? Yes! Was it difficult at times? Yes! Was there moments when I wanted to quit? Yes! Is there anything I'd go back and redo if I could? No! Wait, yes, there is one moment I would change in a heart beat if I could. But I can't. So lesson learned, no one died and integrity and friendship is still intact. Phew! That was a hard one! My favorite moments involve my family, the new house, being back on stage after a couple of years taking a break, visiting family we haven't seen in years and making new memories in the country. Learning to relax. Learning to let go. Learning to pass on my passion so others can shine. Learning new creative mediums. And not holding back when I feel the need and have ideas! We said goodbye to my father-in-law and the market changed, so we made the difficult decision to not sell our other house, which means we now have a mortgage with two houses. But it's livable and once the economy recovers, the value of our old house will be much better than if we sold now. A good and sensible decision in the end, just not our original plan to also be mortgage free in the new house. We took chances, we stepped outside our boundaries, we laughed, we cried, we traveled, we stayed home. And all of it together. So that's our wrap. I have only good things to feel about this year. And hope that 2016 will be just as adventurous, as fun, as hard (so we keep learning), as creative and as healthy as we can be!!
Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy New Year.
May 2016 bring you good luck, good cheer, good friends,
great family and amazing health. Stay warm and stay safe!
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