January 4, 2024 / My Writing
Some moments from my year that we connected on most. A good reflection of what life often is: some combination of our best and our hardest.
We filmed with the today show and saw Summer Fridays on billboards around my city. I also had surgery to remove thyroid cancer and spent most of the year in and out of doctor’s offices, adjusting to new medication and a scar I’m still learning to accept. A surprise pregnancy was the beautiful gift that followed; fulfilling a deep dream of ours to grow our family. I traveled around the world and celebrated a decade of marriage to the person who loves me the same no matter the day or season of life. I walked my kids into school morning after morning; a sign of something so mundane yet so significant.
My 2023 word was health, and I am ending the year a half a thyroid less and healthier than I entered it, waiting on new life and all the everyday-ness we’ll create moving forward. I am probably most proud of my continued discipline around taking care of myself, a practice that has proven the single-greatest gift in how I can both thrive and recover in this life.
No year is ever my best or worst yet. instead every year ends with moments I am immensely grateful for and others I’d wish away; with some combination of mourning the end of what is, while optimistically looking ahead to rid the hard parts of the year before and take the lessons with me.
Here’s to now and then and everything ahead… 🤍 Happy New Year family.