Good Year/Bad Year

The view from my new office

As a kid, the one thing I remember the most about references to wine (from TV or movies) was its year. The phrase “X was a good year” stands out. I feel like and entire year can’t be all good or all bad, but some years stand out as leaning more to one direction than the other.

The years that stand out the most are the bad years. However with each of the bad years in my life, I feel like some of the most joyous things happened at the same time.

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2013: A Stable Year

Good morning and happy Monday Thursday! I’m back to work after a lovely two-week holiday break. I had to leave my laptop at the office over the break for maintenance and updates… and was forbidden from using email so I turned sync off of my phone. It was lovely and freeing, however now I get to dig out of all of the correspondence since before Christmas.

While I’m working on that, here’s a bit about my last year…

When everyone was posting the “Goodbye to an amazing year” statuses on Facebook with all of their big milestones, Brad and I were chatting about what our friends/family had posted.  I guess 2013 was a big year for a lot of people: graduations, engagements, jobs, weddings, pregnancies/babies, buying homes, etc. That was not the case for us. After two whirlwind years, we finally got a break. 2011 was full for us: college graduation, getting married, starting careers, moving to Cleveland as well as being diagnosed with diabetes and losing my dad. 2012 was a winning year for us too, we bought our house, adopted Holmes and Watson and Brad made a huge career jump moving to his current company. Doing all of those things in two short years can be exhausting so 2013 was mercifully stable.

Stability is something that I haven’t had much of in my life until adulthood. I describe this year as stable because we didn’t experience a lot of changes, it was however not a boring year! I suspect that if you are a regular reader you already know that though.

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