Oh, 2015: you have exceeded my expectations. I started you a year ago on my hands and knees asking for PROOF. PROOF that good things are going to happen. PROOF that love is alive. PROOF that God answers prayers. PROOF that all my fears are just white noise in my brain. PROOF that all my waiting and work has been worth it.
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer,” wrote Zora Neale Hurston. Look at all the answers in the images above! Look at all my PROOF!
I got to attend CHA, became an auntie three times, saw my design work realized and turned into product and used and shared, was broken down to shattered little pieces, watched in awe as I put myself back together again, lost an apartment I thought I wanted, found a apartment I knew was ‘it’, took a tiny transformative vacation, asked out my crush, FELL IN FRIGGIN’ LOVE WITH HIM, moved into my new place, made new fabulous friends, celebrated with old friends, crafted, hosted, laughed, danced, played, travelled, bounced, decorated, rested, learned, loved, and LIVED.
How lucky am I to have had this past year of such wonderful things happening? How lucky am I to have had the previous years of fear, doubt, and anxious questioning — so that I could recognize a year of answers when it came?!
I’m terribly sad to see 2015 go, but I’m incredibly grateful for all it gave me. I don’t know how 2016 could ever measure up, but I’m curious to find out. Here’s hoping for a new year full of BIG things with my BIG love in my BIG, open, awesome apartment!…keeping the momentum going from this magical past year. Cheers to 2015! Happy New Year, everyone!