WO: Weekly Obsessions
As the final hours of 2014 tick by, it’s only natural that we reflect on what the year has personally meant to us all. Our social-media feeds are flooded with Year In Review recaps, engagement announcements, pregnancy proclamations and countless other reasons to celebrate. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t also think of sad events from the past 365 days: deaths, disasters, tragedies and the like.
Each year brings a roller coaster of emotions, and 2014 was no different for me (or anyone else). From moving to a new dream city and seeing my niece develop into a toddling tyke to losing my grandpa and experiencing the final firsts without my dad, the tears have been both happy and sad.
My wish for each of you as the countdown begins tonight is that you hold your loved ones a little tighter. Laugh harder. Cry more often. Find inspiration. Celebrate something every single day. Live this life as big as you can, because we don’t know how many more countdowns we’ll be granted.
Cheers to what 2015 will bring — and remember, you don’t need to wait until January 1 to start living the life you want.
Well said Amanda! I always enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work. Happy New Year!
Thanks, Kaycee! Wishing you, Peter and the boys a very happy New Year 🙂
Very nice Amanda! you are a word smith! Hope you had a safe night, and a great and happy New Year!
Thanks, Uncle Pat! It was so nice to spend time with you and Beth — hope you both had a great New Year’s celebration, too 🙂
very well said! You inspire me!
Aww thanks, Momma 🙂