2015 Will Always Be

2015 will always be the year we risked it all – our community, our sense of home, proximity to family and ocean access – for an adventure.

2015 will always be the year I…

Left home, at the age of 33.

Called Portland home and learned what rain is.

Started taking Vitamin D supplements.

Needed to make friends.

Joined a book club. (Because of the aforementioned need to make friends.)

Encountered Northwest Nice. And was oh so grateful.

Fell in love with trees.

Trained for a race. And the training paid off.

Had my first backyard.

Made snowballs in the backyard. (More than once!)

Was warned to look for rodents sleeping under the hood of my car.

Found acupuncture, a life changing discovery.

Told myself, “It will grow back.” and learned that waiting for hair to grow isn’t half as fun as watching paint dry.

Discovered how much the ocean means to me. And how much I miss it.

Grew a lot. Learned a ton. Tried new things. And settled into new grooves.

Loved new places and people.

2015 will always be a year that made me a better person. 

And I’m so grateful for all that 2015 challenged and blessed me and my family with. But, I’m ready for another year. Another chapter in this awesome life journey.

So, 2016, come on down! I cannot wait to see the story that unfolds in the next 365 days.

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    01/03/2016 at 11:38 am

    Sounds like you had beautiful and adventurous year!

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      01/03/2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks Lori! It was a great year – a big one with a move and new hometown. Hope 2015 was a good one for you. And may 2016 be full of all the things you hope for.

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    Jennnifer Marie Arrigo
    01/03/2016 at 12:10 pm

    Loved the recap! I live in Germany right now, so I know what it feels like to need to take Vitamin D supplements!

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      01/03/2016 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! I hope 2015 was a good one for you. Are you new to Germany?
      May 2016 be full of adventure and love.

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        Jennnifer Marie Arrigo
        01/04/2016 at 4:04 am

        Lived here for a little over 2 years.. heading back stateside in less than 2 months! Thank you, I hope that for you as well!

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    Kellie Berry
    01/03/2016 at 4:26 pm

    Love the recap and sharing all the steps you took to engage and invest in this new adventure … it’s all about action baby!
    Hope you have a blessed 2016

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    01/03/2016 at 9:31 pm

    AH, friend, I MISS YOU and your beautiful girls. Let’s sweat together or wine together soon? And also, I LOVE your hair. I know when its YOUR hair, its your hair…but I freaking LOVE your hair!

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      01/03/2016 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks friend. I miss hanging too. Cannot wait to see what you do with 2016!! And can’t wait to do it with you at the studio! And then wine, of course!

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    01/06/2016 at 3:59 pm

    Well Done!!

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    01/21/2016 at 12:34 pm

    There is the idea of “two for twenty” I’ve heard of. This is the concept that you trade two more challenging, difficult years, give or take, for twenty good years. Those two years are your in-between, transitional years, but that have to happen in order to get to the 20 years after that. So, you’ve just completed year one!

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