I don’t know about you, but honestly..for me this new year is only on day 2 and it’s been kicking my big ol fanny! I mean what is with people right now? Is it just me or do people seem to be in THE most grumpiest state? Shouldn’t we be all blissed out post holiday season? What is happening? I don’t think I can handle another disgruntled person! I have already online shopped to cope with the day I had Tuesday LOL! It actually works! My kind of therapy I must say! Okay rant over!
Happy New Year you guys! Did you guys go all out, or stay in? For us..I can’t remember the last time we made it to midnight for New Years Eve. This however does not mean it’s not exciting for us! Since we have been married..a whole 11 years ago..the Mr. started this tradition for us where at ‘midnight’ (more like before we close our eyes) he announces the theme for our new year! It’s something I look forward to more than any other tradition. It’s this beautiful combination of anticipation..and nervous because the guy is ALWAYS right! Honestly. Every single prediction has been BANG on! And trust me..sometimes they are fun and exciting, and sometimes harder or tougher. What can I say? He weirdly gets these revelations..or spidey feelings for the next year and they are always right. So ya! It really is something I look forward to!
(Photo taken on the beach of Dueodde in Denmark. A place that has forever stolen my heart)
So as we were tucked into bed, about to fall asleep..I’m next to him hardly able to contain my excitement about whats to be revealed when he asks if I am ready to hear it. Like DUH..spit it out already! Well … it was the most DISAPPOINTING theme reveal to date! I wish you could have seen my depleted face..and his laughter because of my face. How rude! Anyways, here it is..(honestly don’t hold your breath on this one, insert eye roll)..it’s MORE OF LAST YEAR! Like what?! I don’t want more of last year..are you kidding me! Last years anthem was ‘we are going to start, explore, and conquer new frontiers in our life’… umm so we have to do this again?
Okay before you judge me or my instagram page of highlights, remember life isn’t always peachy. We ALL live in waves of highs and lows, smooth seas and rough. Yes our 2017 was full of amazing highlights..a lot actually, including our trip to Europe..but it was full of a lot of gritty things that happened behind the scenes too. The biggest grit is still fertility. Only those who walk in the shoes of infertility will know how hard it is to watch another year pass by without the accomplishment of a sweet child in your world. Especially when your year was full of all efforts possible to make that dream a reality. There was other gritty parts too..but I honestly in this moment cannot for the life of me recall! I guess because in truth 2017 was great!
(Photo taken in the back country of the Netherlands)
( Photo taken at Hammershus Bornholm, Denmark )
(Photo taken at the base of the effeil tower. One of the most significant moments of my life!)
( In a sleepy little town in Sweden )
I think the biggest part of the disappointment for me was that the theme doesn’t feel exciting. I mean new year, we all want an exciting start right? Well my disappointment didn’t last long. It’s been quite a lively two days, so much that my productivity hasn’t even had a chance to be productive! And even though this years 2018 theme wasn’t as exciting as I was hoping, I’ll take it. My beautiful friend Natasha told me she has been replaying the previous year over and over and remember all the beautiful happenings and highlights of that year, lessons learned, etc. And so as I reflect..I think I can’t remember the ‘bad’ necessarily because 2017 really was so dang good!
I also feel like I have found a theme personally for me this year. Something that me and my type A personality just doesn’t let happen easily. So for me personally this year, I want to allow life, my days, plans unfold as they are meant to. Meaning I obviously will still have goals, a schedule, etc but if things don’t always go according to ‘plan’ I want to roll with it easier than I normally do and find the joy in what is meant to be will be! Not even sure that makes sense..but basically Im a gonna just ‘roll with it’!
( Beautiful Copenhagen Denmark. Forever a place that my heart will pine for! )
Do you have any themes or intentions that you want to implement into your 2018? If so I would love to hear them because they would probably be good for me to ponder or better yet implement also! You know..that whole better yourself jazz! Oh and before I forget…thank you for being apart of this little space and my rambles! Also.. from the bottom of my heart I am wishing you a beautiful 2018!