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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Monday, December 30, 2013

#28 Thanks For Everything 2013

Dear 2013,

Well, what a year you have been.

This year I've enjoyed much more balance.  I've taken photos, danced salsa and written to my heart's content.  I've travelled to far away places and some not so far.  I've spent precious days, hours and minutes with the people I love the most in the world. 

I've been more present.  More content.  Calm.  Happy.  At peace.  More accepting.

There's been more emotional distance from things that don't hurt as much anymore.

I've been moved by art, music, movies.  My concert list for 2013 is impressive: Bruce Springsteen; Counting Crows; Mama Kin; Kate Miller Heidke; Pink; Matt Corby; Fall Out Boy; Bon Jovi...... I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

The breast reconstruction is complete.  My hair is long.  Chemo brain is disappearing.

I have only true, healthy friendships.  I'm so blessed.

This time next year I hope I can look back and say "Wow!  I couldn't have imagined how wonderful 2014 was going to be.  I feel blessed and loved and so happy to be alive."

I wish all of you a happy and healthy new year.  May 2014 be FABULOUS for all of us.

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