Saturday, November 30

ready for December

Tomorrow is December.

December is one of my months. I have special relationships with the months of May, October, and December. They are my jam. Or something. And whenever we get to December, I can't help but start to feel a bit nostalgic that my favorite month of all is here and it's going to be over before I know it. Usually that makes me a little sad; like another year has come and passed by again before I realized it had even arrived. Sometimes I get sad before things even begin because I'm not ready for them to feel over.

This year feels a little different.

No, it's not the end of the year yet. But the fact that Thanksgiving is now over and winter break is just two weeks away, I'm already in the "winter" mindset. There's snow on the mountain tops of Missoula surrounding the valley and this year, it feels like winter should be here. It actually feels time for a new season. It feels like I experienced every season this year completely and as much as I could. I lived in the present and didn't let the days pass me by too quickly so I enjoyed the heck out of every day of every season as much as possible. This year feels so complete. Like I can kick back this month and enjoy it before time restarts.

How great of a feeling is that to be able to say going into the end of the year? To not feel rushed or thrown into it, but rather relaxed and happy to come full circle to what was maybe one of the best and most rewarding years of my life?

How great does it feel to feel capable of embracing next year as a new year and not needing to look at it as a fresh start, but as another opportunity for even more things to find and conquer?

I feel armed and ready with what I've gained this year and ready for the next.

I ended November with one of my favorite people in this world who is one of those parts of this year that was simply magical. DEBOOBRAH, this year wouldn't have been half of what it was without you.



Abbey said...

Gorgeous photo. I love/hate the beginning of december too. I'm always excited for the fun events & snuggling in front of the TV (hello elf, i'm talkin about you), but i hate that its going to go by way too fast! Loved this post!

angelaremondi said...

That is definitely an amazing feelings and I'm glad you had such a great year :) Always love your posts and that photo is gorgeous!


Samantha Durham said...

Love this post! I am glad you feel like you lived your year to the fullest! That is definitely something I am going to work on this coming year and something I have been trying to do this year. It gets so hard I swear the older I get the faster time passes!

Debbie said...

my name on your blog = swooning

becca said...

I LOVE this. really so so optimistic and realistic at the same time. I love when those meet :)

Ebony said...

I love that photo! And I love that you get white xmases! :D