Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Review! 2020 Preview!

Where do I even begin now that it's the end, the end of a year that I don't even know where to start to describe!  When I think about the past 365 days, it feels like there has never been that time frame where I have had so much and such a variety to show for how those hours were spent.  Back on January 1, 2019 I wrote the following statement in my blog post.   "I look forward to venturing down new avenues this year where I can grow in ways I have not grown before.   And so...I am ready to begin!"  Well, I began on January 1, 2019  and throughout the year I had positive outcomes down some of these avenues and others I had no success whatsoever and failed miserably.  This only means I still have lots of work to do and "I'll get there one way or another!"

Photos Put Into Perspective Positive Points!

My Performance Going Higher & Further!
Just as I expected!  With 2019 being the first full year of living a leisurely life, there was no doubt that one way or another I would go higher and further.  These numbers include the ground I covered either hiking or snowshoeing.  They do not include the nearly 150 kms I covered while C-X Skiing.  I am thankful for this passion and that I get to experience it.  I am even more thankful for the friends that I got to share these experiences with.  We laughed, I cried, we joked, I swore, we struggled, I fell, we conquered, we celebrated.  Just as I expected you helped me through rough times, you helped me get back up, you helped me smile again.  Thank you for getting there one way or another with me!  

What Was Trending in 2019?
The tea pouring innocently (although this other friend here eyeing me does not look so innocent) started back on February 12, 2011 when my friend captured this photo.  From that time forward and even more so in 2019, this ritual has blossomed.  I like to say it is my way of measuring the wind speeds.  More often than not I have success with filling my cup but as you can see that was not the case on this day.
I have never poured as much tea as I have in 2019!
(Note:  The sentiments I used in the above collage may be familiar to those that grew up in small town Nova Scotia and read the social sections of their local newspaper. )

2020 Preview
As I swiped through my photo albums for 2019 a theme began to emerge.  My love for being "out & about" became more obvious.  While it has always been there mentally, this year it appeared quite often in a way that I could actually touch it, hold it and take it home.  The photos in this chart show a sample of the love I found in 2019.  There is so much more out there.  I am ready to carry this love into 2020 in search of new & fulfilling adventures and I will find them one way or another!

Happy New Year!

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