I wasn't sure how to begin. January was one of the most grueling months of my life. When I woke up on February 1st, my first thought was, "I survived!" But how to begin the next phase? And how to write about it?
Well I have been writing, but those thoughts are either incomplete or for another project that I hope I can tell you about soon. The best I can say of such hard weeks and months is that I am still learning, and for that I can be grateful.
Alright, but now for a random selection of life lately:
\\ The Seahawks won the Superbowl and last Wednesday I was one of 700,000 crazies who went to their victory parade. Despite the 3-hours it took to trek 11 miles and the sub-freezing temps, it really was such a phenomenal experience.
|[From Top left: Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, me flashing a 12, and Pete Carroll]|
\\ My flatmate & I went away this weekend to an island cabin for a "Silence Retreat." It was rather wonderful. We alternately journaled, read, and rested - all bundled up next to the fire. I think I need the equivalent of this at least twice a year.
\\ But we got a little white surprise during our getaway. Not 20 feet from the ocean, we had 4 inches of snow! Made things a bit dicey on Saturday and Sunday, but it was absolutely gorgeous!
|[my feet got lost in the snow]|
\\ A song* for you:
*This gives me all sorts of The Fault in our Stars feels :-|
\\ Amazon Smile - seriously, anyone who has an account with Amazon should sign up for this!