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The long year is over

 

 

When I think of the last year, I want to listen to The Long Day is Over by Norah Jones, but change the lyrics to “The Long Year is Over.” It’s such a pretty song, and I feel like the melody captures the way it feels after nearly giving up before finding some hope to go on. To be honest, 2013 was probably the hardest year of my life, for a lot of different reasons. I can look back throughout the entire year and remember so many struggles, and yet–I made it through. I know that a New Year is sort of just a symbol, but I am going to embrace it as a force for change and be positive about a much better year ahead. I’m excited to get back into blogging more regularly, and to being creative again. I’m excited for a fresh start and any new changes ahead. And I’ve had a lot of conversations with incredibly supportive people that have encouraged me and helped me believe: everything will be alright.

To celebrate the New Year, I made acorn squash, marinated steak, broccoli and Italian toast for dinner on New Year’s Eve!

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I want to swim in that butter and brown sugar.

Then, Chad and I watched movies until it was time for the ball to drop. Just before, we shared a little cake, and then we got champagne ready for toasting.

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It was a nice, much-needed relaxing night at home (as well as a fresh start!). Tonight I’ll be working on the Unravelling the Year Ahead Workbook, and then I’ll be going to bed early because I’ve got to work in the morning. How did you ring in the new year?

2 thoughts on “The long year is over

  1. normally, i don’t feel one way or the other about one year ending and another beginning, but this time i feel like we’re kicking off 2014 right. i have hope that this year is going to be awesome even with the inevitable trials and problems. what’s involved with unravelling the year ahead workbook? i looked at the site but didn’t download the workbook. by the way, that acorn squash looks amazing. i haven’t made that nearly enough this winter.

    1. The workbook is free and it’s a reflection on the year past and the year to come. I like it ๐Ÿ™‚ As for acorn squash, that’s the first time I made it! It’s so easy–I love it! Glad your year is off to a good start.

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