Monday, January 3, 2011

Why 2010 was a good year...

I adored & I was adored. I can't forget the moments where I was lost, scared, & frustrated. But in the middle of those I also was uplifted, blissful, & saved.



I fell more in love with Scott. We laughed together, kissed each other, sang out loud, annoyed each other & ended the year a more fiercely connected & loyal family.


I became well acquainted with grief.
The 'gut wrenching' kind. The 'worlds shifting' kind. The 'ugly snot running down your face' kind. The kind that defines you & refines you, then spits you out the other end a better, stronger person.


I cleaned more dishes, clothes, snotty noses and dirty bums than I care to count.


I wrote. I also slammed my keyboard countless times & shook my fist at the heavens. I also managed to plunk out 87,771 words of 4 different stories & finally settled on one.


I got lost in books. I turned pages into the wee hours of the night. I quit reading a couple of them & wished some of them would never end.


I questioned the merits of procreation. Then I dressed as a dragon/princess/monster/witch and breathed fire/batted my eyes/roared/cast spells. Then giggle & hugged. I remembered why it was worth it. I considered procreating again.


I spent time with friends. I cried with them until I thought my guts would fall out, then I laughed with them until I thought my guts would fall out.


I learned to love myself & everyone around me a little bit more.

16 comments:

tom + lisa said...

LOVE this livvie.. such a poetic way to capture your year.

Mandi said...

Boy, I love you Livie. Absolutely lovely recap.

this little piggy . . . said...

You have such a beautiful way of putting things and an even better way of looking on the brighter side of life. I always love reading what you have to share!!

Kristie said...

You amaze me. And every time I read your blog, I come away inspired to be a better me. Not just mom and wife, but just a better me. Learn to enjoy everything around me. Thank you!

Buckley said...

You're right that you are adored.

Susan said...

Awesome post! :) You are super rad. :)

Malea said...

Oh, Liv. You have such a way with words. Thanks for the beautiful post that totally takes me back to the gut-falling-out moments (happy ones - like no shame at dancing in public with you). I love you!!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

What a good way to remember last year and all it had in store for you. Great post!

Kim said...

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Great post!! Happy New Year!! :-)

Smithy said...

i love this - 2010 really was a great year, but i'm super excited for 2011!

Evie-Ree said...

What an awesome description of your 2010!!
To adore and to be adored truly rocks.....and I know - I adore also and I know I am adored....my beautiful little people tell me daily!!
2011 is going to be bigger and better I can feel already xo
PS - Adore your first and last photo's!!!

Esther Noelle said...

What a year, huh?? This is a great summary... so glad we are best friends through all the good times and bad. :)

Audra said...

Ahhhh... so nice... well written. Makes me mellow and grateful!

the mama monster said...

love this post!

KJ said...

All of these pictures are pretty amazing, but I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the one with the raspberries!