We entered the new year in a tent, in the Colorado wilderness, in below freezing temperatures. Although cold, that wasn’t what kept us awake much of the night. Apparently our toddler had the idea that New Year’s Eve should be an all-night party. In between cat naps, we had conversations about the off-road adventure in the truck, the coyotes we heard yipping close to camp, the fire wood we collected and chopped, and our dog who would eventually join us in the tent because she really was cold. I kept my humor throughout.

There were times during the night that I questioned our sanity, but overall I’d say it was a special way to start the new year. You know the saying, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I think we all felt a little braver after our foray into winter camping. Perhaps the experience was a metaphor for what’s needed in the coming months.

This is a year of big transitions in my family. My older son graduates from high school. My daughter will be completing her freshman year in college. My husband, our three-year-old and I will be moving to a different state and presumably starting a different lifestyle (hello, country life!). I’m shifting things in my business to accommodate these changes.

It’s a full year, to say the least. With that, I’ve decided to give myself a little grace by coming to this space when I can. You may not hear from me every week, but I can assure you that it isn’t for a lack of love. I have so many things I want to write about, it’s just finding the time to put the pencil to paper that’s proving difficult. I hope you’ll stay the course and bear with me while I find my rhythm.

Now your turn…what transitions are you facing in 2017?

12 thoughts on “Transitions

  1. Ha. Winter and camping. The two things I hate most in the world, combined. Shudder. But I still love your blog and look forward to hearing from you when you do pop in. Good luck with all the changes this year!

    1. You make me laugh! I think most people shake their head at our adventures. Makes me appreciate how well my husband and I are matched. Thanks for your wishes and readership!

  2. Those first two comments up there! 🙂 Wishing you all the best in this year of transition! Must be exciting with a few mixed feelings involved with your teenagers. Be kind to yourselves and know that we are cheering you on! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jane! You hit it spot on – I’m excited about the changes to happen this year, but apprehensive and teary eyed too. Thanks for your kindness. 🙂

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