I want to share a tradition with you.
On the last day of the year, I like to spend some time remembering what happened. Not glossing over the details, but really breaking it down, month by month – highs and lows. The best is to do this out loud with someone you love while drinking. And you have to be honest — it’s not the Christmas letter airbrushed version of your life that counts. It’s the real one.
When you mine the details of your year – the events that mattered, the changes, the disappointments and the good times — it seems richer, fuller and less fleeting. It slows down time. I like that.
This New Year’s Eve, I’m planning to do the year in review with Dave during a long cab ride to a party. Once we get to the party, I’ll be too busy suppressing yawns, checking for texts from the babysitter and wishing I was in my PJ’s to give 2013 its proper due. (I kid, I kid. Sort of.)
Regardless of how successfully I rally on a Tuesday night, I know I’ll be feeling very grateful for family and friends, especially all of you reading my blog, which brings me more pleasure than you can imagine (unless you’re also a blogger).
I’m not much of a resolution girl. (You know that expression, “Man plans, God laughs”? I can hear the giggling already.) But I know that in 2014 I will have a lot to share with you, especially since I’m getting married in July and will finally unlock the secret of what happens AFTER carriage and marriage. I hope there is a password and handshake.
You keep reading, and I’ll keep writing. Be safe out there. Happy New Year.