I wrote a post just about exactly one year ago about all the things I wanted to do in 2012. It was part of wanting to live in a vibrant way and I was totally excited. And then about a week later I got pregnant. And I spent about, oh, 8 1/2 months feeling like crap. So we didn’t do all the things I wanted to do, which was okay because we did some of them and the rest are there waiting.
Some people might think we’re crazy for moving to a place with the fabled Canadian winter, but I love it. I love snow, and we get a lot of sun, and it’s not as cold as you might think and when it is we just dress for it.
Lately we’ve been driving around doing things and I keep thinking, “I’m so glad we moved here. I belong here.” And I feel so lucky and grateful.
This year I want to revisit that list of things I want to do. I want to EXPLORE.
We’ve started already.
One day it was a visit to a tower that I’ve had a fondness for since I was a child.
We looked way out past the buildings, past the river, past the houses to the mountains. And we looked down. Way down.
I’m going strong on my latest life list quest — exercising for 30 days straight — and have been treated to some wonderous things in the process.
And we’ve ventured a little farther from home as well. To the mountains, of course.
Just out of the frame on the left were some elk. Big ones, with big antlers (just far away enough that I couldn’t get a decent picture with my iPhone). And my husband smiled at me and said, “I love that you get so excited about seeing stuff like this.”
I do get excited about things like this and I’m not afraid to admit it. Choosing to get excited about seeing elk at the side of a frozen river is just one of the things that makes life interesting, don’t you think?
But sometimes the things I get excited about are right there on my very own couch, and I feel so lucky and grateful for that too.
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