Today, the last day, I wanted to take a picture of the sky. But instead of looking up, I found the best views looking down. Just goes to show how this project has taught me to look at everything differently, from every angle, and find simple beauty.
In 2010, I watched the seasons change full circle. I learned to appreciate winter for its calming silence, spring for its birds chirping and flowers and life, summer for its lush smell and long days, and fall for its colors and mild weather.
I baked my first muffins, ran outside breathing the fresh spring air, said hello to my new niece in California, and said goodbye to a wonderful woman in Illinois.
I went to Mexico to watch my sister get married, lost 12 pounds and kept it off (kind of), ate fresh veggies from the farmers market, and spent time at a lake house in Michigan with family and friends.
I married the man I love, on a cool fall day, on the best day of my life. So far.
And before I knew it, the holidays were here, and we all found ourselves wondering where the time went.
That's my year in pictures for you. Just a handful of favorites, each that brings a memory, a story, an emotion, a big event, a routine, a first, a last, an only. And hidden among these favorites are the boring days in between, of course. There were more of those than I'd like to admit -- days when I'd take a photo just to take it, and I'd think to myself, "Here I am, on a Friday night, taking another photo of my cat." And there are the four days that I missed, which I don't think is too bad considering the grand total.
I wish I had the right words to give 2010 the proper send off, something that would tie the whole year together in some inspiring life lesson. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then I think I've said enough.
Happy New Year!
(You can see my entire year in photos here.)