Let’s just talk for a minute about how cold 17 degrees is.
Now, I know there are some of you reading who are thinking 17 degrees? That’s nothing! Let me really tell you just how much I’d love for it to be 17 degrees outside, because right now I’m staring at a thermometer that’s reading -20. 17 degrees is positively balmy.
New Year’s Day, I went for a walk when it was 17 degrees outside, and it was completely lovely!
My mom thought I was completely insane, actually. Before I left, she was following me around her house in that awesome mom-way of hers. Do you need another coat? Are you sure I can’t drive you to breakfast? I have a hat. Would you like gloves? My mom is the best.
I definitely took the gloves and promised to wear my scarves so my lungs didn’t freeze. (Which they can, apparently. Who knew?)
But it was cold and crisp, and the air was so still.
I grew up right there. I’ve driven down that road thousands of times. But I’d never seen it like that before.
It was a brand new thing.
Every year, I have a word for the year. 2012 was a year of LIFE. 2013 is the year of ADVENTURE. I have no idea what’s coming around the corner, but I think this is going to be the year where everything changes.
I want to have beautiful and crazy adventures. Big ones. Tiny ones. Writing new stories. Traveling to new countries. A walk down a childhood road. Learning to get over myself and be better at loving the amazing people around me.
What does your year look like? What are your hopes and dreams and plans? What adventures are you going to have? I really want to know!
Because we’re all headed off into a new year…
Somewhere we’ve never, ever been…
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