2014 Year in Review…

(Bear with me, folks… it’s a long one.)

I’m usually a pretty sentimental sap.┬áMuch to my family’s amusement, I cry a lot. Movies, commercials… you name it. I find emotional meaning in more than most people, and I tend to love reflecting and being introspective.

So, when I say that I have been counting down to close the book on 2014 since mid-October, you can imagine what sort of year it’s been.

Don’t get me wrong; life is always busy, and there’s always something. Over the last 18 years, I’ve come to accept that life is moments of beautiful in a sea of messy. I don’t expect it to be all sunshine and roses. But sometimes, stuff just piles on and piles on, and you can’t catch your breath. And that’s how my (our) year was, beginning as early as late January/early February. Continue reading