For myself and for others around me, 2013 was a trying year. It wasn’t all bad though. Here are 10 of my favorite things about my 2013:
1. New Places.
In 2013 I drove way North and way South to two places I had never been. Lido Key in Sarasota, Florida and Quebec & Ontario, Canada. They were both amazing journeys and can I just say, I LOVE MY SUBARU for getting us both places.
2. Moved into a new home.
My house was built in 1915 and I think happy people have always lived here. As soon and I moved in I felt safe and protected. I even saw a huge change in my dog’s anxiety. I’m thankful to be in a great location and have shared some really memorable moments here in 2013.
3. Discovering more of Asheville.
2013 I really made this place my home and I am so proud to live in such a unique city. We welcomed so many great businesses into our community this year and I think we have done our part to help support them. Some of my favorite Asheville moments were just walking the streets exploring little nooks and crannies.
Floating down the French Broad River was a huge pastime this summer. So many friends joined us and we had a blast!
5. Learning to Ski.
I’m not that into sports. They stress me out. But skiing was exhilarating. It was one of those experiences that I really didn’t know if I could do it, and when I did, I was so proud of myself! It also helped that I had the best teacher in the world. ;)
6. The Garden.
This past year I had the biggest garden I have ever tended. There was tons of trial and error learning and I can’t wait to give it a go again this year. We may even step it up and get some chickens.
7. More DIY in my life.
I am notorious for have a million ideas. In 2013, I completed a lot and I am so happy I did. Same as with the garden, there were some fails but there were some great successes as well.
Long distance and local, I love all my friends. I made new ones and reconnected with old ones. It was a great year for friendship.
This was a sweet note left from one of our guests at Friendsgiving.
9. Taking time for me.
In 2013 I learned how important it is to do things for yourself. I learned a lot about myself and what good habits I need to continue on into 2014. Acupuncture, therapy and lattes are just a few places I find enlightenment.
One of my reasons for moving from California to North Carolina was family. I love being driving distance from everyone. In 2013 we all put forth effort and had some very memorable trips. I even got to meet some family for the first time.
When I look back at these times, the bad seems to melt away. I’m ready for 2014. How about you? xoxo