Not that I love January so much, but I love new beginnings.
I love moving from one house to another.
I love the first day of school, the first day of summer, the first day of the week.
I love change. I crave it.
By the same token, I tend to ignore endings by getting too wrapped up in the beginning of something new. That's not super healthy, and I'm working on changing that about me.
I read the book Paris: A Love Story over Christmas break. The author loses two great loves in the course of her story. At one of the funerals, a friend offers this question for all who remain to ponder:
Now who will get the best from me?I look back at 2012 and I think, "Who have I given my best to this year?"
As I move into this next year, I mull it over, "Who will get the best from me?"
Like many of you, my new years resolutions involve my family, my friends, and a little bit of exercise. As I think about who will get the best from me, I have thought about this blog. I don't post as often as I used to, but I still think about this space a lot. I like thinking about it and you, but I've decided that I need to let go of it.
In 2013, I want throw the best of my words and deeds into my family, my friends, and try a few new things, too. I will miss this little space, no doubt.
I will miss you.
I feel so blessed to have been the recipient of your best as I have learned to know so many of you over the past couple of years. Thank you for spending time here, for encouraging me, and for loving my family through your kind comments and emails.
Happy 2013, friends.
PS. I have made it easier for you to find the recipes that I get asked for.
My favorites are in the side bar where "Love It" used to be.