I was looking at my “Year in Review” on Facebook – did you look at yours too? It’s pretty fun, especially if you (like me) practically live on that space. Facebook sums up a few photos that you posted within the year (using one of their top-secret algorithms or something) and bam! All of the sudden you are reminded of what your year was really about!
Mine went like this:
2015: it was a good year. I learned that I physically get sick with stress this year, and that’s pretty useful – I use it as a barometer with what needs changing.
I also learned when I took the kids to Portland that travel makes me happy, so it’s better to take the kids with me solo if Mikey is busy on the farm, and GO, than it is stay isolated on our hill.
I took that to heart this year and planned our trip to New York City – and it was all that I needed. Reconnection with my friends and rejuvenation. Inspiration.
Pillars of Life
There’s something said about pillars in life: you need a few things to keep the table of your life balanced and upheld properly. You need love: you need to love and be loved – that is the pillar of relationships. You need something to look forward to, you need to be working towards something. Then there is the pillar of health, and there is the pillar of spiritual development.
I like new year because it’s a time to reassess my pillars and figure out what is out of balance – what leg of my table of life is longer than another, so to speak.
Here’s looking at an awesome new year for us all!
Thanks for reading this blog – I have loved getting to know everyone who reads and comments and the real friendships that we’ve formed through this space.
My disability-focused site called Two Thirds of the Planet is starting to take off – the 365 Days with Disability project on Instagram will launch tomorrow. A Day in the Life with Down syndrome is open and stories are hosted – I’m looking forward to both of those sites growing and the stories of people with disabilities being shared more widely. I’m also looking forward to strengthening the disabled ally communities as well as cross-disability communities and forging new partnerships with each other.
Forward and onward!