Happy almost New Year’s!
This year went by so quickly, especially these last few months.
But then, maybe it always feels that way– the near past and present are all enveloped in a busy blur, while the more distant past stretches out behind us, deceptively calm and rose-colored, punctuated by a few specific memorable events.
In 2012, I didn’t leave the U.S. for a single trip outside the country. (The last time that happened was 1999– the year I graduated from high school.)
Instead, this year has been about taking stock and appreciating family and friends. I enjoyed several memorable visits from friends to Santa Barbara, hung out with my nephew and met my new baby niece in D.C., and went home to Madison three times to visit family.