I’m emerging from a necessary and treasured month-long hibernation, so happy to be in a brand new year.
Last year was The Great Darkness for me. A year of crushing loss, debilitating health, and painful situations too numerous to mention. There were moments I feared things would never, ever get better, that I wouldn’t make it. But they did and I did. And all those horrendous scenarios somehow grew into breath-taking moments of deep healing, soul-soaring awareness, and precious relationships that saw me through the most difficult year of my life.
Today I feel quite emotional about it all, filled with such love for my Bear and dear ones who believed in me when I couldn’t, who were strong for me until I could be strong for myself, who shone glimmers of love and light through those dark days, giving me something to hope in and crawl towards.
It’s exquisitely wonderful to be on this side of that darkness and to face the hard things with renewed courage and resolve and good humor.
My health went kaput over the holidays, which was most vexing, particularly since the powerful medicine they had to put me on precluded me from indulging in any of the luscious spirits and liqueurs I’d made with such anticipation in the months before Christmas. How I suffered. 😉 The good news is that we continue to cross things off the list of things I do NOT have, which means we are edging closer to figuring out what in tarnation IS the matter with me. 🙂
Other than the wonky health stuff, this hibernation has been marvelous.
There was sunset-watching and grilling over an open fire and cuddles with our dogs.
Next time I’ll tell you all about our getaway to the beeyootiful Gold Coast.
What are some of your favorite memories from your holidays? XO