2017 was the year of letting go of expectations. No matter what I planned or even thought, nothing ever shaped up the way my mind sculpted it. Its like when you plan an outfit in your head, and when you put it on it fits, but it doesn't look, smell or feel anything like it did in your mind. There were so many great unexpected moments. Our family grew, my sleep shrunk. My heart is overflowing, and so did our toilet. We have upgraded and improved our home this year. It is the place I love to come now. There were new schools, first days and lots of trips to McDonalds. We welcomed two new girls to our family- one by birth and one by marriage. It has been a year like no other. We will never have a year like this ever again and that is bitter sweet.
I struggled this year to pick a color. I want to use the same color I used last year. But this isn't last year. This year is new. With new chances, new memories, new adventures. It deserves its very own color. So I came up with a compromise for the sake of keeping my flamingo pink in the mix.
2018 is the year of the sweet and the tart. The sassy and refreshing. The year of sitting back and taking it all it. Of taking my time to savor the moments that will never come again. The year of "front porch sittin' " and long talks with good friends. Time to soak in the fun and leave the hustle for someone else. It is the year of being intentional with our time and use words with purpose. My color isn't just a color. Its a mindset. This year is the year of the pink lemonade.