The Best Of 2018

We’re almost there – 2019.

How has your 2018 been ?

Mine was simply put, awesome. 

OK.

Spectacularly awesome.

This is not to say I didn’t have low points . A LOT of people I knew died in 2018 and that is always hard for the living. I quit my beloved job due to stress. Stress caused because I was not able to positively affect change in a hostile environment, even though I tried so hard. So BOO! to that.

I lost some friends and that altered my social scene greatly. All because of a meme, a shitty reaction and my rigid integrity. ( My integrity was also a factor in leaving my job too. I don’t regret either but there is a cost, to be sure. ) 

Then there is all the family stuff. Not my stories to tell but I can say they involve a major break up and a major break down. All on the mend now, positively. I’m very relieved and happy to say.

Now! On to the spectacular.

In February, the Hubs and I went to Las Vegas, Nevada! Where we took the best selfie in the history of selfies:

Enjoyed the champagne a little TOO much:

That is what I look like after drinking an entire bottle of champagne minus one small glass, ha!

Drove to the Grand Canyon!!!

And took another great selfie. Soon to be the cover of our next sick album:

Total Dorks.

Our Grandson, OV was born -whilst we were in Vegas! I was supposed to be there! I’ve forgiven him. It just means we got to meet him earlier than expected 🙂 )

I realized a life long dream and went to Tanzania!

Words cannot adequately convey just how grateful I am for this experience. It was like magic. I do promise to complete my travel posts, in good time. I still have so many stories to share.

And in between the lows and the highs I’ve loved the ordinary too. Nothing beats watching the sun come up, even though I’ve seen a thousand different sunrises. And I do so adore sitting on my couch, hot cup of coffee in my hand, surrounded by pets who think I’m the bees knees, enjoying the peace and quiet.  I think the ordinary is really where life is at 🙂 Its where we spend most of our time after all. And when you think about this:

The ordinary stops feeling so … ordinary!

So, tell me! What were your lowlights and highlights of 2018? What were your beloved in betweens? 

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