Thursday, January 10, 2008

a year gone by - a year ahead

our 1 year anniv.




habit - where our coffee habit grew fonder this trip



NY's with my brother & justin & family around victoria







Christmas @ Point-no-Point near Sooke






A NEW YEAR:
Daren and I were having an awesome chat with friends one morning at a coffee shop while we were away...incredible chat - the kind that i actually classify under NEED. Not just the "hi how are you" but the kind that you walk away from feeling like you've grown a little bit and like you've truly seen into another person a little bit. That was my new years resolution last year...to let myself be more vulnerably honest. I don't know how i've done so i'll continue to work on that one.

Sitting around sipping coffee that morning, the question was ask..."on a scale from 1-10 where are you on the happiness scale - and why?" As I sat there listening to what the other 3 said and thinking about my own answer I realized some things about myself...things that i've continued to think about - things that i'm going to change this year so that I can with complete honesty say "10".

I love the west coast - it's not home for now - but it's the place I go and feel like i've reconnected with a part of me. i realize how little i let my world become...and it's a time where it's opened up again. it takes only a couple walks on a nature trail hike amongst the mossy trees, and moist dark earth...and i start to see me - the things loved, the things needed, the ways i need to change & grow, and the things to accept - to let just "be". I see dreams & how i need simplicity.

And along with it, this year it felt incredible - getting to celebrate 1 year of being married to the person i just cannot get enough of - the person who is so like me and right for me that it never ceases to amaze me.

HERE'S TO A YEAR OF REMEMBERING WHAT I'M THINKING & FEELING RIGHT NOW - A YEAR OF WORKING TOWARDS A GOAL - A YEAR OF GROWING INTO A 'REAL' PERSON.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

love you Tam. Your sis, Gretchie

Kelly and Janae said...
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Kelly and Janae said...

Sweet to see the pictures. Sweet to hear your thoughts. Here's to a great year. I'm happy for you and daren. We both enjoy your company so much!

Derek and Sara said...

Always enjoy reading posts like this. Congrats on the 1 year and wish you both the best in 2008!!

me said...

"I love the West Coast...need simplicity" Gorgous and gripping paragraph!! I need to find a place like that...awesome you've found yours! Cheers to "openning up again"! Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for your pictures but more for your words .... they just lifted my soul a little.

tam - you are an incredible person and i am glad to know you.

amanda

Anonymous said...

hey tam......very cool entry.

amazing pictures....and i'm so glad you love the west coast so much.......but i hope we have a few years yet with you two here in the middle of canada.

yu've been a very great friend to me.
thanks for that.

juan