Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Long December

I am a little behind with this post, but with the dawn of a new year and the end of another, it always seems to be the best time to reflect on the year that was and to look to the year ahead.




2008 was a year of great highs and lows for me, and I believe it may have been the same for many of you.

It's funny how the path where life leads is often surprising and unknown. At the beginning of '08, I could never have imagined that one of the brightest spots in my year would be the support I've found in the blogging world. I certainly couldn't have imagined the friends and connections I have made over the past months or how important this community would become to me.

While I have said it before, I must say it again- I have all of you who come here to read my words, all of you who comment, and all of you who have reached out to me with words of encouragement to thank for that very bright spot.


Wherever life's path takes me in the coming months, I am ready to discover what lies ahead in 2009! My greatest hope is for a year filled with more peace of mind, and, in the words of the Counting Crows, "there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last."

Here's wishing all of us a new year filled with hope, joy, and lots of love.

13 comments:

alissa said...

Thanks for being such a wonderful place to come visit:)
Happy 2009!

please sir said...

I feel very similar - looking forward to a year full of possibilities!

Jane Flanagan said...

Happy New Year Courtney!

Tina said...

happy 2009 courtney, so glad i discovered your blog this year! i'm been saying 2009 will be a great year coz we'll make it a great one!

Courtney said...

Happy New Year to you and all the new possibilities and memories that you will be making in your new home.

Blair said...

You post gave me chills. I feel the exact same way! I am so happy to have becoming blogging friends with you and can't wait for what '09 has in store.xx,blair

kim said...

I gave you an award!! Stop by my blog to see it. yay!

coco+kelley said...

cheers to that sentiment, my dear! i can't even tell you how many times i've listened to that song lately too :) sending you big hugs from seattle (and a new years card on its way!)

Michelle said...

Happy New year, cute blog:)

Joanna Goddard said...

happy new year! thanks for all the inspiration, always xoxo

Haven and Home said...

I hope you have a wonderful 2009! Love the pictures!

citysage said...

Thank YOU courtney for sharing a piece of yourself with us every day! I know just what you mean about blog friendships being one of the true brights spots in this past year.

Here's to looking forward with confidence and courage---and to knowing that we'll be along with you for the journey :)

xo
Anne

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