Trying out 2018

I packed our bags, said goodbye and got on the road for the second part of our year.

Our family was sad to see us go this round. There wasn’t the same excitement from the first time we left. More tears were shed and I felt so lucky to be able to be missed. To have people that love us and want to be with us. It was a tender reminder. To be remembered, seen, and wanted is not something to take lightly.

I am  kicking off this New Year by doing something that scares me. I feel like the first part of the year was the warm up and this second part will be more off shore and outside of our familiarity. We will go to places that I am most unfamiliar with to chase this idea I have of creative living.

I realize with this passing year that every ‘try’ will not succeed and it will be the same in 2018. There will be rental car fails, restaurant fails, cab fails, potential flights missed, frustration, and kid melt downs. But if I am living at all it is my charge to at least try. If I fail once or numerous times so what? I’ll get up and try again.

Like Maya Angelou perfectly states:

“I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.”

 

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2 Comments
  • Olga Pekalska
    Posted at 16:35h, 30 December Reply

    Absolutely beautifully written and so very true. Also one of my goals for 2018…..just try.
    Neale Donald Walsch Quotes. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 03:47h, 02 January Reply

      Oh that is a great quote! Thanks for sharing

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