In the life of Kaylee, time usually lurks in corners, moving past me slowly, only quickening when there are moments I want to savor. But glancing back, I can’t believe it’s already 2017. I can’t believe I am 30. I can’t believe this is my seventh year teaching. I can’t believe we’ve been in our home for six years.
I can’t believe I’ve reached my last FULL year on chemo.
Again, as much as I feel time works against me, it really is cruising.
I did some reflecting, [because who doesn’t reflect when a full year has came and gone], and 2016 was pretty good to me:
I surprised my husband with a trip of a lifetime.
I celebrated another year of clean scans.
I hosted my first holiday brunch with my family.
I learned how to plant succulents, [keeping them alive is a story for another day].
I climbed the steps at Red Rocks with Tony.
I bocci – balled with besties in our backyard.
I danced to many bucket-listers in concert: Beyonce & Adele to name a few.
I wandered the streets of New York with best friends, twice!
I salsa danced 🙂
I tailgated as a Cyclone.
I chased squirrels with Ace.
I road-tripped to see best friends, with best friends.
I sat, basically court side, & cheered on the Timberwolves.
I rang in the new year with my favorite pasta, favorite rosé, & favorite people.
& now, it is 2017.
& I’m finally okay with exactly where I am, who I am, & where I’m going.
I see you 2017 & I can’t wait to see what adventures you have in store for me.
xo my darlings.