Welcome to 2023!

Happy New Year, friends!

Wow.  It is incredibly hard to believe that 2023 is already here.  I am so excited for whatever this year brings, including a new job, another year spent with Steve & Buoy, sailing, a trip to Greece, and so much more.

The New Year always makes me reflect on the life I’ve experienced over the last 365 days and I can never quite believe that this is my life.  I feel extremely grateful to know the people I know, love the people I love, and to have the life I do.  New Year’s Eve is also Steve and I’s official dating anniversary (2 years!!), so we always tend to talk about things we’ve experienced together and all the adventures we have ahead of us.  Dreaming up the life we want together is so fun, and so exciting to talk about as the New Year begins.

We’re getting closer to warmer days, more time in the sun, and full sails.  We’re so close to our big Greece trip, where we will scout out the places we love and may want to live when we *hopefully* move in a couple years.  It’s wild.  It’s exciting.  It’s a dream.

Thinking about what’s to come is a treat, but it’s important to think about where you started, and even more important to enjoy where you are – right now.

This week Steve and I were talking and we try to do check-ins with each other every now and then just to make sure the other is doing okay, if there’s anything we can work on together or separate, how our own mental health is at that moment, etc.  Steve said all was good, so I confirmed with “you’re happy?” and he responded with “Yes, but I’m also content, and that means more to me than just being happy.”

I asked him to explain, and he went on to say he was comfortable, enjoying life, glad we’re together.  He’s content.

I loved that, because I think it applies to many things in life, not just relationships.  Life should feel comfy, happy, cozy, like a place you’re meant to be.  Since I’ve known him, I’ve felt content.  Don’t get me wrong, life has thrown us some curveballs, but I’ve never wanted to be anywhere but together, and a lot of that has to do with how good it feels to just be together. 

So, this year, I hope to sink more into being content.  I want to find and keep the places and people that make life feel comfortable, joyful, full of love.  I hope to find new adventures around every corner, even if it’s in my own little town or an entirely new one.

With that being said, we’re back in NC after driving back from AZ in 2 days.  We’ll be at my family’s river cabin for the next bit while it’s too cold to be on the boat.  Luckily, we’re close enough to VA to check on the boat whenever we want.  

We’re excited to be back, with very little driving trips in our future.  We’re excited to be in a small home for the rest of winter, and can’t wait to get back to our floating home with the coming of warmer weather.

Cheers to a new year and everything else we have to celebrate.


Published by skyepage

"She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the earth." -Joanne Harris

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