Goodbye 2013.

We are quick to make resolutions come January 1. Eat better, exercise more, reduce stress – but I like to think that most of us take care of our mind, body and soul each day without conflict.

I’ve decided to spent today reflecting on all that was great about my past year. I’ll start with My Top Ten Moments of 2013:

  • City trips to SF and Oakland with special friends
  • Relaying For Life with my favorite people on the planet
  • Numerous visits and parties with friends and family near and far
  • Starting this blog
  • Beach house days
  • Holding my son’s hand
  • Welcoming our beautiful niece Gia AND my dear friend’s baby Naomi
  • Spending three days in the Happiest Place On Earth with my Sydney
  • Relaxing in Maui with my husband

And the #1 moment of 2013… REMISSION! Kiss my ass, cancer.

The past three years have been ‘Hell In A Handbasket’ (literally gave my bladder and colon to the cause). Yet with every treatment, scan, surgery, poking & prodding, I remind myself that this bullshit is a pothole on my otherwise scenic life. And the potholes make me appreciate the beauty of my road.

I know each day will continue to bring joy and a pothole or two. So I am abundantly grateful to have love in my house; friends and family that mean more to me than they will ever know. May the New Year bring you all that is good and that your challenges keep you grateful and grounded.

I am ready for 2014.

7 thoughts on “Goodbye 2013.

  1. Carol,

    I love you and your posts! I always have a better outlook on life, learn something new or just love you more after reading them. You have so much beauty inside and out!

    I’m a planner. I’m always thinking about the future and sometimes not living in the moment. I would have never thought to reflect and write down what was great in past year? Thank you for teaching me to take time to reflect on the past year and on life. One of my top ten moments was having a relaxing lunch with you, Pete, Kim and Julie. We all enjoyed ourselves very much!

    Wishing you everything good and beautiful in 2014!

    Love,
    Melissa

  2. Oh Cousin! How I love you and your positive attitude through all this! Congratulations for hearing those two amazing words “In remission”!!!!!!!

  3. Beautifully written,  Carol!   You have so much to teach us all! 

    Love,   MJ

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

  4. You are my inspiration…I often share your story and positive outlook with others who feel as if they are beaten. Hope…..and dtermination! It is a blessing to be a part of your life. Thank you for allowing me to walk beside you…Happy New Year beautiful one.

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