No real writing today, just going to post pretty pics of my year. Or at least the ones that look pretty to me 🙂
January: Drove my son back to Las Cruces, New Mexico through Bisbee, AZ & Manhattan Beach. Tail end is Tahoe.
February: My ‘hood
March: Drove to Seattle to help with my friend’s baby. Mt. Shasta, Lopez Island w/ my HS bestie, Seattle, Bend.
April: Bisbee, Warren ballpark (one of the oldest in the U.S.) for an old school game & my cousins 84th bday.
May: Sailing back from San Francisco, with photoshop help & starting to paint my kitchen.
July: Flew myself to Bend, Oregon since I loved it so much the first drive through. Then another trip to New Mexico to see White Sands.
August: Finished painting/counter tops & backsplash…check!
September: Big trip…Paris, Nice, Marseille, Istanbul.
October: Back to Manhattan Beach & my mom’s bucket list item, ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier. Boston for a wedding, then the floor torn out.
November: Aloha!! 🙂
Pano – about 6 pics of Honolulu I stitched together
December: Bay Bridge/San Francisco last sunset of 2019. My fun with photoshop image.
Finished house! Last touch after floors were put in, upholstered the chairs and painted the table. No, I did not put the floors in!! Anything too hard was installed.
Phew!! I’m exhausted just looking at this!! 2019 was a great year for me, with freedom to roam for the first time in my life. Kids grown, I’m healthy. I might not get the action on this blog I like, the key is just to keep taking pictures and writing. If I’ve already had my 15 min with a few published (paid) photos and articles, so be it.
I felt competitive to prove my mom & H wrong yesterday (on a sugar crash w/ no sleep from NY Eve). The thing about getting older on this side of career goals is that I have nothing to prove to anyone anymore. With a good nights sleep, a few realistic goals, today I can finally say, “Happy New Year!”