Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in pictures

29 12 2012

2012 – In Review

A year of grief, of reflection and realignment. It has been the longest year.  We started 2012 about a week after Beth’s funeral and her absence was felt every day of the year.  We changed our view on things, realising just how precious life is and how important it is to live a life of love, gratitude, simplicity and laughter.  Thanks to Beth we made changes that would never have happened without such a sharp wake up call and a call to life. She heads this gallery because she underpins it. She’s been with us and is still part of our lives every day. Following on, what would life be without watching a game of cricket? I got a new desk job in the city and we started eating fresh and healthy local produce. A slogan on a city window reminded me to savour the moment – a recurring theme for 2012. We said goodbye to our beautiful dog Jasper in March and we still miss her. I took up a martial art, something I’d wanted to do since childhood. Even though I was the oldest in class, I loved it. We challenged ourselves, got out of our ‘comfort rut’ and took a chopper ride, reminding us that life is bigger than what you see around you. We spent time with good people, and shed those who sucked the energy out of us. We visited great friends in Darwin and decided to change our lives and join them in the Northern Territory. We came home after four days and starting selling, packing, recycling, shedding and storing our goods ready for the move. On Boxing Day we said goodbye to our hometown, goodbye to our family and friends and made our way off on a new adventure. 2013 will be an interesting ride. We know now that we can do anything.

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9 responses

29 12 2012
Lucid Gypsy

Here’s wishing you a happy and healthy new life and New Year!

29 12 2012
Louise

Thanks – it will be great!

29 12 2012
Chris

I have so missed your posts. Sorry I didn’t get to see you both before you left to start your new adventure. Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime soon – meanwhile we can keep in touch. Here’s to 2013 and new beginnings

29 12 2012
weavers journaler

I have found your courage in the face of sadness and loss so very en-couraging for me. Thank you for sharing, and wishing you many good moments in the days ahead.

30 12 2012
Angeline M

Congratulations on going for it and making changes. May you have a wonderful 2013.

31 12 2012
dadirri7

what an amazing year for you louise, how exciting to move to darwin, a whole new beginning in such a rich and challenging place, well done with all your changes, you are an inspiration! hope 2013 continues in the same way, love, christine xx

31 12 2012
Heart To Harp

Best wishes for the new year as you continue your new adventures!

2 01 2013
Lynne Ayers

Big changes – I wish you well on your next adventure.

6 01 2013
cassmob

Best wishes for the big adventure ahead of you. May life in the NT be full of excitement and happiness for you, with lots of new beginnings.

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