Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just Keep Swimming Part 2

to go off s's post from yesterday... it has been an extraordinary year filled with laughter, tears and everything in between. the three of us have had many ups and downs (some have been shared here on #STYS), and as we move into the new year we are choosing to take all these memories with us - learning from those moments that challenged us and looking forward to more of those moments that made us smile bigger, laugh longer, and love more than we ever thought possible. here are a few of c & k's top moments from 2013…

c's moment(s)
the skinny buddha has always taught me to live for those a'ha moments and remain positive through it all (the good/the bad). i think in my 25th year (this year, duh!) i did just that. i learned life is going to really challenge you, you're going to get your heart broken, but life has a way of figuring itself out AND you gotta smile through it all. weekend getaways with my fav people (you know who you are), meeting two guys (2 separate occasions, 2 different cities) who may be geographically undesirable but have changed me for the good (and one continues to), getting my heart (really) broken & realizing it had to in order to see what's ahead for me, accepting a new job (that i love), and moving into my own apartment for the first time. things may have not always gone my way through these moments, but i gotta say this has been one kick ass year of so many moments. #bringit2014 i've got a perma-smile on (and i'm gonna just keep swimming).

k's moment(s)
when the three of us started talking about our favorite moments from 2013, it was difficult to narrow it down to just one. rising to the challenge of a changing work environment, seeing my husband hold his niece for the first time, dancing through the crowds at lollapalooza, but a moment i'll never forget is hiking the pathway of the gods with my husband in the amalfi coast. this hike was truly symbolic of our year - a lot of uphill climbs with incredible reward. through every climb, we kept our heads up because we knew something spectacular was around the corner - and there truly was. there's nothing like rounding the corner in life and realizing what the challenge was all about. whether it was to prove how strong you are (physically/emotionally), challenging how far your can push your limits or just encouraging you to live a little outside your comfort zone. in the end, it's all worth it. so for 2014, i'll continue to take on the uphill climbs with a positive outlook... knowing that i'll be stronger when i come around the bend. 

cheers to everyone and may you have a happy new year!

k & c

(photos taken by k and k's husband)

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