Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012, I'm ready for you.

2011. It was the best at times. It was the worst at times.


I have much to be thankful for, but boy am I ready for a new year. Interestingly enough, 2011 began and ended with a family hike to Red Rocks. 


New Year's Hike on Jan 1, 2011 with these adorable people.
Baby Brother's Birthday Hike on Dec 30, 2011.


I can't tell if I'm just ready for 2011 to be over or for 2012 to begin. 


Call me quirky, but I'm even excited that "Twenty-Twelve" is an alliteration. Call it the year of alliteration.


Maybe that's why 2011 was such a flat year. 2011 is so cumbersome to say. "Twenty. Eleven." 


5 syllables. No alliteration. 


And then there was the conundrum of shortening the year. Do you say "Oh, Eleven" or just "Eleven"? What does one do? Let's just be glad these problems are coming to an end.


"Twenty-Twelve" has all the right elements of being a great year. Not only is it an alliteration, but since it's only 3 syllables there is no confusion about shortening it. "Twenty-Twelve" just rolls off the tongue. 


Like any great "Eve", today I'm full of anticipation. 
No resolutions. No checklists, just hope. 


Hope that 2012 will be full of love, hope, joy, grace, laughter, risk taking, kindness, beautiful art, long runs, writing without worry, speaking with kindness, wisdom, listening, friendship, forgiveness, yummy things, relinquishment, provision, trust, and, of course, lots and lots of alliterations. 


Happy 2012 to you!

4 comments:

Rob said...

To you too Lay! We love you!!

heathorock said...

you too! woo hoo twenty-twelve!

travelingseeds said...

Like! (since there's no button for that ;) )

Teri said...

Right back at ya! I'm going to love that alliteration. Hadn't realized it - glad you pointed it out. :)

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