Today is Yule, and I couldn't be more excited. My tree is decorated, my homemade libations (and hot chocolate bombs for little ones) were gifted out, and my mind is full of good memories from the year. While the pandemic drastically changed the fabric of all of our lives, small ripples of hope and better intentions appeared. Sometimes it takes something dramatic to show us what is truly important, where we are unhappy, and what direction we need to move to be the best versions of ourselves.
As I prepare to celebrate tonight I am pleased to let my brain drift over my favorite moments from this year. I was lucky enough to discover new places, revisit places I adore, enjoy nature, go out of state, cook some amazing food, try my hand at creative projects, spend nights under the stars, and so many other wonderful things.
Here's a quick look at a few of the moments I will cherish forever. Thank you for making this year special, to those of you that were such a huge part of my life.