“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
One day, not too long ago, I came to the realization that my values had always been handed to me by the religion that I followed or the people in my life that I looked up to.
At that same time I began to question if values that are given to you in a list can really be claimed as your values at all. That realization forced me to sit down and define what exactly it is that I believe away from all influence.
We walked out of our hostel just as the sky began to weep.
It was our first day in Paris and we were weary from a long day of traveling.
This is the first time that I’ll be looking back on my personal moments from the year in this public kind of way. I’ve always kept the year in review posts strictly business. However, as the blog and my business have changed to be more in depth and authentic, it feels appropriate to share more of these sort of things. I’ve written this for myself for years now. I always look back and ask myself the same questions:
As I was reviewing my year this year I decided that I’d like to share my ‘what happened’ with you and maybe, just maybe you’ll respond with a few of yours as well, ’cause curious minds (my curious mind) need to know!
1. My Granny Burroughs passed away.
This was monumental for me because it was the first person that has passed since I’ve been old enough to understand it. I was able to understand the value that she brought to the world in a way that helped me to want to bring my own value to the world. My mom, my brother, and I took a road trip down to Florida to be there for the funeral. It was sweet for me that we were able to make it a really fun trip even though the circumstances were hard. That’s a gift that we as a family have had for as long as I can remember. The ability to make the best out of the worst.