2014 was one hell of a year.
I wouldn’t say that it was a great year, but one of learning, of massive change and of serious growing pains. I’m thankful for all that we’ve come through as a family, and that I’ve learned as an individual. I’m glad of the time we got to spend in South Africa, reconnecting with friends and family and taking stock of what we have and what we want. I’m glad of the friends I have in Canada, who make living in this cold climate more than just bearable.
There are many things I wish about my life: that I was further along in my career; that I wasn’t worried about our finances; that we could just take off and explore the world. But at the same time I love my partner and have two beautiful, extraordinary children. We have a comfortable life in Montreal, albeit an insecure one. We live by the choices we’ve made, and I’m happy to stick with them, knowing that even if we’re only scraping by, at least we’re not bored and resigned to mediocrity.
I saw a post a few days ago that really resonated with me, and I choose to live my life this way.
Happy 2015 everyone!
Here’s a bit of an overview of the year in photos: