So long 2014! (a year in pictures)

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.

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Happy 2015 everyone!

Here’s a bit of an overview of the year in photos:

 

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Before So into it On our way

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Charlie and Josh in Noordhoek Grrrr! Walking in the Gem Stones LJ contemplating the world The gang Peek-a-boo!

My guys Happy girls OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Girls OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Home and beardless

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4 Comment

  1. Proud to say I live in Cape Town, and so glad to see our fair area captivated in such loving photos. So much of it looks very familiar, and I’m reminded daily why I should continue playing the tourist while I’m at home and not roaming across our beautiful world. I read over all the posts you made while here, and then beyond. Your family is amazing, and I hope you continue making more trips just like it for years to come!

    1. Thanks, Luke! Your comments really made my morning. I’m just sad that we don’t get to be in Cape Town right now. It’s -27’C with the wind chill here in Montreal!

  2. Yikes! Well it’s been a busy year so far here, I think when it’s cold there, is just about when our hot season and all our tourists come over, so it keeps my family hopping for sure. Not certain I’d be quite so good as you all seem to be in the snow, so I’ll just let you keep it 😉

  3. This is a nice post .. and I guess its time for a similar one for 2015. Would wait .
    🙂

    I also plan to do one for my Blog.
    http://footprintsforever.com

    Samit

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