A year of extreme highs and lows. A 40th birthday. An ailing parent. Crazy, and I do mean crazy weather here in NY. New friendships forged in stone, some older friendships slipping away. A perfect summer vacation visiting friends and family in Seattle. An end to our relationship with our nanny of 6 years and facing the unknown of juggling school-as childcare with work schedules. A 5 month intense working stint at a big advertising agency (first – and last – time for everything). And at the end of every year I look back and feel like I got away with another year of freelancing, my 9th, working mostly on my terms and I wonder if I’ll be that lucky again the next year.
This was a hard post to write. 2010 was hard so in the end I just kept it simple. I can use a little less drama in 2011. But the one constant I see when I take a look back at all the photos of our year is the relationship that the girls have with each other, that sisterly bond. I can see it in the photos. No matter what year it is, I hope that never changes.