Let me tell you about 2018.
For the past four years, sometime in the last week of December, I’ve made a list of ten songs that spoke to and shaped my year. Usually, I start with my Spotify Top Songs playlist, and figure out which songs I’ve listened to the most and why that was. But 2018 was a little bit of a different year for me. Losing a loved one is a difficult, deep low, and getting engaged is a wonderful, steep high. With so much going on, I got a little quieter this year. For 2019, though, I want more of my focus to be on words - consuming them, putting them down on paper, sharing them in this space, and creating space in my world to hear more from my people. So I thought for 2018’s end-of-year post, it was fitting that I share with you 10 songs whose lyrics, more than any others, gave me the words for my year that I didn’t have myself.
A few snapshots from winter break - spending Christmas with my fiance (!!!) for the first time, taking fun pictures with my sweet sister Ana, and with my brother, holding the memory bears our grandmother had made for us for Christmas out of our Grandfather’s clothes.