Dear 2010,

I had high hopes that we would have a wonderful time together.  For the first few months, things were going along fairly well.  I was enjoying our winter and then you had to go and throw a bit of heartache my way.  I seem to remember crying for about two weeks straight but then I decided it was time to move on.

In May, a trip to NYC to see the Dalai Lama brought me back to center and I knew things could only get better.  The summer brought trips to the beach in Florida and California and a reminder that I need more time with the ocean.

Ah September, after May, you are my favorite month.  This year brought a trip to Maine with my BFF, where we ate some of the best food ever, including a lobster roll that was to die for.  Then it was off to New Hampshire and Squam Art Workshops.  Squam is where I can explore my creative side and where every year I connect with like minded souls.  This year was super fun with Band Camp at Squam and the ukulele concert.  How do you top that?  Well…you go to the Squam by the Sea!  I know I’ve said this before but that time in the Outer Banks was a transformative experience.  During my time by the sea, I connected with the most amazing, beautiful souls and we each held open our hearts and shared an experience that still has us all glowing.  Conversations around a bonfire or the kitchen island and some late into the night, where we opened up more than I think most of us expected.

I can’t stop gushing about that time by the sea because on one afternoon sitting in the sun, I wrote my intention to find love.  I knew he was out there and would find me and he would possess the qualities I was looking to find and I knew it would be soon.  I didn’t realize it would happen a week later!

So 2010, you’ve provided a lot of good experiences and some great ones!  I had plans to move across the country, but you threw me a curve ball that has me thinking of just moving into a house nearby.  2011 has a lot to live up to and I know there will ups and downs but I have a feeling that you, 2010, have laid the foundation for a new year full of great experiences to come.

Thanks for a great ride, even if it was a little bumpy along the way!

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5 Responses to Reflections

  1. kelly says:

    oh the places we go….can’t wait to see where 2011 takes us.
    so much love for you.

  2. Swirly says:

    I am so excited to see what 2011 has in store for you and me and us!

  3. elizabeth says:

    ohhhhh Melissa– SO much goodness has rolled in and I am so so so glad for you. And so glad that you see that YOU created it, YOU allowed it, YOU manifested all of it.

    yippeeee-KAY-ay, baby!!!

    oxooxox, E

  4. OH YEA. Hell yea. What a roller-coaster, with so many highs and a whole lot of love. E is right, yippeeeee-KAY-ay YAY, baby. Can’t wait to be with you in 2011 and see what unfolds…

  5. Jennifer says:

    melissa this post brought a great big smile to my face. so happy for all the beauty that you created in 2010. beauty is radiating from you my dear girl. so happy that our paths crossed again in nc ~ being by the sea really was a magical experience. I am looking forward to all the goodness that will unfold in 2011 for you. xoxo

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