Looking back on the year: September, October, November, December


These were months when I was reminded over and over again of how swiftly time flies (even more than usually reminded, that is).  I joined my friend Allison in a new series, This is Adolescence, which I kicked off writing about eleven.  Grace started running cross-country and turned twelve.  I wrote about Whit’s imminent tenth birthday and the things I want him to know.

Some of my favorite posts:

Time, and a Map of What Matters

This is 40: the Thick, Hot Heart of Life’s Pageant

Time Folds Like an Accordion

State Championships

Ten Things I Want my Ten Year Old Son to Know

I shared a quote weekly.  One of my favorites was:

There would seem to be nothing more obvious, more tangible and palpable than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness of life lies in that fact. – Milan Kundera

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  1. Posted December 31, 2014 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    oh yes- the present moment. Always elusive, always more powerful than we realize. Happy 2015.

  2. Posted December 31, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Agreed. The present moment is elusive. I need to become much more aware of being in the moment. Thanks for sharing this. Yes, loved your ‘Time Folds Like an Accordion’ post. Happy New Year!

  3. Posted December 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Lindsey: Your essay on turning 40 resonated so much since I celebrated that milestone last year.

    I look forward to learning more from you in 2015. As always, your writing pushes me toward that elusive present moment. xo

  4. Posted December 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    There’s still four hours left in this year and I’m already welling up. You get it, right? Looking forward to more of your words in 2015. Happy New Year. xo