2017, A Year in Review

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Of surprise to absolutely nobody, I cried on New Year's Eve. I cried because (I always do?) parts of this year were really trying. For so many people in this country, and for this country, but also for me, for us. At times it felt like 2017 was stretching us like crazy, bending us over the knee for a solid beating. Merciless, 2017. But other times, most times, it was so exquisitely beautiful. I cried because it was a year filled with so much love, so much joy. So often in 2017 I'd feel a pit in my stomach. I don't deserve this life. I am so, so grateful for this life. 2017 made me stronger, better and kinder, and ready to throw myself into 2018 with everything I've got.

Every January I go through the millions of photos we've taken during the year, back up my hard drive and make a photo album. Every year this involves artistically breathtaking renditions of all four letter words I know, and every year, once it's all in, I sit there completely taken aback at all of it. I always feel so overwhelmed with emotion at all of the blessings and beauty in our lives. We have such sweet families, friends we love as fiercely as family, and a love and respect for each other I will never take for granted. I'm so happy, lucky and proud of this life because of those things.

Thank you for stopping by here and following along. For visiting my corner of the internet and letting me share/document a portion of my life with you. A few of my favorite photos from this humdinger of a year below.

P.S. Year in review posts are my favorite. Check out 2016201520142013!

△ January 



△ February 



△ March 





△ April 


△ May 





△ June 







△ July 

△ August 

△ September 

△ October 


△ November 





△ December 

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