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The Last Day of 2014

I slid out of bed at 6:00 am this morning to organize the family and get ready for an excellent day of skiing. However, a  discovery was made as my husband opened the ski locker to begin loading our skis onto the back of the truck.

He had a terrified look on his face  “We forgot your boots.”

The only thing he had to pack for this trip was the ski equipment. I was annoyed.

“You forgot my boots?”

A quiet “Yes.”

If there is one thing you should know about me is  am picky about the way my downhill ski boots fit and most women’s ski boots have been designed for tiny calf less Swiss women. I am an east coast Celtic mutt built to grow potatoes on a farm and the thought of skiing in anything but my own boots is unnerving.

“We could rent you boots for the next couple of days.”

I shuddered imagining  the blood circulation being cut from my legs, tears of discomfort, a few choice swear words, and  rolling down the Mountain on my head in utter defeat.

I took a breath and decided to hang back at the condo. It really wasn’t that hard of a decision.

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I am  alone for the first time in two weeks. The last day of 2014 is not one of skiing down the hill and inhaling the beautiful mountain views.  It is  enjoying the silence and having the time just to be creative.

Most of the morning I have been sipping coffee, gazing out at the Rockies, and writing in my journal.

It has been glorious!

I could not think of a better way to spend the last day of 2014! As I reflect on this past year it is gaining the knowledge that life always throws a few unexpected surprises at us and it is how we roll with the small or large inconveniences that makes each day an adventure.

So as 2014 comes to an end I just wanted to wish each an every one of you  many days of  adventure, joy and laughter in 2015!

Happy New Year! Is it too early to pop the champagne?



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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

25 replies

  1. Happy New Year! I would have been peeved about the boot thing too, but I’m glad it gave you some “you” time. Sometimes it takes a happy accident to force ourselves to enjoy the moment.

  2. It’s never too early to pop the champagne (or open the bottle of wine). I kind of think you got lucky… A few hours alone sounds heavenly! Wishing you a very happy new year! I hope that 2015 is filled with only good things!

  3. I enjoy reading your blog, recently discovered since you kindly “twitter tweet tweeted” me (or is it “followed”). Your experiences are so different to ours in California, so they are a revelation!!

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