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So Long 2019

In News on December 31, 2019 at 09:02

2019 will finish tonight. I am ready for it to go. The year that started up in the air (I was flying on New Year’s Eve), it was filled with unexpected events.

The biggest satisfactions came from the family: some had their first day of school, some graduated high school, grandma turned 90, I went on a short trip with my husband for the first time since we became parents, important conversations happened, and we all reunited to celebrate love over my cousin’s summer wedding.

Work was definitely bittersweet. I had the wonderful opportunity to join old and new projects who honored me with their trust. Between feelings of gratitude, nostalgia, and exhaustion, some went well, some not so much. I had important realizations and learned valuable lessons, professionally, personally and financially, and that made them all worth it. The proudest achievement was that I was able to complete the “In Our Thirties” manuscript with the help of my amazing editor Amy Schleunes, start the design and formatting phase and we will be launching this Spring 2020.

Health is in the works. We are all well at the moment, but we had our ups and downs with some scary moments in between. Finances need to get better, eye-opening lessons there too. Need to take better care of myself on both.

The hardest part of the year was losing people that I loved, admired, and I cared for. Each one of them touched me in a different and special way, and I am still learning from them and how to honor what they left.

As usual, my ambitious spirit is longing for more. But this one is over. Tomorrow will start again with renewed strength and hope.

Until then, love.

Thanks for reading,

Laura

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