Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two years.

I'm sitting here on the couch tonight, while Ty is asleep next to me. 
Hurricane Sandy has taken our power but we are thankful to only have strong winds & rain in this 
part of New York. Scarlett is sound asleep in her room. It took her awhile to settle down tonight. 
I sang to her and gently stroked her little arm as she gazed up at me. Her tired eyes blinking sleepily. 
And then she drifted into slumber. I'm sure that she could sense the storm.  
We have been so busy this past week with moving plans. Now, as I take a few minutes to write this blog post by candle light, 
I feel content. Blogging is often a stress reliever for me.

A place where I can take a few minutes to ponder things going on in our life. Just to get them down in writing is therapeutic. 
Since starting this blog 10 months ago, I have gotten to know myself better. 
As I look back at past posts, it has reminded me how far I've come in a short time. It has allowed me to become a better person. 
I love that about this little space.
Tonight, I am thinking about how much different my life is now from a couple years ago. 
Two years ago, I was a working girl who dressed for business everyday. 
I was dating an amazing new guy who I was lucky to have found. We were head over heels for each other and spent all of 
our free time together. I remember the first few moments of him.....
You can read my diary excerpts here and here.

 When I wasn't with him, I was out with the girls. 
I had just bought my first house and I was pleased with how life had unexpectedly turned around for me. I had no idea that a year and a half later, I would be living in New York, engaged and raising a baby girl. 
And here I stand...Where will I be in two years from now? 
One thing I do know is that I'll be married. Still sounds strange to me. Other than that, I'm not really sure. 
Will we have another little one on our hands? 
Will we be in a different state or settle in New York? What will I be doing for work? 
The possibilities are really endless. These thoughts give me motivation to reach out for things that I want. 
I want to be doing things today that will help me a year from now....two years from now.

Two years seems so far away and yet it goes by in the blink of an eye. 
Today, I am starting on things that I want to accomplish in the next two years. I will face my fears and just go for the things that I want. 
I'm going to love harder than I did two years ago. I'm going to live stronger. I'm going to try longer.  
Two years.  A lot can happen in two years.

What do you want to accomplish in the next two years?
Also, My prayers go out to all of those that were affected by Sandy.

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  1. You're so beautiful! Glad that you aren't being hit too hard by the storms. This was a beautiful post. Isn't it awesome that there is something in blogging that helps bring about the better in us. I've found that true as well.
    Sounds like your life is headed in an amazing direction. I'm so excited for you!

  2. We were spared by Sandy here in RI...thankfully, just a few hours without power. I love this post, it's amazing how keeping a diary of your life can help you look back and reflect, it can help you see how far you have come and how far you have to go. Have a wonderful day

    xoxo andrea

  3. beautiful Lauren, time does truly pass by in the blink of an eye. Glad to see that the past two years have done you well.

  4. Beautiful post, again...I absolutely adore how you write...very poignant.

    Savor each moment, each good and bad one.

  5. Two years seems like such a long time thinking about it right now....but really, it goes by in a blink of an eye! Two years ago, I was eagerly planning my wedding. Now I can hardly remember not being married! :P

  6. Happy two years, Lauren!! It's amazing where time takes us - all the lessons we learn...all the growing we do...all the strength we gain! I wish you and your family many more beautiful years ahead! Xoxox
    Hope you had a wonderful Halloween

  7. First off, the two pics are completely awesome..especially the first one!
    I am in NY as well and thank god ok..my family on S.I. is dealing with a completely wrecked community..but they are safe!
    2 years...well my youngest one will just be starting school so I will be on the verge of a whole new life change..hopefully I will start using my Masters degree again , since I am still paying for it!
    Sheree xxx

  8. Your photography is stunningly beautiful. I could look at it all day.

    I also keep a journal and it's amazing to see the transformation and lessons learned. We are all on a path and should never forget how far we've come.

    Beautiful post all around.

  9. Very artistic photos.
    Glad you and your family are OK and together. Must be hard on the little ones. I couldn't imagine.

    Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  10. Congrats on the milestone lady! Glad to hear that things weren't too bad for you guys. Such an awful storm!


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