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New Year, New Beginnings… Part III

Once again, a New Year is upon us. Time for me to choose a new header/banner, for the year 2012. Just as I choose a single word that best describes the prior year that passed, I also pick a new banner to use for the coming year. I enjoy reflecting back on the prior years’ words and banners, specifically for their powerful meaning to me.

In 2008 I wasn’t blogging yet, so no banner – but my word for that year was Monumental.

It’s not by accident that my first banner below included so many mountains.
2009 Banner:

My word of 2009 was Colorful.

The next piece below is made up of five of my most favorite things.
2010 Banner:

My word of 2010 was Serene.

The below shot is a panoram I took while staying at the beach last New Years.
2011 Banner:

My new word for 2011… drum roll please…

My word of 2011 is Transitional.

It was hard to find a word for 2011. When I finally ran across transitional, I knew I didn’t need to look any further.

I’m finding the end of 2011 to be this huge reflection pool, of this year as well as years prior. In late Spring I moved from my humble abode of three years, the place where I started my new life in 2008. It took some adapting to learn to live with someone again, since Keith and I had both been living alone for so long.

It didn’t take long at all. Where I live now is home in every sense of the word. Hard to explain, except that I feel like I’ve always lived there. Whenever Keith and I are together, everything just seems so easy. Of course life will always have it’s trials and tribulations – but it just seems easy. If that makes any sense.

So on to a brand new year. Nearly four years later, I can finally breathe that long-awaited sigh and say… this butterfly has completed her journey. And what a journey it’s been.

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10 responses

  1. You have nice headers. Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued help in 2012.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    • Thank you, Cocomino – and Happy New Year to you as well! :)

      December 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  2. Mom~

    Love the new banner .. it’s so YOU :-)

    December 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

    • Haha, thanks Mom. I thought the addition of the butterfly from my original avatar was a nice touch. :)

      December 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  3. completed – hope that does not mean you are no longer blogging. Come to think of it, I don’t have a header. Must look into that.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:05 am

    • Oh, not at all Carl, although I have posted less frequently the last few months. Happy New Year! :)

      December 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  4. Elena

    Beautiful!

    December 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

    • Thanks E – Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

      December 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  5. Happy New year! Love the new banner, I need to steal your skills as I want a new one. I hope 2012 is amazing for you!

    January 3, 2012 at 8:11 am

  6. Thanks so much, Vix. It’s from our July trip to Grandfather mountain, I found it fitting and like that it shows me from behind. :) I hope 2012 brings you much joy and happiness!!

    January 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

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