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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reflect

I've been thinking about 2010 a lot over the last month and have been drawing a blank about what to say. This doesn't happen to me often; I can usually find something to say about almost anything. Maybe that's not right- I can find things to say, but it isn't what I want to come out. That is more accurate. My thoughts are scattered and trying to reign them in and pick the right words to describe what I am thinking is escaping me. I was looking over a few years of blog posts when I looked to the side of my blog and noticed this quote again:

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt

Dallas and I have lived this quote this past year. Whether it has been through tough classes, or tough races, we have both taken risks and won some glorious triumphs of our own. We have been able to watch some people that are living in that gray twilight that T.R. is speaking about, and I know that I would rather fail, and fail hard, than live in that place where there is no growth.

2010 was a good, hard, emotionally trying, physically rewarding, laughing, loving year.
How grateful we are to be together as we face 2011- ready for any challenges and triumphs that await us.

4 comments:

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

Awesome! Love you guys. I am determined to make 2011 the best year yet!!!

sNick said...
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sNick said...

I love this. I've had people tell me in the past that I shouldn't get my hopes up too high. I would rather see my hopes dashed into million pieces (and sometimes it has felt that way) than never hope at all. You have a fighter's spirit, Amy. Don't ever let it go.

Clayton And Leslee Family said...

Amylee you inspire me! What a great year 2010 was! and SHOOT....2011 is Gonna ROCK OUR SOCKS OFF!! In Arizona Baby!! Man I can't even go a minute with out thinking RAGNAR!! The addiction re surfaces!
Love you and your cute family! Even if they are covered in Poop.....I may not hug them but I still love them :)