Let me begin by first wishing everyone a wonderful first day of 2019! I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve with whoever you spent it with. I suspect many of you, like me, are returning to work tomorrow. Is anyone else wishing they could have just one more day off work? I know I am!
So I had a wonderful New Year’s Eve with my family. We all met in Charlottesville, Va., to see the UVa Cavaliers play basketball. I know, I know…what girls like sports??? Well, my sister, our cousin and I do and we are all big UVa fans. We got to watch a great basketball game together. The kids just had a ball too, which made everything that much more special. After the game, we went and had an amazing dinner and then just all sat around together talking, catching up and enjoying our cocktails until the ball dropped at midnight. We were all asleep very shortly after that.
It was hard to say good bye to everyone this morning. I have seen so little of my family over the past few years that I just didn’t want to leave them. I miss seeing my family like I used to.
I wish I could say that 2019 was off to a rockin’ start and that everything went perfectly today. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Now, I am not taking away from the wonderful time I had with my family. Sadly though, before I left to drive home, my sister pulled me aside to talk with me about my sister-in-law.
As many of you know, I wrote a very difficult letter to my sister in law back in May telling her about my transition. I put a great deal of time and energy into the letter as I wanted to be as heartfelt, honest and informative as possible. Up to this point, my sister in law had never responded to my letter in any way, nor would she discuss me with anyone in the family…choosing to walk out of a room if my name was even mentioned.
I’m not ready to go into a details at this point, but according to my sister, a cousin broached the topic of my transition with my sister in law over the holidays and apparently, the conversation did not go well. I am still processing a lot of what was shared with me and have spent a significant portion of my day thinking on this conversation. I am sure I will talk about it more later. I will just say…what my sister shared with me took some of the luster out of New Year’s Day.
This one will be a hard one to discuss…but I will get around to it. Just not sure when yet.
I’ve tried to make the most of the day in spite of this and I have smiled a great deal thinking about the almost 24 hours I got to spend with some of my favorite family members. I did say I was going to try to focus on the positives, right?
Only 364 more days to go…
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Luane’s World – Without You, mirror & Computer prop
Hetton Barn Conversion
Hydrangea Bunch – Wine
Period Fireplace – Black
// Fresno Rug // Dark
long sheer curtains
Lively Labs :: Family Bed
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snowberries in vase . wood
Fairytale Mirror Silver
holiday twig vase
Tuscany Winery Bottle Single