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the past year

Over the past year — the 26th of my life — I have:

  • made my first trip to Africa, traveling to Tanzania and Zanzibar
  • quit my 9-5 day job and become a work-from-home freelance writer
  • served as part-time staff for 10 months at an after-school program in our neighborhood, where we took trips to see the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Red Sox, the Celtics, and Six Flags New England, among others.
  • spent time in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Texas, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
  • purchased a home
  • acquired a roommate
  • celebrated four years of marital bliss
  • enjoyed the company of numerous friends and family in our apartment and new home
  • seen more of our city and state than ever before
  • organized a 5K race in our community
  • represented our neighborhood at a local community development conference
  • made some wonderful new friends in our neighborhood, while rekindling some childhood friendships
  • begun hanging out with our neighborhood friends’ faith group
  • seen the Red Sox and Celtics return to the top of their respective sports and the Patriots suffer a monumental collapse with perfection on the line
  • lived, loved, laughed more than any other year of my life

Thanks to all of you who have contributed in big and small ways to this wonderful year!

Later this week: The significance of the quinciñera.