The Year of the Luz: 2011

December 29, 2011

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January: I do yoga in snow boots at 10,000 feet.

February: I check off an item on my bucket list by participating in my first flash mob.

March: My daughter asks if she’s a bastard. With the help of my readers, I’m able to answer her.

April: My mother-in-law, Grandma Marshmallow, dies.

May: I struggle with mindfulness and put Perfect Moment Mondays on temporary hiatus.

June: I write vaguely about a really really really hard time.

July: While visiting Civil War battlefields, I face conflict of my own.

August: Ayurveda becomes part of my lifestyle.

September: I attend and speak at an open adoption conference and revel in being with like-minded people.

October: A girl from high school dies and I didn’t get to have a long-awaited conversation with her.

November: I am asked to tell the story of another girl I barely knew in high school. I had no idea back then how adoption had affected her life.

December: Through diary entries, I make a loooooooong awaited announcement about what Crystal and I will be doing in 2012.

So long, 2011. Thanks for all the gifts you brought. We had some good times, we had some bad times, but the point is we had time. I am surrounded by people I love and who love me. I have fulfilling and purposeful work. I get to move deeper into my yoga practice and enjoy coffee and wine and chocolate and good food and good company.

As I wrote dozens of times in my actual paper journal this year: Life is good.

Looking forward to meeting you, 2012.

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a December 29, 2011 at 7:39 am

That’s a bit of a rollercoaster year! Hoping 2012 is a little more smooth and easy…


lostintranslation December 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

I drink (well, a non-alcoholic cocktail my dad is hopefully gonna make me once he arrives later today) to that!


Claire December 29, 2011 at 10:54 am

Happy New Year! Congrats on the forthcoming book. I don’t blog anymore, so I’m a bit behind!


m. December 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I really liked how you approached the summary of your (eventful) year, and your outlook for 2012 (that means you just might see a familiar pattern over at my place. I’ve been struggling with how to summarize a year that, like you said, was a mix of good and bad times).

Dear 2012, I welcome you with open arms and open heart.


Baby Smiling In Back Seat December 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Imagining the blog post that will appear one year from now, Luz 2012:
January: I worked on my book
February: I worked on my book
March: I worked on my book
April: I worked on my book
May: I worked on my book
June: I worked on my book
July: I worked on my book
August: I worked on my book, oh crap it is due soon
September: I worked on my book and tried hard to finish but didn’t quite
October: Worked on my book more
November: I turned in my book
December: Phew!

Hope that 2012 brings only good things to the Luz family.


Lavender Luz December 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm

You know me so well!



JoAnne Bennett December 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

You forgot to say how many lives you touched in positive and encouraging ways in 2011 ♥


St. Elsewhere December 30, 2011 at 6:15 am

I realize that I have been around to read those things, and recall those events that you have mentioned. I may not always have left words of support or yay, but I have been around.

I am going to second what BabySmiling said….and I sure hope the book will turn out fantastic.



loribeth January 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Wishing you many good things for 2012. : )


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