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To my father

I reflect upon the life of a man. He wasn’t a politician, a movie star, a scientist, or a doctor. He didn’t raise armies or make brilliant discoveries, didn’t fight for world peace, or have claim to any riches. He was a father, a son, a grandfather, a brother. My dad.

He taught me to always try to be kind, but to never fail to be smart. To follow my dreams, and to always, always do everything from a place of passion, love, and heart. I will always remember his smile and see the reflection of his eyes looking back at me when I look in the mirror. I will remember the good times, and the bad. I will remember his lessons. I will remember his love. And I will try to keep living my life and reaching for the heights that would make him proud.

It’s been a little over a week. I’ve looked at so many pictures, relived so many memories. I’m sad, frustrated, angry, and at a loss. Grief ebbs and flows. I remember silly stories at random, like the time you dressed up like your mother for Halloween, or how you’d always order your dessert with your meal. I remember moments, frozen in the flow of my memories; sitting on your shoulders to grab a peach from our backyard tree, learning how to drive, fishing together. Those ridiculous but delicious little “breakfast” sandwiches you make us on summer vacation. I miss you, dad. I miss hearing your voice on the phone. I miss getting your gardening advice. I miss the way you’d tell me to “just be careful” up here in NYC and how I’d roll my eyes. I miss your laughter.

I miss you. So much.

I love you, daddy.

Holy Crap Is It March??

It’s March. Um… wow.

A clear testament to how not internet savvy I still manage to be – I haven’t updated in a month! Well! There’s quite a bit to catch up on then. And it IS #FlashbackFriday right? So, here we go…

It’s been a pretty eventful last month.

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Happy New Year!

And so 2015 has come to an end, and 2016 has already begun! It was a relaxing heralding to the new year – being away from the big city in the small city of Eastport, Maine. Snow was on the ground, deer wandered the streets, the nights were cold, the air crisp. No phone service, limited internet. It was awesome.

I think we forget, sometimes, the need to unplug. To take a step back, look at the world around us, reflect, and just… be.

Meaghan Bloom Fluitt - Fly

Just Be. Feel. Fly. -Meaghan Bloom Fluitt

There’s more to be said. Lots to do (did you make any resolutions? Goals? Dreams?). It will come. For now… just take a deep breath.

2016 – here we go.