December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
My response: I had to think about this one for a little bit but it finally came to me!! The moment I felt most alive this year happened while we are at Lake of the Woods. My husband, sister, and parents were at the cottage/island of family friends and between the 8 of us we put on a $900 fireworks show (I blogged about back in September). My husband and my sister's boyfriend organized and set-off the firework show and we got to sit back and enjoy as they shot off the dock over the lake. It was unbelievable. We had at least 2 going off at a time and many had 50+shots so they sky was filled with fireworks and we could here them echoing back at us. At one point we could hear cheering coming from somewhere down the lake because our show was so spectacular. The air was crisp and smelled like smoke from the fireworks. The part where I think I felt most alive was just after one of the 100 shot fireworks tipped over in the barrel and started shooting back toward us over our heads. I remember jumping up and knocking my sister's glass of wine all over her as I dove behind my mom's lawn chair because I thought they were coming right for us. Nobody else was too concerned besides me and my sister but I remember that each time we thought it as over another series of loud crackling fireworks would shoot over our heads. Our hearts were pounding as we laughed and laughed over how I spilled all of her wine in my attempts to save myself and get out of the way when we weren't really in any dangers. It was so good to be with my family, and Lake of the Woods is my favourite place to be!!
Do you have a moment where you felt most alive this year? I'd love to hear it!!