Year Two.

Truth be told, just between you and me, passing our one-year anniversary was significant to Jeanne and I for a number of reasons.  The first, most obviously, was for that very sweet moment where we looked at each other early Friday morning and acknowledged the hard work of the previous 364 days.  And secondly, knowing we had plowed successfully through a full calendar year was actually quite satisfying for two people given naturally toward self-doubt. But what I was looking forward to the very most was the implication that our one-year anniversary would impart some sort of amazing knowledge about plans for our second year.  And you know what?  It totally didn't show up.  I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

I found myself working on several PJP related agenda items today and feeling a little unsure about everything.  EVERYTHING.  I think this is where a business professional might suggest a strategic business planning session with the endgame of writing goals for the year.  Except I could only listen to Angus and Julia Stone cover songs while I rested my head on a completely blank piece of paper and tried to sort out everything in my mind.  (I'm pretty sure Martha Stewart was doing the exact same thing today.  Except she probably listens to nature soundtracks and makes her own paper from wood pulp from her backyard and then whittled her own pencil.  I DIGRESS.)

And in the end, the only legit goal for the coming year that I could really get behind was, well...


An amazing local designer, Gillian Tracey sketched up this image up for us not long ago and immediately, Jeanne and I became smitten seriously and completely IN LOVE.


You all.  YOU ALL.  It grabs everything I think about when I think of PJP V. 2.0 Year Two.  I feel like I need a solid paragraph or two here that tells you what it means and why I love it so very much, but it is completely self-explanatory.  This picture is, actually, worth a thousand PJP-related words...and I couldn't be happier.

I can't think of a better symbol to use as we roll into our second year.  And at any rate, it is way more fun to look at than a 40 page long-term strategic goal planning document.