It seems like only yesterday I started this blog. I was going through all my posts recently to find one from 2010 that someone had asked me about and I guess never really took stock of all the writing I had done here. I used to be so much better at this ( writing stuff down and reading the works of others). It makes me feel a little sad inside.
It's like 2014 just popped into existence; out of nowhere, without years of preparation. I'll be 30 this year. And while 2013 seemed to fizzle fast, I was happy to welcome this new year. The truth is, I have been preparing for January 1 for a while now. I have set up some very firm goals for eating healthy, exercising, work, budgeting my money, and scheduling my time.
This is due in large part to the fact that my sister will be married in just four months. And since her wedding is sure to be a major milestone of the year, (I am so happy for her!) planning is in full swing. And that's the thing about weddings, they force you to plan your heart out. So you see, I have been thinking about 2014 very thoroughly since October, coordinating schedules, writing notes, setting reminders, planning for time off, and setting aside time to be with my sister and my family. My friend Tracy once told me weddings were a good idea because there is something magical about seeing everyone you love together in one room. And that is a thought definitely worth clinking my glass to.
So while I celebrated New Year's Eve without my family, I was definitely cheers-ing to them in my heart.
Cheers to 2014!
*I did celebrate NYE with this champagne clutch from Kate Spade, champagne lip gloss from Juicy Couture, a bottle of Moet, new shoes from Charlotte Olympia (only $200 at Neiman Marcus Last Call!), and sequin nails by Ciate.