Here we go again.
Looking back on another year past and wishfully thinking on the new year that is almost upon us.
This time is always bittersweet to me.
It makes me happy to look through my old posts from the past year and let the memories rush back but then there is that sadness that, wow, this year is actually over and all those amazing times are now gone and only reside in our memories. Am I the only one that feels this way?
This past year has been an amazing one though.
Sure, there were rough patches with families, friends, and even a rocky part of our marriage but without those less than sparkly times we all wouldn't be in the places where we are now. Without coming off all mushy gushy, I can honestly say that I am incredibly happy and blessed in the place where I am now and I am thankful for that.
Bryan at a baby shower | Watching E grow | Birth of my nephew J | Our Honeymoon to the Caribbean | Packing up our old house | Celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary | BlogHer in NYC | My nephew G | Bought and moved into our first house | Craft fairs | Halloween | Beautiful fall | Fair | Decorating for the holidays | Christmas Village
Though I cherish all the experiences we had this year, the one that sticks out the most is when we finally were able to go on our Honeymoon to the Caribbean and celebrate our first year of marriage. Not only was it our first 'real' vacation together but it also allowed us to really reconnect with each other (in the bed and otherwise...lol)
But now it's time to look forward and create even better memories and put effort, love, and enthusiasm into a fresh new year.
I have a few goals that I would like to accomplish (quit smoking, lose weight, the usual...) but I'm more focused this new year on just 'being in the moment' more than I was this past year.
What does that really mean, you may ask.
Well, in a weird sense....for parts of this past year, I have just felt like I have been going through the motions where I was there but not really there with people and myself. This year though, I want to change that and actually be present and involved in all aspects of my life.
- I want to listen and love Bryan more.
- Spend more quality time with my family
- Reestablish connections with my blog friends/IRL friends
- Work more with my camera and improve my skills
- Focus on myself and become a healthier and happier me
It may seem like a cop out to not have any goals set in stone but that's your prerogative.
I just want to make this year better on all fronts, and even through the inevitable shitty times that will sprinkle in here and there, I'd like them to few and far between this year.
Cheers to the New Year!!!