Hello Everyone! Did you all have a nice holiday break? Lots of friends, family and downtime? I know I did!
Can I just say how glad I am 2011 is over? Usually I’m not big on the whole “new year, new beginnings!” thing (I save that sort of sparkly-fresh optimism for my birthday) but I really feel great about this year. If 2011 was the year of being stuck, 2012 will be the year of moving forward: in my life, in my goals, in my faith, in my marriage. I can feel it.
Already things are off to a great start. We spent New Years Eve solidifying new friendships and meeting new people – quite a departure from our usual routine of a low-key night with dear old friends or chaperoning the high school lock-in. New Years Day was spent lounging around, eating hors d’oeuvres that I did not cook and drinking endless mimosas with my hubby and a new very dear friend who has just come into our lives in this last year. A got a deal from one of our favorite B&B’s for sixty percent off their best room in January, so we’re going away before tax season starts instead of waiting until after. A’s been working near-tax season hours since last October, so this get away feels so necessary it’s not even funny. We are currently eating like paupers so we can live like kings while we’re away, and I cannot wait.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions (again, something I save for my birthday), but I want to try and cross fifteen things off of The List this year. That’s more than half of what’s left to do, leaving me with ten things to cross off once I turn 29. Hey, I figure aim high, so that if I don’t meet my goal I’ll still be close to done. Plus, some of the things on The List (numbers 14 and 19, I’m looking at you) will greatly limit my free time and attention once they’re crossed off, and I don’t want them to get in the way of getting the rest of The List accomplished.
So I am looking forward to a pretty great new year, and I can’t wait to share it with you. So I wanna know: what are you looking forward to in 2012?