so, this year I didn’t make any resolutions. per se.
2014 was amazing + really could be called “the year of the wedding”. it may just be me, but when you’re planning a wedding [especially two; a destination + hometown] your free time + thoughts revolve around just that. I feel like I accomplished so much and so little. most of what I worked for in 2014 could be summarized into 8 days. [7 for our wedding in the dominican republic + 1 for our hometown reception]. the rest of the year was not a wash though. the highlights: marrying [J], adopting a kitten, purchasing a car, & moving into a new place.
now that we’re married and our days of planning a wedding are behind us, we can get back to focusing on life. so that’s my resolution for 2015, making it the best year yet by taking advantage of every moment + developing myself. I want to become a student again. not by enrolling in school, but by learning + studying regularly. turning the unknown in the known. refusing to be satisfied with the skills I’ve already developed, but by developing them further + adding on to my repertoire of expertise. just to name a few: I want to learn calligraphy, enhance my photography skills, take a photo-editing course, and further develop my social media skills. when you’re in school, you’re constantly expanding your knowledge. some may apply + some may not, but you’re developing. when you enter the “real world,” it’s easy to become complacent in one job with a fixed skill set. I have not + will not be satisfied with that.
cheers to making 2015 the best year yet!
[get the “this will be the best year yet” printable here].
hello all. we have made it to the second friday of 2014. I’d say so far so good, but there is something about the start of a new year that makes me want to achieve more. as soon as possible. I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with tasks and lazy, all at the same time.
if that makes sense. on that note, let me share four takeaways from my week.
1 // wedding planning has been consuming my thoughts lately. [J] & I have secured the major details
or so I thought. but it appears there are many more facets to this occasion than my brain had even considered. I also can’t believe how far in advance everything must be done, especially if your wedding is in the ever popular fall season. now I make up for lost time, and quick. [side note: I could not be happier to have an involved fiance. he wants to help. and I am gladly accepting it. co-planners].
2 // I have puppy fever. the rational side of me knows this is
crazy not the right time [see above]. there is way too much going on in our lives right now to throw a puppy into the mix. but the irrational larger side of me thinks puppies are always a good idea. just maybe, we can give ourselves a wedding gift [ahhem: a sweet little golden retriever].
3 // organizing. have you ever gathered every random piece of paper & folder from around your house and piled them on your dining room table, only to look at the overwhelming stack and think ..hm, I don’t have time for all that. maybe later. and then later becomes next week. that’s where I am right now. and I need to stop with the later, so today it is. Iheart Organizing has great tips + tricks for tackling the paper piles.
4 // if I make + stick to one ‘resolution’ this year, I want it to be ..every single night when I go to bed, I want to know I accomplished as much as I possibly could that day. and go to sleep with a clear, satisfied mind. hefty goals much? shoot for the stars.
I hope your year is off to a roaring start!
have an amazing weekend.
start 2014 on the right foot ..
at the gym with a champagne toast!!