There are only a few hours left of 2011 and I cannot help but be in awe of how fast another year has flown by.
I am ending 2011 on a high note: Fresh off of a Christmas spent with the people I love the most and with plenty to celebrate. One of my sisters/best friend and her British gentleman were just engaged; I have a healthy and wonderfully happy nephew; I have strengthened relationships with old friends; built some awesome new friendships; I love my job and the town I live in; and my family is phenomenal… Life is good.
This year gave me a whole new perspective in many ways. Perhaps most notably, I made the shift out of school and into the “real world.” In retrospect, I think I allowed my student status to hold me back from doing a lot of things over the past few years. I have finally gotten back into doing some things that I let slide while I was hunched over my computer writing 20 page papers- playing soccer and volleyball, doing yoga, reading for pleasure, meditating, and- of course- watching random documentaries. I am taking charge of my life in a way that I should have long ago- and, as a result, I am feeling happier and more complete than I have in a very long time.
I know that I should reflect more on my year, but I am done living in the past- Lord knows I have wasted too much time overanalyzing things in my life. I am ready to live in the now and embrace whatever 2012 throws my way. Unless, those Mayans were right…
Assuming they aren’t- Happy New Year, all!!! I wish you a lovely night, a wonderful 2012, and I can only hope that you are eating cocktail weenies wrapped in crescent rolls and having a dance party to Ghostland Observatory like we are… or, you know, doing something equally awesome. Cheers!
PS- I have decided not to make any formal “resolutions” this year other than to continue to learn, grow, and be my best self. However, a certain someone (BRAD) told me that I need to update this blog more frequently. So, I will try to oblige, but only because he bought me the awesome Christmas gifts shown below:
Yes. I got a tomagotchi. It’s already died many times.
And a Buster mug. Huzzah! Coffee just got hilarious.
2 thoughts on “Cheers to a New Year!”
British? Yes. Gentleman? Hmmm. Anyway, happy new year to you, Kate! I’d like to echo Brad and say that I’d like to see you update this more; I like your writing.
I confess, “gentleman” is a bit of a stretch. It sounded more glamourous than words like “bloke” or “pervert.”
Oh, and thank you!