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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet To Come
This post title was inspired by this Frank Sinatra song... because it wouldn't be right to end 2013 on Summer Wind without a little Frank!

A year feels long, but so short at the same time. I look back on 2013 and I am shocked by how much I have grown. I am also shocked by how quickly 2013 came and went. I remember thinking at many times throughout the year that I wish I could just press pause on life!!! It's hard to believe that in just 4 short months, I will turn 24... yeah, I really need that pause button now. 

I'd like to think that I'm not one for resolutions. I think one should always be working harder to be a better person, not just as the clock strikes midnight and days passed mark another calendar year. Instead of resolutions, I will call these goals. I have many goals for 2014, but my biggest? To savor life. I need to remember the little things, the happy moments, because it's all going so fast, and the little moments are what really make up a lifetime, anyways. While I don't want it to slow down (ok, sometimes I do), I really want to live in the moment, and that, my friends, is my goal for 2014. Besides living in the moment and savoring life's moments, here are some things I will work on throughout 2014 and years ahead.
Travel more. I want to go everywhere and anywhere. Seriously, I'm packing my bags as you read this.

Wear lipstick more often. I  have so many lip products but I rarely apply them. I even carry them around with me in my totes/handbags/clutches. I need to start taking the extra 5 minutes to have a pretty pout! Sidenote: has anyone tried Stila Beso? Yay or nay?!

Show more gratitude towards the people who make my life so wonderful.
Got to church more. Because why not?

Become a morning person. HA!!!! That's a semi joke. But maybe someday, I'll skip the snooze button... and that way, I'll actually make it to church on time.
Go to bed earlier. Need all the help I can get to become a morning person! 

Be less type A. It's a great quality to have in some situations but sometimes not so much. I have really worked on this since I graduated college. I need to be more 'go with the flow'...I need to chill. Just me using the word 'chill' was a good first step. 

Read more. Read more books, blogs, magazines, papers. Read anything I can get my hands on. (any recommendations?!)

Take more photos and video. I take tons for Summer Wind but I don't have many photos of life 'happening'. I want to document my life. I want to take photos of my family and I sitting in our dining room having dinner together, I want to have photos of Mac playing in the snow, of cCm and I hanging out in our rooms together. I know that 50 years from now, as fun as it will be to look back on the outfits I wore in my 20's, I will hold photos of my family and our lives together near and dear to me.

Drink more coffee. Ok, so I only put this in here because this is something I know I am fully capable of ;)
Cheers to another year; may it be the best one yet (I'm especially feeling it because I love even numbers...there's that type A creeping in again....). 

The best is yet to come and babe won't it be fine? 
Yours, 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Happy New Year!

Lauren said...

Wonderful New Years post and goal! May 2014 be your best year yet!

Lauren,

Portuguese Prepster said...

I was just coming up with my resolutions too, definitely agree on the Type A one, it's something I struggle with too. Best of luck and hope you have an amazing 2014!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your blog! A good book is Summer At Tiffany's. Happy New Year!

Christine said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you a year filled with only the best!

Traveling more and being less "type A" aka stressing less are also my New Year resolutions.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic post.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I hope you have a great 2014 and accomplish all of these things!

Marisa said...

Haha, I COMPLETELY understand about the lipstick thing. I have so many, and pretty much always have one within reach in a bag, purse, desk, whatever...but I almost never actually put it on!! And I have really pale lips, so I probably need it more than most people....