Happy New Year, friends!

It’s been a wild week since Christmas. I couldn’t be any more grateful for having off from work – it has allowed me to enjoy some true quality time with all of the people that I love – hence, being MIA on here since Blogmas. I have so many wonderful pictures and memories from the past two weeks that I want to share on my blog before I get back to work on Monday…but that will have to be my weekend project.

Today, I want to take a brief moment to recap 2014, New Year’s Eve, and my hope’s for 2015…

The past year was well spent! The older I get, the more important spending time with friends & family becomes to me. In 2014, I wanted to make a better effort in showing & letting my loved ones know how much I care about and value their relationships. I tried my best to take the extra step, take the extra drive, send small reminders & “thinking of you’s”, celebrate things worth celebrating, I made more calls, sent more texts, enjoyed more time – and it was worth it. My family is my world, and my handful of girlfriends are the most wonderful people you’d ever meet – I didn’t want to regret missing any opportunity to let them know that this year. The more that we grow and build our own lives, the easier it is to disconnect and brush off what seem to be minuscule plans. I don’t want to look back and say I wish I went to that birthday party, I wish I met my girlfriend for a movie, I wish I took my parents up on that dinner offer, I wish I told my siblings I was proud of them …I don’t want to regret anything. I think I did a pretty good job – I feel good about it and in 2015 I hope to continue showing the love in bigger & better ways! 🙂 If any of the special people in my life (you know who you are) are reading this … I love you! Thank you for being such an inspiring, motivating, supportive, loving, caring, and genuine bunch. I’m grateful for all of you!

Onto NYE day…

I started my morning with a pedicure! Something about walking into a new year with un-manicured feet seems wrong (and I was due!).

I kind of like this tradition! I hope that if I have little girls one day, this will be our thing. With Grandma & Aunt Katherine, of course 😉

My Christmas manicure was growing out, but I had no time to remove it, so I just painted over.

Pink glitter :)
Pink glitter did the trick 🙂

At night, my boyfriend and I rang in the New Year together. We went to hibachi – which seems to be becoming our NYE tradition…at least for the past 3 years.

There were other people in the restaurant, but they sat us at our own table!  The food was so amazing, We got to talk about our year, and what we want to accomplish in 2015,…individually, and together. (Side note: I hope that this place stays on the low, because it may be our new spot!!)

Dating someone who has such incredible goals, and passions can definitely be overwhelming and intimidating – but it’s been one of the best things to ever happen to me. He opens my eyes to all of the possibilities in life. He encourages me to keep growing and learning and doing! I’m a very practical and responsible person. I love working, I love schedules, I love organization. I love taking care of myself, I love saving money, I love security. I love being independent.  We lead very different lives, but in the words of Cher Horowitz, we mesh very well. I’m excited to see what’s in store for us this year.

Afterwards, we went to Mike’s cousins house for their annual NYE party – it’s always nice to see his family, we had a great time!

Popping champagne actually terrifies me. They popped, I poured :)
Popping champagne actually terrifies me. They popped, I poured 🙂
The only pic I got :(. It'll have to do!
The only pic I got of the two of us!

Mike had a really GOOD time…I was DD ;).

I’m excited for 2015. I hope to keep on keeping on! Just building a better, happier, healthier version of me – spending more time with my loved ones – making new memories, experiencing new things, and being a good person… I think I can do that ;).

I wish you all a very healthy, a very prosperous, and a very HAPPY New Year.


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