So, the new year is upon us. 2012, what a whirlwind. I know a lot of people like to recap their year and set sights on what will make the following year better. And really, I am no different. 2011 was very tough on me, and 2012 was the best redemption I could have had. It was one of my favorite years. It even started off wonderful. I had little to no expectation for New Year's Eve celebrations and it turned out to be one of my favorites, sipping drinks all night with some of my closest friends. I was on an up and down for what seemed like all year as to whether I should move to NY or not, but after meeting a boy who I am now madly, deeply in love with I felt it a sign to stay put and explore Los Angeles just a bit longer!
And falling in love had to have been the best part of the year. I had it as a resolution to let love into my heart again, whether it be in the form of friendship or kinship but it came in the best form possible. I really couldn't be happier, and I am very excited to see what the future holds for us in the next year. Hopefully more travels, laughs and plenty of kisses.
One thing I learned this year is to enjoy life more and do my very best to subside stress. When I was in Paris, I was in awe and marvel as to how at ease most people seemed. Work was what everyone was doing in between living, not the other way around (the way I think Americans are). Pleasure, life and enjoyment was a priority and I really want to make it a goal to incorporate that into my lifestyle. Do more of what will make me happy and explore with enjoyment. Yes, I will always be a responsible girl who analyzes things from every angle. But one more cup of coffee, one more drink, one more pair of shoes and a spontaneous trip can do me good.
My two resolutions for 2013 will be to move to a lovely apartment (something I think will happen in the first few months) and start taking French courses again. And of course, work on being a better friend, girlfriend, daughter, sister and person. My impatience can get the better of me in all of those very important roles I inhabit!
Well wishes to all resolutions! xo