Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year to You (And Us!)

I love new everything. New days, new seasons, new clothes, new groceries, new lives, new journals, new, new, new, new. I love old too, but there's something invigorating about the idea of something becoming "new." The rest of the world thinks so too, which is why we say Happy New Year, instead of, Super-bland, same old New Year. 

We are an optimistic crew. So we set goals. Beautiful, over-ambitious lofty, and sometimes just a tad bit out of reach. But that's on purpose of course. You gotta shoot for the moon right?

My last year's resolutions were--
Get rid of things I don't use. CHECK!
Raise the bar on my writing. CHECK!
Dream a little bigger for this pretty space. CHECK!
Write out my grandparent's love stories. #fail (but soon to be rectified) 

This year, with all the changes taking place in our family, Ty and I set our New Year Resolution together, so we can meet it as a team.

Learn and record 1 new cover song a month

We've always wanted to cover songs like the Civil War's Poison and Wine or Colbie and Jason's Lucky, so this year, we're gonna do it. (And you'll get to see them too!) 

We expect this year to be both bitter and sweet. Like a giant Hershey's Dark Chocolate bar. I have many goals and dreams this year and I hope you do too. Come what may, we will choose to not let our fears trump the hope we have for the future. 

I'll leave you with my closer from the last couple years because it still rings true.

For some of us this year is our Ctrl + Alt + Del button. 
For some of us, this year is the continuation of the best year of our life. 

For some of us this year will bring great joys and greater triumphs.
For some of us this year will bring such sorrow and utter disappointment.

For some of us this year will fly by just like the rest.
For some of us this year will drone on into what seems like an eternity.

For some of us this year will be one of significant discovery.
For some of us this year will be one of significant loss.

But for everyone, this year will be another year added to the timeline of our seasoned lives. And when we look back we'll see how invaluable this year was in the making of who we have become. 

^^^Opinions, two-cents, questions and ramblings are welcome. And go above. Go ahead. Try it.

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