It's Sunday night, January 1st, 2012. I sit here thinking back on this year, everything that has happened in my life, and all the ups & downs that came with it! I always love seeing the magazines, news channels, MTV, VH1, etc. sum up the year with memorable moments, accomplishments, and failures of all the rich & famous. But what ever happened to real life? We don't experience a platinum record, an Academy Award, the Presidency, or a million dollar wedding (ahem, Kim Kardashian)! We experience graduations, moving from one place to another, the birth of a niece or nephew, a death in the family, changing our hair color from blonde to brown, getting a new job, or losing one. Most of these things I've experienced this year, and I'm sure you have too. I love being normal. I love that I went through heartache in order to find happiness. I love that I left my job to move to a new state. I love that I went blonde, and now I'm back to brown. These things in our lives make us normal. They make us human! I know this is an interesting way to sum up the year, but I view things differently now. After going through a lot in my life, I am finally in a place where I'm comfortable and happy!
G and I didn't want to go out for New Years this year because we didn't want to fight the crowds. Lame excuse, I know, but it was well worth it. We ended up getting some food from BJ's pizza, and then going to see Sherlock Holmes at 9:30pm. We got out of the movie at 11:45 and got to celebrate New Years in the car!! It was actually quit fun because we got to see all the firework shows going on around Portland!
I hope this new year brings happiness to you all! I hope that my life will continue going in the right direction. And I also hope that i can accomplish some of the goals I set for myself!
I thought I'd start the year with an inspiring, unique, 90's inspired, warm photo-shoot featured in Oyster Magazine. It has been so incredibly cold here, that I try to envision myself in warm weather, a place I can lay in the sun, or walk around wearing my flip-flops! I really miss that. And I really miss being around anything to do with fashion. So this simple set of photos just really gets me excited!