But like I said, I'm not all that sad to say goodbye to 2011 because I think that 2012 is going to be a really great year. This past year was a busy one to say the least and if I could sum it all up I would say that 2011 was the year of change. And though we all know I'm not the best when it comes to handling change and embracing what is unknown and new, I think, slowly but surely, this little creature of habit is changing her ways. Over the past 12 months, the new has become more familiar than, well, the familiar. New city, new puppy, new job, new house, new roommates. And all that new-ness has made me a pretty happy girl so why was I so afraid of it in the first place? I guess it just goes to show that there is beauty in the unknown and potential in the uncertainty if you just take a second to look for it.
"Humans are designed to seek comfort and order, and so if they have comfort and order, they tend to plant themselves, even if their comfort isn't all that comfortable, and even if they secretly want for something better." ~ donald miller
And as for resolutions for the new year, I hate to disappoint but I don't have a big long list. Instead, I'm going to keep it simple. In 2012, I plan on having a lot of fun, surrounding myself with the people I love, and continuing to be excited, not scared, of the possibility of something new. It's a new year. A fresh start. Embrace the opportunity for a clean slate and make it count. Happy, happy New Year, my loves!
Oh, P.S. a NYE party shot just for fun :-)...