here’s to 2015

January 1, 2015


Last night, Matthew and I were a little boring. We got a drink in Manhattan Beach {it was coffee from Peet’s}, saw the almost-sunset, picked up my new phone from the Apple store {hello iPhone 6!}, and then went home to make dinner. I made a homemade Eggplant Parmesan from a cookbook my Godmother Susie gave me. It was the best thing ever! At first I was worried that it was burnt on top, but it was just right. We ate our Eggplant Parmesan, drank a glass of wine from Paso Robles, and wrote our 2015 goals. Then, we went to bed before 11pm. Yep, we missed the ball drop. It felt a little weird turning the lights out before midnight on a night that everyone stays up, but I was happy. It felt so nice to be tucked in my bed, in my favorite gray pjs, and anticipating the year to come. The last {and only!} New Years Eve I slept through was when I was sick and had no choice. This time, it was a welcome change. And yes, that might mean I’m getting older, but to wake up feeling refreshed on January 1st was so worth it!
After dinner last night Matthew and I made our couple goals, as well as individual goals. I also included some blog goals in there as well. Making new years resolutions can be so intimidating. I know many of us write them each year, in the hopes that we’ll make them happen. When they don’t, however, it’s a little depressing. But you know what, that’s life! It’s important to make them with the intention of keeping them, then not try at all. I made some goals for this new year year that I feel determined on keeping, so I thoughts I’d share them with you today.
Get in shape! I don’t think I need to lose weight but I just want to get back to the athletic abilities I am used to. I played soccer for 11 years, ran Track & Field, and worked out all throughout college. Post-college it gets a little trickier though. I’d like to tone my muscles more, add in regular workouts, and just be a little bit more active. 
Become more involved with our church. My faith has always played a major role in my life and I was really involved in my local church growing up. Now that we’re living in a different part of town, though, I’d like to get more involved with a church nearby. I was a Confirmation Leader and Youth Leader and to be involved like that again would be so rewarding. It’s been hard to find the time, but I really want to make the time next year. 
Get to bed at a regular, and earlier, time. I’ve been a lot better this past year {goodbye, 2pm bedtimes!}, but I could still do better. I’m the kind of person that can be super productive in the mornings but the hard part is actually getting out of bed. I’m going to work on getting to sleep earlier so that I can wake up earlier feeling ready to go!
House projects! We have a lot of house projects in our queue. We need to fix our deck in the back, build a fence, start growing our veggie garden, add in some backyard privacy, a new mailbox possibly. There are also some small, and very attainable goals, like getting all the light fixtures up and having a designated spot to do my makeup {I’m using my makeup products out of our moving box still..gah!} Everyone told us these things take time, and it’s so true. You can’t do everything at once but you can still make a giant list and start chipping away project by project.
It’s going to be a really exciting year and I am super excited to share it with you all! Thanks so much for following along in 2014. I’m so grateful for all the support you have shown me. 
Here’s to a fun year ahead!

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