Monday, January 7, 2013

music...pretty lights

pretty lights, "country roads remix" - originally by john denver

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 new year promises

there is a lot to reflect on in the year 2012...way too much to wrap my head around at this moment, but i have put together a list of my "resolutions".  each year i feel like we all have similar goals in mind; eat better, exercise more, be a better person, but this year i really wanted to take a deeper look and this is my list of things to remember and work on in the new year...(of course the eat better and work out more still apply)

~accept and embrace change, it isn't always a bad thing
~be better at keeping in touch (i'm pretty good as it is, but there is always room for improvement.  reach out, see old friends, make new ones, spend as much time with family)
~be less judgmental and always have an open mind, everyone has their own story
~consume less (of everything!  eat less, buy less, don't be wasteful...minimalism)
~be optimistic and generous
~pay attention to energy (energy vampires & the people and things that bring you higher)
~happiness is a choice (choose it everyday!!!)
~be thankful everyday
~put yourself # 1, if you don't no one else will.  you will also be a better person to those you love.
~if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all
~don't let the things you can't control cause anxiety or stress
~have as much fun as possible, and live life with a childlike attitude (be curious, open to adventure and not scared of anything)
~remember that if you have your health, then there is nothing to complain about
~smile often, it's your best accessory (and smile with not only your mouth, but with your eyes and heart)
~create! (always be creating memories, good meals, projects, a loving home, positive relationships, and hobbies)
~do everything with passion and put your whole heart into it
~never stop learning
~don't compare yourself to others

i have so much to look forward in the new year, i can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for me!  wishing all my family and friends a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!