Well, it’s the end of another year and I feel the need to write an obligatory New Year’s post. First, though, I realized that I never shared our holiday card like I have in the past (you can see previous ones here: 2009, 2011, 2012). This year’s card wasn’t very Christmasy because, frankly, I got a late start and wasn’t confident that I’d be able to design, print and send them out before New Year’s. So it’s more of a year in review, really. I’m not dedicated enough to write an annual holiday letter but, looking back, we had a pretty big year so it felt appropriate to include some of the milestones from 2013.
Thirteen Highlights of 2013
- January: Celebrated Jason’s 30th birthday with a staycation at the Viceroy in Snowmass.
- February: Learned to cross-country skate ski.
- April: Survived our first hut trip.
- May: Traveled back to Tulsa for Jason’s law school graduation.
- June: Traveled to San Francisco for a design conference.
- July: Traveled to Austin and Malibu for beautiful weddings.
- July: Jason took (and passed!) the Colorado Bar exam.
- August: Celebrated Bar exam completion with a staycation at the St. Regis.
- September: Our precious niece Wimberley was born.
- October: Purchased a new home.
- November: Jason was sworn-in to the Colorado Bar.
- November: Spent Thanksgiving in Aggieland with family.
- December: Celebrated Christmas with family by snowshoeing at Ashcroft.
My new year’s resolution for 2013 was to explore and I feel like we did a pretty good job of that.
Fourteen Goals for 2014
- Work smarter, not harder.
- Turn the computer off and just walk away.
- Write the outline for that children’s book that I’ve had in my head for 3 years.
- Make space for spontaneity.
- Break ground on our home remodel so, you know, we can actually move in someday.
- Step outside each day, get some fresh air and remind myself of who I am and who I want to be.
- Spend less time cooking and cleaning.
- Spend more time creating.
- Replace negative self-talk with encouraging words.
- Replace complaining with gratitude.
- Replace screen time with face time.
- Remember that happiness is the journey, not the destination.
- Trust my heart.
Happy 2014! May the coming year unveil the deepest desires of your heart.