Sunday, January 2, 2011

Why Hello There, 2011!

A new year, a new start!
I rang in this new year with a quaint gathering of good friends while kissing my love and hearing the numbing drone of bagpipes and fireworks. Yes, that's right folks, I celebrated New Years at Penny Lane Pub downtown, and boy was it a sight. With minutes to go in 2010, over a hundred bar patrons were lovingly shoved into the streets, spirits in hand, whilst accompanied by two bagpipers belting "Ol' Lang Syne" while Penny Lane workers darted about setting off Carolina's finest illegal fireworks from any piece of ground they could get their hands on. Dumbfounded, and somewhat paranoid, customers huddled together awaiting a countdown that was consequently lost in the nights events and was hinted at when about 30 ballons drifted down from a nearby balcony.

The night was hilariously fun, and I was so thankful to spend it in the company that I did. The tone has been set, 2011 will be a great year!

Now, for that self-renewing tradition that we love so dear, the New Years Resolution-otion-otion-otion...(that was an echo, just FYI, for impact)

I have a few, i'm feeling a little ambitious in my old age. So, here we go:

1) Get Healthy, all over- Continue with cooking at home and adding more veggies to my repertoire, drink more water, get ahold of my stress, and get mentally healthy. In 2010, I made a lot of discoveries about myself, and have got the ball rolling to a better life, now I just need to keep up the momentum!

2) Continue to search for my career- Realizing that most of my stress comes from my type A personality's ability to drown out my personal life with the perils of work, I've decided if I'm going to be passionate about my job this much, I want to be doing something that I truly love. I have been working the floor of retail establishments ever since I was 14 at my Mom's store, and my feet are TIRED! Off we go into the land of informational interviewing!

3) Enjoy the little things- As previously mentioned, being a type A I tend to be very forward thinking and always a step ahead of most people. It's about time I slow down, and realize what I have around me. It's time to live in the moment!

I'm feeling optimistic about you, Mr.2011, verrrry optimistic.


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