Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year Cheers

Ahhh. First nap of the new year.

Happy 2016, y'all! I'm taking advantage of the first quiet moments of the year to open a blank slate and start making marks. Last night we celebrated in style: in pajamas, on the couch, dodging sparking apple cider spills from a little girl who was too excited. Only one member of the bunch gave in before midnight {Owen}, so there was an even number for the good luck smooch.

Scrolling through Facebook while waiting to count down, I loved seeing all the elegant dresses, suits and ties, and confetti-covered rooms. Although I did have a bit of non-apple bubbly myself, our view was different. We spent the evening with Wreck-It Ralph and Peppa Pig and turned to Times Square with only a couple minutes to spare. The morning brought a living room floor covered in a layer of popcorn and cookie crumbs, a hot cup of coffee, and only one kid up before 9:00 AM {guess which one}. Our New Year's Eve wasn't glamorous, but it was a great start.

While I don't necessarily have a bullet-by-bullet list at this point, there are a few things I want to keep in mind for 2016. I need more laughter and less anger. More relaxation and less tension. More kindness and less quickness. More green and less fried. More doing and less worrying. More writing and less procrastinating. More play and less wait. More love and less envy. I just want to be better this year. It's a tall order, but we have to start somewhere, don't we?

Cheers to 2016, my friends, let's make this one the best yet.

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Georgeanne said...

Your night sounds absolutely perfect, actually. I once half-watched Wreck-It Ralph and from what I remember, it was really cute!

Happy new year! I hope to make more connections and reach out to others this year, even when I'm anxious or scared.

Jessica Bauer said...

It was great, Georgeanne. We had a great time together! Happy New Year to you, too, I hope you find all sorts of success/connections/superstar status in the coming year. :)