Monday, January 2, 2012

This year...

This year we spent NYE just the two of us and it was lovely. Although I do love getting dressed up and celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another with my friends and loved ones, it just wasn't in the cards this year. Maybe it's the two weeks I've had off from work, maybe it's the quiet days at home we've had this week but I have just felt a sense of calm in my life that hasn't been there in quite some time. Who knows, maybe once the work week starts up again tomorrow I'll look back at that sentence and laugh, but maybe not. I think I spent so much of 2011 with worry, stress, pressure and busyness that I just finally exhausted myself from it. I spent a lot of time trying to schedule in "calm" that when I look back those times weren't even fully enjoyed always because the pressure was there to make it "perfectly" peaceful and I didn't fully appreciate it.

Calm doesn't have to mean no worries, an empty schedule, and no priorities, it doesn't have to mean perfect organization or always running on a schedule. This is life after all and well life likes to throw worry, doubt, chaos and noise in a lot. Calm is more of an attitude towards it all. Take life as it comes be ready to let go when there is nothing you can do, be willing to change, strive for excellence but don't allow it to deter you from realizing the excellence in the journey and remember that like a new year, each day gives us another opportunity to succeed. Do what you can today and then be willing to let go.

Easier said than done. I'm not saying that I've mastered any of this. I'm not delusional... thinking that from this point forward every day will be spent sipping green tea doing yoga and begin with morning meditation. I know there are still long days ahead of me, lots of uncertainty and a life still unknown. I hope that my days are busy... but fulfilling that my days are spent not worrying about how best to allocate my time but rather just finding enjoyment or purpose in every day. I would like to remember how I'm feeling right now, and try to keep it with me throughout the year.

Quiet, calm, and continued health and happiness are my overall goals for this year. What are yours?

We spent our New Years weekend relaxing and just enjoying our favorite city. Happy, healthy, and peaceful, here's to hoping 2012 brings us many more just like it.

lazy weekend mornings

long walks through the city


and happy

baking with love

And toasting to another year

Cheers my friends- Miss V.


  1. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Hope you have a great week girl!

  2. I really love this post. The same thing happens to me, I get so stressed out from life and try to make myself relax and it just doesn't work. It only stresses me out even more if the smallest thing goes wrong.

    And staying in with the person you love is always nice. I much prefer that to going out (although, I too, love getting dresesd up).

    Wishing you the best in 2012!

    And on a side note, I really like your new layout!