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just do it resolution

Hello strangers! I was enjoying my social media break so much that getting back into the groove of blogging took a bit longer than planned, but I’m excited to be back to catch up on everything that’s been going on with all of you over the past few weeks!

I haven’t really found much success in the wide-eye tradition of drafting up outrageously optimistic resolutions for the new year – things usually go off the rails pretty quickly despite my best efforts. Instead, I’ve decided to adopt one mantra for the year: Just Do It (please don’t sue me, Nike). You see, I can be quite skilled at talking myself out of lots of things I would love to do otherwise – creative endeavors, job opportunities, or even silly small things like attending cool meet ups/events where I don’t know anyone else. Initial feelings of excitement often fade away as I hem and haw over every minor detail until I become fully convinced it’s a terrible idea that isn’t worth the effort to pursue. It’s increasingly frustrating to look back and see what could have been accomplished if I had only just sucked it up and tried, so this year I’m going to try to debate myself less. Less over thinking things and more doing, whatever the outcome may be. Bring it on, 2015!

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melting disco balls art installation

Happy happy happy 2014! I hope you’re all rested up and ready to take the world by storm! The start of a new year is always a little bittersweet for me. Flipping through the pages of a unmarked calendar fills me with excitement for what the future brings, and yet there’s a bit of sadness that all the holiday fun is over. I think this awesome melting disco ball art installation by Rotganzen, a Netherlands-based artist collective, perfectly depicts my feelings of holiday withdrawal :-) I’ll reluctantly take down the Christmas tree, but don’t you dare try to make me give up my Santa socks just yet!

PS. I just couldn’t resist celebrating a fresh start with a fresh new blog design,so I hope you like the new look around here!

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hellooo 2013

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a wonderfully restful break – we spent a lot of time with family & friends, watched a lot of movies, and ate a lot of things we probably shouldn’t have. Is anyone else still suffering from a cookie hangover?!

2013 started with a bang for us, as we celebrated in Times Square for the very first time! I’ve always wanted to experience the chaos of the ball drop once in my life, but the idea of standing out in the freezing cold in a sea of people for hours on end just didn’t seem particularly appealing, and I had written it off as a lost cause long ago. But by a stroke of luck this year, an awesome friend was able to get a few of us passes to a nearby nightclub, which included being escorted into Times Square just before the ball dropped! Bah-nanas. Needless to say, it was surreal to be in the midst of that roaring crowd – the very one I’ve seen countless times on TV over the years – with confetti raining down and fireworks exploding above. The air was electric with joy and excitement for a fresh start, and I’m still riding on that feeling days later that anything is possible this year! Hopefully being able to cross one thing off my bucket list already is a sign of a very productive year ahead :-)

Some of my hopes and dreams for 2013:

  1. Get crazy in the kitchen at least once a month! I enjoy cooking, but I often skip delicious looking recipes if a) there are a million steps b) it involves a pot of oil heated up to lava-like temperatures c) it just looks too damn hard. I will be the master of fried chicken and pad thai this year…maybe.
  2. Take more photos. While browsing through my old photos, I realized there were fewer and fewer snapshots as the years progressed (iPhone shots don’t count!). I vow to become that annoying person who whips out a camera at a party and forces everyone to take 10 group photos.
  3. Stop hoarding so much stuff. Use it or lose it will be the motto of this year, and I will be ruthless!
  4. Unplug more. I’ve come to realize that whenever I “take a computer break”, I’m usually still glued to my iPhone or iPad, which kiiind of defeats the purpose. Just a little bit. Unplugging will MEAN unplugging from now on.
  5. Create more. Design, crafts, home projects, whatever! Just make something!
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