Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fresh Start

There is something wonderful about the new year. I'm not one to necessarily buy into the whole resolution thing but I do love the idea of a fresh start. It's a chance to take a look around and figure out what things can stay and what must go. I have decided that twinkle lights have made the must stay list. I just love the way they did this room. I even love the paint color and funny enough... I have that exact photo hanging above my bed as well.

I have been craving more nature these days. I want fresh air. I want less clutter. Fewer things to suffocate my surroundings with. I guess that's the great thing about moving. You get to throw away all of the things you don't need or don't use. That's the only redeeming factor of saying goodbye to the holidays too. Less chaos... healthier eating. Life settles back to normal and you get to re-evaluate a bit. Make some decisions about how you want this year to be.

This year is going to be a year of change for me. I get married in less than a month! I am getting back into running again and am even starting to sign up for races in the spring. 5k races to start with and building back up to running half marathons eventually. Back to basics for now. In the spring I start school again. I will be doing a lot of traveling this year. Costa Rica, Boston, New York and hopefully Dallas. 

It will be good. This year will be good. I feel like if I say that enough and believe it... it will happen. 

Here's to positive thinking and a chance to have a fresh start.

What about you friends?
What things are you looking forward to this new year?


  1. Oh my gosh, I can't believe you're getting married in less than a month! So exciting :) 2012 is going to be a great year for you.

    2012 for me is sort of a progress year - not much is going to change, but I'm going to keep on plugging away at the tasks I've set out for myself. Positive part I'm looking forward to? Iceland in March. :)

  2. Hmm. My word for the year is "order." That's all.

    I, too, am claiming a great year.

    Oh! Andi, make sure you get the following books:

    1. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    2. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian.

    Must haves for married girls! :)

  3. can't believe it's so soon! what a great way to start the year!
    you know i love the little white lights too. my words are - lower expectations :)

    and check out this link- it's funny- and it's also so true- (don't be scared off by the title)

    You Never Marry the Right Person

  4. Hey Andi-- found this comment you left on my blog a couple of years ago. . . .

    Andi, On Call RN said...

    "I just finished reading the post on how you met Harry and let me tell you, coming from a single girl who feels like there is NO possible way marriage could be in her future...this story gives me hope. Absolutely, a great post and I must say that you made a beautiful bride. Love your dress and Harry seems great too. Thanks for sharing with those of us who are still trying to beat the odds!"

    You wrote those words on my post from May 1, 2010. This was my anniversary and I was talking about waiting for God to bless you with the right person. The post was called "Beating the odds" -- would be a great reread and an awesome time to share your own testimony. Hugs to you!