good morning 2012

A long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’
Now the days go by so fast

And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven I wish you would

The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it’s all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California I think you should

Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass

And it’s one more day up in the canyon
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean I guess I should

Thank you Counting Crows ~ Here’s to a little, okay A LOT of hope that 2012 could be better than the last, well, last couple years… Long story. 

Paul and I spent our New Year’s Eve day working around the house. It’s amazing how different New Year’s Eve plans change when you are old-ish. Years prior, I would plan weeks, months in advance, to figure out what to wear and where we were going to celebrate the ball drop. Now, I spend most of my New Year’s Eve figuring out what I want the new year to be/bring and reflect on the good and bad that had come from the year or years prior. I try my best to bring the good into the new year and correct any bad. I can say I’ve probably learned the most this past year in my relationship, self, the world, and employment than I have any other year in my life. I’ll keep the positive and try my best to push the sad things of 2011-or so, to the back of my mind. I’ll leave the knowledge I’ve acquired this year to myself. But the two main things: The world isn’t black and white and there’s more than one way to skin a cat… and make yourself happy, selflessness in moderation. 

Otherwise, Paul and I had dinner with Amelia and Bryan, a sweet Dallas couple at Sevy’s!  What a great meal and conversation.

We opted to head home for the ball drop and enjoy the first minutes of the New Year with Boston and Otis…

My New Year’s Resolutions

Personal Growth

  • Read a book a month
  • Continue with design & photography (take more photos of people!)
  • Be honest with myself and others.

Health

  • Floss!
  • Get more toned…

Religion

  • Go to church, every week I’m in town.
  • Volunteer.

Work

  • Be early to work (15 minutes not 2 minutes).
  • Meet new PA’s in the area.

Relationship

  • Be 100% in it…
  • Travel home to my family every other month.
  • Communicate more with friends!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2012!

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