Sunday, January 2, 2011

A bittersweet New Year

It's January. January 2011.

How did this happen? WHEN did this happen?

For me, it was somewhat bittersweet to kiss 2010 goodbye. (Although an awesome party surrounded by some of my best friends and a tad bit of tasty cocktails did make the evening more enjoyable.)

Last year was the best year of my life. 2010 was a year of big events. There were wedding plans to make, invitations to write, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, marrying the man of my dreams and then honeymooning. The there were the firsts. My first married birthday, our first married summer, our first married road trip, our first married Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, well, you get the point. Big stuff.


And now it is 2011. All of these big events are over.


Now what?


Well I've decided 2011 is going to be about the little things.


2011 will be about happy hours with friends. It will be about weekend-long Netflix marathons. It will be about finally organizing my closet, making the wedding scrapbook and finally mastering some traditional family recipes. It will be about making time for long phone calls with distant friends, writing letters and actually keeping up with this blog.


Life is made up of the a random "remember that one time" combined with a couple "can you believe we did that." This is how I plan on spending the next year; enjoying the moments and making memories. In reality, I think this is probably an even bigger event than all of those of the past year.


As amazing as 2010 was with all its big events, sometimes it is easy to forget how hectic and stressful it was.


So here's to 2011. A year of snuggling for a long time, taking a walk in the rain, attending a few ugly sweater parties, laughing until our sides hurt, staying up late engrossed in a good book, wasting time watching bad movies and learning to simply enjoy life, love and our marriage.


Sounds like a great year to me. Hope it is a wonderful year for everyone.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan! I know you'll have a great year and I can't wait to make more memories together!

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  2. As an experienced, old married guy (since 2009)... I can wholeheartedly tell you that even though the first year a husband and wife is one of the most eventful, it's still just the beginning. I have a feeling 2011 will be an even better (if slightly less grandiose) year.

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