So This Is the New Year

The New Year by Death Cab for Cutie on Grooveshark

Last year, Rob and some of our friends went to a huge party at a hotel in DC where my feet hurt and there was nothing but pasta in a cream sauce on an "all you can eat" buffet. We snuck off to actually have dinner and returned to spend New Year's Eve with our friends. It was loud and crowded, but our friends were there and we had fun.

We laughed about how much has changed this year as we headed home before midnight on New Year's Eve. We had a 9:30 dinner reservation, and both of us got dressed up and had a nice drink and ate delicious salad and serving after serving of meat at Fogo de Chao. We shivered as we walked to our car in the negative ten degree night, and I shook my head at the lines of twenty-two year olds in tee shirts and tank tops lined up outside of bars. I wanted to put a coat on them, and it made me feel so much older than I am.

I miss my family and my friends and the fun New Year's parties that took place on the East Coast without us, but at that moment, I was just happy to have a big coat on and to be spending the evening with Rob.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for me, but I'm happy. I'm so glad to see 2014 on my calendar--to be able to say, "We're getting married this year!" and to make a new list of goals. I still want to drink more water, write more often, and take time to really enjoy every day of this life, but there's more. I want my life to be something big and so far kind of unexplainable.

I hope all your dreams come true this year.

Photo credit: One more from V.A. Photography.
(See the first one I shared here.)