January 11, 2011

New Beginnings

Happy New Year! I hope whoever reads this has had a pleasant, restful holiday season (I think it's still possible in this day and age). After a season of Christmas caroling and gift opening and hot cocoa swilling and general holiday merriment, it's always disillusioning to get back to the day-to-day grind. Especially amid all this talk of resolutions and deprivation and reality setting in. January can be such a sobering (read: boring) time of year. Or is it? This year, I prefer to think of January as an opportunity to begin something entirely new and exciting, where opportunities are sought and changes for the better are made. Already, T and I have landed a brand-spanking new apartment that has drastically improved the quality of life for us. A little context: I've recently had THE most stressful, negative apartment hunting/negotiating experience of my life that has made my December a living hell. That horrendous apartment situation I speak of ended up not working out for us, and for that I am eternally grateful because it enabled us to find a much better place that is more suited to the two of us. Our new apartment already feels more like home than the previous one ever did (yep, we're already moved in!). So, things are already looking up in 2011.

And what is a new year without a new 'do? I got the chop and am now sporting a swingy and light-as-air bob that I'm still getting used to, but really love (pictures to come).

New year, new apartment, new hair, new decade (not until August...eeek!), and next up: new job. I can feel it! 2011 is going to be a superb year. Hope yours is getting off to fantastic start, as well. x

{Image of Janus, the two-faced Roman god of gates, doorways, and new beginnings, is shown looking both back at the past and into the future. The photo is from here}

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