A love letter to 2012

Dear 2012,

This year I’m going to do a few things different. I’m going to be a better version of me. I won’t let the things that stress me out control my life. I’m going to be more organized. I’m going to be a better friend and family member. I’m going to get my cards sent out on time, and my calls made.

I’m also going to eat better and take care of my body. I’m going to paint my nails and curl my hair. I won’t be afraid to be a little girly, not this year.

I’m going to make my own flavored vodka, something I’m super excited for.

At least I’m going to try really, really hard.

Watch out 2012, I’m putting up a fight this year.

And with the way we rang in the new year, I think we got off to a good start.

I know these are a little late, but I wanted to share some of my favorites from our night with family and friends.

These girls have known each other for a very long time, they just let me take photos with them at parties.

Mister and one of his oldest friends, Alex. We were at Alex’s parents house for the party. They always have great shin-digs. Do people still say that?

Me and Felicia, who is Alex’s fiance. Love her!

Mister and his buddies.

My friend Sarah and I, we like to ham it up for the camera. Imagine.

And finally, a New Years kiss.

Here’s to a Happy New Year!

Even if it is a little late.




2011…I want to break up.

2011, you and I need to have a talk.
You’ve been kind of an ass for the last few months and I don’t appreciate your attitude any longer.
I think it’s time we broke up.

It’s not just me that you’ve been mean to this year. I have a few friends that you’ve terrorized as well. And while they may be more forgiving and understanding, I think you’ve been pretty crappy all around. I’m not going to ask you for an apology because what’s done is done. All we can do now is go our separate ways and learn from our time together.

I learned a lot from you 2011, and there are moments that will stay in my thoughts forever.
There was my great birthday party:

Fun times with Misters family:

Getting my Kitchen Aid mixer:

Judging the Eugene Celebration parade with my bestie:

My first day at UO:

I didn't have a picture of that, just my favorite study spot

Beach Bocce during Occupy Beach House:

Seeing this girl who I love so much:

My summer vacay with my mom and aunties:

Celebrating my Gram Jam’s birthday in Arizona:

Yes, we had some good times. But this is over between you and me. Thank you for the lessons you taught me, I am smarter and stronger for them. But it’s time for you to go now.
Goodbye 2011. It was nice knowing you.