New Year’s Resolution 2015

Happy 2015, friends!! Hope you have all had an amazing start to the year. It’s time to set some new resolutions for the year ahead. I stuck to most of the ones I made last year…not all, but I tried and that’s all that really matters. So here we go again…

1. SAY YES!

For 2015 I want to live a more balanced and happy life. I want to say YES to all aspects of life. I want to say YES to adventures. I want to say YES to challenges. I want to say YES to friends/family. I want to say YES to all things! Along with the idea of “saying yes,” I want to continue to LET GO especially of worry, stress and things that are not in my control. I tend to worry too much and have a lot of stress. The goal is to work towards managing it all better and being more present. The big idea is to LET GO, SAY YES and as my MBSR teacher Cassie would say “JUST BE.”

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2. Keep reading (the goal is 20 books this year)

3. Work on my yoga and meditation practices

Yes you read that right, they are PRACTICES. You have to work at it. I think both yoga and meditation are a practice and I need to get back to my practice. My goal is to show up and see what happens. There was a point in my life when I was really into yoga and also started doing some meditation. I am starting to really realize how much I need both in my life!

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4. Keep a daily gratitude journal (again)

I did this last year and it made me feel so good! Keeping a gratitude journal I think helps me feel more grounded, grateful and helps me look directly at the present moment.

5. WRITE

My sister’s boyfriend Brian had me as his Secret Santa this year and he got me this awesome book 642 Things to Write About. I really enjoy journaling, blogging and writing…I’m hoping this book might inspire me to find my own voice and do some serious writing of my own. Who knows, maybe I will uncover a really great plot for my own book!

So there is my list! I’m ready to take on 2015 and embrace all it has for me.

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all LOVE, HEALTH, HAPPINESS and PEACE in 2015!

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NYE…Film Noir

The NYE party was held at Fort Mason again this year (read about our fun last time here). You seriously can’t beat this location. It is the PERFECT place for a party, especially a New Year’s party! I love being able to go outside and take in the sweet SF Bay view, not have to wait in long lines for drinks and to be surrounded by all of my friends! The theme of the night was film noir…so fun! There were tons of awesome party favors (red roses for the gentlemen, red garters for the ladies, candy cigarettes, horns, hats, etc.), a photo booth (with print out takeaways), great music, lots of top shelf booze and all of your friends. It was a little weird this year with no Nisha and Simon. It’s Simon’s friends who throw the parties each year and we started going because of Nisha and Simon. They are currently on their honeymoon/traveling the world for six months! Talk about an awesome way to start married life! You can read more about their travel adventures here.

We rented a hotel close by (thanks to Eva) where we had dinner and got ready before the party. Here are a few pictures of us at the hotel before. Everyone sure does clean up nice!

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We had a pretty large group this year with eleven people total! It made the night so much more fun! We had a fabulous time taking lots of photos in the photo booth, enjoying our candy cigarettes, dancing the night away and of course ringing in the new year!

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Our friends Dan & Jess joined us along with Scott & Mariam (Dan’s friends from SoCal also huge USC fans), Justin & Angela (Angela and Jess previously worked together as PA’s), and then another couple who were friends with Justin and Angela. We had a blast, as the pictures clearly depict!  10401999_10103606199693737_4723797146615663229_n  10868099_10103606199788547_7915696429816280121_n  10898307_10103606199549027_7800906656812059515_n  1495531_10103606199978167_5620565429392300630_n  10421152_10103606200227667_7240054814122699128_n  10881496_10103606201355407_2399513160654743394_n  10906355_10103606201260597_3125050009192473577_n  10462376_10103606205686727_8141944905792232598_n  10881619_10103606205581937_6103329805158708142_n  10906123_10103606206574947_3434650872788737556_n

What a fabulous way to ring in 2015 and with some of the best people I know. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can’t wait for next years party! I think this is the only picture we got with everyone…and of course it’s blurry! 😀

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