It's March 21st! How did this happen?! Ten seconds ago I was planning for New New Years and 5 seconds ago I was celebrating it! Here! With friends!
Some co-workers and I got together after work and celebrated with Martinelli's, a veggie tray, and as any good adult party would have, streamers, confetti poppers, kazoos and hats.
And as any good hubby would, The Mr. Chips brought me my favorite cookies and flowers to start my favorite month off right.
How is your New New Years Peeps?!
I am feeling loads better with the new year and am feeling better prepared to tackle 2016 (good thing because it's almost April!).
The party was fun, low key and laid back but it was a nice event to physically toast in a new and intentionally good 2016. It gave me time to figure out what I wanted this year, what I really actually wanted and not just the generic New Year's resolutions of years past and faux new years start ups.
I hope you all have had a chance to be living more intentionally this year as well and have had a chance to reset and make this year what you wanted.
Part of living intentionally is taking what you have been dealt and making the best of it. #cliché I know, but if you really give that a chance you can come up with some great material.
Am I blogging the amount I feel like I should be or owe to you all and Marquette? No. Does this mean I need to throw a pity party and say sorry every chance I get? No. Not only would that be annoying, but it would be unnecessary. If I were to do that I would not be living to the very motto that probably brings many of you here, and our code of conduct here at Pinstrosity, "Life isn't Pinterest perfect, and neither are we.". We should never have to apologize for trying our very best.
Life can be hard, things that may seem or be easy to some may be challenging to others. Let's remember that.
Tonight as I write at 1:30 A.M. (I'm a reluctant night owl), I could stew about how I wished I had blogged about the party weeks ago, and I could mourn the fact that my closet has gone dirty for three weeks until about an hour ago, OR I could celebrate the fact that I did it! I got those clothes off the floor and put away, I blogged authentically today, AND as a bonus I spent time with my hubby (not an actual bonus, it's the main event ;) ), took a nap AND did a 4 miler around the neighborhood. Go me!
The moral of the story is that if we spent half the effort celebrating our accomplishments (even if little or trivial) that we did beating ourselves up about what we didn't do, or what we should have done, we would be more confident, happy and gracious humans.
What do you say? Give it a try for a day and see how it changes your outlook, if even only for a bit.
Happy New New Years!