The days between Christmas and the new year is always a special time. Everyone is exhausted from travel, seeing family and friends, and playing with new gadgets. It's also generally full of leftover food, shopping (to spend those gift cards!) and some plain old reflecting upon the last year.
This year I spent Christmas in Pennsylvania with my partner's family and about a foot of snow! It was great to meet so much of his extended family and put faces with names. Then, a few days ago, we trekked down to Florida so we could celebrate the new year with about fifteen of our friends. (I have a really close friend group and we've had some rough times this year so it's been nice to have everyone all in one place for awhile.)
Honestly, I've just been drinking wine, relaxing in hammocks by the lake, playing with puppies, frolicking at the beach, warming up by the fire, admiring some parrots, unwinding in the hot tub, and playing with my camera a lot— it's been pretty amazing. After working upwards of fifty hours a week at my new job, it's been really nice to finally unwind and think about all the changes that have happened over the last year and what all 2013 holds.
I really can't wait for the future. I have an amazing circle of people around me: friends, my partner, family, all my wonderful blog readers. I have