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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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February 5, 2014


It's February 4th.

{NYE 2014.  Shah Abbasi Hotel: Isfahan, Iran}

My 2014 planner just came in the mail and I've just gotten around to acknowledging the new year. I'm 35 days into 2014 and 35 days into being 27 years old. BUT this year feels just a little different than all the rest.  Call me cliche, but quite frankly, I don't care what you call me.  In the past 35 days I've already taken a once-in-a-lifetime trip, come down with a nasty cold while trekking through a winter intensive course, and torn my hamstring while most were hitting the treadmill due to new years resolutions.  In the past, I would have moped, taken a sick day, or taken opportunities that are presented to me for granted.  But in these 35 days, I've done none of the above, and it wasn't because I had written down some sort of meaningless resolution stating that I would not do A, or B, eat less of C, and do more of D.  I'm really not one for resolutions; I never really understood why you had to wait until January 1st to resolve.  If you have something to resolve, resolve it - why wait?

The main difference I feel this year is a solid sense of self.  A sense of knowing who I am, what I want, and what I need. Maybe I just needed to inch over that crest of the mid 20s hill to feel comfortable taking risks and standing up for myself, but either way, I'm here.  A Capricorn, I'm naturally goal oriented.  I've spent the last 27 years working towards various goals: getting into college, finding a job, moving to New York, buying an apartment, getting into an MBA program, advancing my career, the list goes on.  All of a sudden, I feel inclined to stop looking for the next step and start looking at the right now.  Our lives aren't promised and there is no rewind.  If you love somebody, let them know now; they are not infinite immortal beings.  If you want a certain future for yourself, create it now; don't wait to get to it in your string of accomplishments; they never end.  

And so, starts 2014.

Be present and self aware. You are in control. 


Tattered Treasures - Danelle said...

Love it…. You are way ahead of the ball game on getting things together. Some people take their whole life and still don't get it! Ha! Congrats!

Cristina Marie said...

I love love LOVE this post <3 Such an inspirational piece. Miss you like crazy!

Cristina Marie

Raghav said...

Cap looks super cute on you. Nice story.