The holidays are winding down and Doug and I are settling back into life at home in Newburyport these last days of 2014. We had a fun Christmas in Boston last weekend with his family, and then we headed down to Connecticut on Christmas Eve to see my family for a few days. We also took our annual trip to New York City — we saw a Broadway show, visited the tree at Rockefeller Center, had an amazing dinner in Greenwich Village, went shopping at Bryant Park’s Winter Village market, and had brunch in NoHo before we hopped back on Metro North to come home. A little more on this later — but, of course, it was so much fun!
The picture above is from our holiday card this year. Taken on our last night in Costa Rica, I raced home and ordered our cards on Shutterfly (with 50% off, yet $25 worth of shipping) before I even unpacked my bags. I searched for a “tropical” themed holiday card, but the only one I could find required 4 photos, and alas I only had one. So I settled on a turquoise card that was sending “warm” holiday wishes. Close enough, right?
New Years is around the corner and I’ve been thinking about “resolutions” — I put them in quotes because I think resolutions is a daunting word. To me it sets such high standards and, personally, it inevitably sets me up for failure. I prefer to think of them as a New Year’s To Do List, or New Year’s List of Goals. Call me crazy, but it sounds more attainable that way. Anyway, I know 2015 has a lot of greatness in store for me…
I’ll be finishing my Certified Professional Coaching program and with a successful oral exam I will be certified and able to officially start my own business as a Professional Coach. (If you have any questions about this you can send me an email — as part of my credentialing I need to log a certain amount of hours of complimentary sessions!) I am also excited about heading to France again — not sure when, but I have visited 3 years in a row now, so that totally makes it a tradition, n’est-ce pas?
I have also thought a lot about this blog and what I want to do with it as I grow and change with each passing month and year. I’ve always stuck to my core values of writing things that mean something to me, and although I like to post 5x a week, I am not afraid to skip a day if I have nothing good to say. But I always have lots of ideas floating around, so please stick around!
I know that 2015 has lots of great things to offer us all!