Goodbye 2012 & Hello 2013!

Hello! Happy 2013 everyone!! Sorry things have been so quiet around here. I hope to be back to my regular blogging schedule by next week... but in the meantime, I've been loving the break and having time off with my hubby + family. This year, we welcomed the New Year with a simple & quiet celebration. We met up with our friends Jeff & Kira for Japanese food, watched The Hobbit in 3D, and then went back to their place. We sat around, shared our goals and thoughts for 2013, snacked & sipped tea + watched the big NY celebration. It was lovely!

Looking back... although 2012 was a tough year for me, I still felt so incredibly blessed and like I had so much to be thankful for. As many of you know, I struggled with my health, a lot. But in the end, my greatest hardship became my greatest blessing: I clung to the things that mattered and quickly did away with the things that didn't. 2012 was a year of gaining perspective and growing stronger in my values. As for 2013?!... Well I'm happy to see that my health is returning, Martin & I are excitedly planning to start a family, work on our home, get more involved in our church, and generally live our life with a greater sense of purpose.

I haven't done too much in the way of writing out specific goals, but rather have been inspired to create more of a theme for 2013. My word to sum it all up is "delve." Delve deeper into my life, my commitments, my career, my marriage, my community, my friendships, my artistic life, my yoga practice, and my passion for healthy living + cooking. I'm excited! On that note, thanks so much for your love & continued support, everyone. I can't wait to get back to blogging in 2013 and see what this year holds for me! ♥