Hello everyone! Happy Monday, and also a very happy birthday to my older sister Holly (who's birthday was yesterday), and today to my dad (who I have discovered through statistical analytics, reads my blog pretty often)! Two very important people who have helped shape the course of my life. I do come from a naturally very talented family lineage you know. My mom and dad were in a band called "New Love", where my mom sang and my dad played the piano (and sometimes saxophone).
My sister Holly on the other hand is a very talented actress who has performed in a number of stage productions across the US! But alas, even though were are a family full of great and limitless potential, fortunately we weren't slave driven out of a proper childhood. Anyyywhooo, these two birthdays in my family symbolize much more than celebration. They symbolize the last month of this year! Where has the time gone?? I feel like it was just January. I really can't wrap my head around the fact that an entire 12 months has passed me by. When I was a young lassie, I remember the school year going by so painstakingly slow. The years go by so quickly now. I suppose I can equate this to a first time going to a new place. The journey always seems longest the first time going. After returning to the place over and over, the distance seems much shorter.
This time of year is usually spent reflecting on the previous months. What went wrong, what went right... the good times, the bad times... but most importantly, how can I make next year even better? That's right people, I've already started making my New Year's resolution plans for 2016! If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know how seriously I take my resolutions. VERY! I'm not one of those people to just say it and not make it happen. Whatever goal I set for myself, it's GOING to happen. Or all heck will break loose! I often try to be realistic as possible so that it actually has a chance of working out. The main thing I do try to focus on however is probably improvement. Even if it's just a slight improvement, I never wanna move backwards. This is great because that means no matter what point you may be starting from, there is nowhere to go but up! I don't have to compare myself with what point other people are in their lives, I can start from my very own personal square one. That way, whatever next step I DO take will infact be an improvement.
So yes, the end of the year is always a very interesting time for me. Very self realizing. I suggest taking time to just be by yourself to evaluate everything around you, and inside of you. Hmm, maybe I should go to yoga (and actually try to meditate instead of thinking about how awkward the silence is and looking around to see if anyone else is holding in their gas too). Reflection is the key though. We only have four more weeks to pussyfoot around people, and then it's crunch time.
Over the past few days, I have actively been developing a list of all the things I want to accomplish in 2016. Did you all know that in June of next year will be my 10 YEAR blog anniversary?? Ten freakin' years! Don't try to do the math, yes I'm ancient. I just think that's such a huge milestone. I'm actually a bit proud if I do say so myself! I have to think of some way to commemorate. Also, the one year anniversary of my website! There are a lot of things to be proud of, however, I know that I have so much further to go in life. I'm excited to see where I will be next December...reflecting yet again on the life and times of the wayward hippie known as Bretony. My resolutions will be revealed in my first post of the new year (maybe a little sooner if I see you in person before then) so stay tuned peeps! Speaking of anniversary's tomorrow is the date of what would've been my parents __ anniversary (I really don't know exactly, but It was over 40 years....which is DEFINITELY a huge thing to celebrate).
p.s. I'm really am serious about these resolutions people! I know some people think they are pointless, but if you happen to be one of these people, just look at it as simply a goal with a deadline.
p.p.s. I never ever really have NYE plans (I usually worked)...which is a totally shame because I live in one of the best NYE party cities ever! Last year I was eating a huge juicy burger at the stroke of midnight...
p.p.p.s. Another one of my favorite things to do during the last month of the year is crash holiday parties. It's so funnnn! I highly recommend crashing at least one. I'm gonna try to crash my old job's holiday party. There were always amazing. And I always did everything in this video...