Ever since I was a little girl my mother has always expressed the importance of thank you cards. What started off as a chore has over time turned into a very enjoyable activity for me. I picked these cards out in October from T.J. Maxx ($4.99!) and thought they would be the perfect after Christmas/New Year's cards. As I sat and wrote my cards I began to reflect on 2014 and the new year to come. Like most people I set goals for myself to achieve in the new year, but I also set an intention. I decided 2014 was to be the year of travel for me. I was fortunate to be able to visit Italy, Louisiana, California, New York, and so many other places. In 2015 I want to continue to travel but I've decided I want my main intention to be centered around discovering what is real in my life. I want to dive deeper into friendships, love, adventure, and what truly brings me happiness.
I tend to be a bit of a chameleon in my everyday life. I can spread myself very thin and adapt in any situation, but is that really how a person should live? Trying on different hats is a part of discovering who you are. We wear graduation caps, party hats, church hats, and so on. Each represents a stage of our lives or a part of who we are at a given time. We try on different shapes and colors to find the perfect fit and eventually find one that suits us well. In the twenty years I've walked this Earth I don't think I've ever truly found a hat I am happy with, and I want to change that. Okay hat analogy over, my point is fitting in to many different groups or lifestyles will never be truly satisfying. I believe there is extreme gratification in investing in something one hundred percent. So here goes nothing, 2015 and the pursuit of finding my perfect hat.
I am also very excited to announce that this year I will be starting two new series. One will come later on in the year and the other will come out tomorrow! It is entitled "Highlights" and will feature people, places, things that interest me enough to share with you! Some posts might even be funny little stories about my week or exciting news. The series will focus on, well, the highlights! I got a camera for Christmas (yay!) so I look forward to posting more images, like the above one, with you all for future posts. I hope getting back into the swing of things has not been difficult, I know it can be hard after a long break. I wish you all the best of luck this year, happy 2015!