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January 2015

So long, longer hair..

Farewell to the idea that I would have long flowy hair like a Kardashian. 
So long pony tail holders I just bought yesterday. 
Welcome back, short hair... It's been too long.. (get it)

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(Right before I decided, without hesitation, that I would chop it all off)

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I actually wanted to go a lot shorter and not even have the long bangs... but I thought it would be fun to play with some long bangs (for now). 
The picture I showed my hairdresser was this:
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And I'm pretty happy about the result! 

 

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So is hubby.. he loves short hair, he'd even like it shorter! 

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Well Winter Break is officially over for the kids and I. Tomorrow (Monday) we all trek back to school. Well the kids do, this semester I only have classes Tues/Thurs & Wednesday nights (eeek). But I'm pretty excited to be home more throughout the week. Granted I'll probably be doing homework, but it's nice to not be out of the house every single day. I really need to spend more time being a "mom" too. Preparing dinners, being with my dogs, and keeping up with the chores. Most importantly, more gym time! 

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As for Project Life 2014, I am on week 51 !!! I stopped scrapbooking for a while during the break to enjoy watching the Harry Potter series!!! 

 

 


Growing Into 2015.

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It is officially 2015. 
One year, 365 days, gone, in what seems to be a blink of an eye. 
This blog has seen better days. In fact, at night when I can't sleep, I find myself scrolling through my own posts from years ago and I always think to myself, "Gosh, I really love to write..." Yet, I've spent many days sitting in front of my computer, completely blank. Or I find other things to do and tell myself, I'll do it "later". Well, later never comes. 

Lately, I've been inspired by a dear friend living in AK who writes beautifully and I'll randomly text her giving her a thumbs up for writing. Still, with distance and life getting in the way, we always retreat to one another's blog and find some sort of solitude and that "connection" and it's like sitting down having a cup of coffee with a great conversation all over again. 

So thank you my "Pork Cold Noodle" companion (probably the only other person reading my blog) for always inspiring me.

 

This inspired my One Little Word for 2015. 

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"I just want to go on more ADVENTURES"

Yes! All kinds of adventures! Not just the kind that requires you to fly in order to get there, but anything daring and exciting, something that will take me out of my comfort zone and question my capabilities. The kind that makes your heart flutter with both excitement, anxiety, with a tinge of fear. Those kinds of adventures are the best kind. I look forward to them and I will embrace them as they come.

"Be around good ENERGY, CONNECT with people"

This is vital! Surround yourself with positivity, always. 

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I have been so fortunate to have met so many amazing people in my life with whom I've had instant connections with. But moving around puts a damper on the ability to create long lasting friendships (that are not long distance). But I continue to put myself out there, always welcoming people with a smile. I have always had a deep desire to connect with people, to listen, to know more about them, to share stories, to be a part of their life as much as they are becoming a part of mine. Being back in school has opened doors to some amazing connections and some fabulous souls. Not only do we share the same desires of becoming great artists, we can laugh at the "graphic arts lingo" or critique one another's work all the while walking the same road. These connections are important because we constantly push one another and no one else understands the hurdles of the CA program than the very students in there with you. I'm welcoming each beautiful soul that crosses my path.. 


LEARN new things.
As much as we think we know everything.. we don't! Open up your mind and your heart to new things, new opportunities, new skills, new recipes, new workout regime...  Feed your mind, feed your spirit, feed your soul, feed your heart. Invest in yourself to further our knowledge, it truly is an investment in our future! You are never too old to learn. Life is meant to be lived, to explore, to learn and to share. Sharing your knowledge is one of the greatest gifts a person can give. And, as you teach, you will find yourself learning. 

 

GROW.
That's my word for 2015.

This year it will be about

growing
cultivating
harnessing
developing
becoming

-- who I want to be in every facet of my life. 

 

As with every New Year, I welcome it with open arms. I'm excited to see what's ahead. There are a lot of uncertainties, but I know I will get through them with the love and support of my husband and my family.