12.30.2013

cheers to a new year!

2013 was a great year. But I am so excited for this new year to start and see what adventures 2014 has for me. I will begin my senior year of college in 2014. I will spend the whole summer with the love of my life. Hopefully this little blog and my design site will grow even more, and I'm sure there will be many amazing things that happen next year that I can't even imagine right now! Looking into the future, I am just very excited about what is to come. It's almost the end of the month, which means that it is now time to share with you all January's topic for the Ten Favorite Things link up! On Monday January 6, come join me to share your ten favorite things about a new year!


Grab the button from my sidebar for your post and get it ready! I can't wait what you all have to say! But for now, here are my Ten Favorite Things about a new year!

one opportunity. A new year means new opportunities and fresh starts. Whether it's an opportunity with a new job, or something within your school, making new friends or meeting your soul mate, there is always the anticipation of new beginnings that excite me so much. While 2013 had many of those things for me, I know that 2014 is going to be just as amazing, if not more!
two the weather. In Arizona, it doesn't really get not hot as hell cold until the end of December/January, so I always love the weather at the beginning of the new year. I might be regretting saying that though when I'm still in Montana and its -100 degrees and snowing outside! Brrr.
three motivation. With resolutions and goals swirling around this time of year, I always have a little extra motivation. I'm not particularly fond of making resolutions because I usually never follow through with them, but I am always excited to start the year out on a happy and healthy note!
four New Years Eve. I know this is technically not part of the new year, but I mean c'mon, who doesn't love getting a little cray cray on New Years?! Poor Handsome got to spend it last year in Amsterdam and this year has to spend it in Montana with his girlfriend who can't legally go out and drink, but I'm sure that we're going to have a good time!
five new classes. I am so glad that college classes are only a semester long. I don't know how I stayed in the same class for a whole year in high school. By the time the semester is over, I am so sick of my classes and so so sooo ready to move on! Next semester I am taking mostly business and psychology classes, which might be a lot of work but at least I'm finally taking classes that I'm interested in!
six reading people's resolutions. Like I said, I'm not big on making my own resolutions. But I do love reading other people's resolutions and betting on how long they'll actually stick to them. 
seven relaxation. I love the holidays. I really love them. It's hands down the best time of the year and I wish that it could be all year long. But, sometimes it can be really stressful! With finals, gift shopping, arranging travel, and all of the other craziness that comes with the season, the new year presents a chance to get away from it all. The stress and chaos is finally over, and we can relax.
eight reflection. A new year also calls for reflecting over the past year. Enjoying the memories made and learning from the mistakes can be very helpful when starting fresh!
nine another birthday. Uh...who doesn't love birthdays?! Another year means that another birthday is coming! That's the funny thing about birthdays...they're kind of an annual thing. (Yes, I just quoted Tangled.)
ten change. I guess this one kind of goes along with number one, but a new year allows for change. Change in your life, body, and mind. There's always something we can do to make ourselves and our lives better, and starting a new year off with this mentality can be an amazing thing. If we all try to be a little kinder, a little more patient, or treat one another with a little more respect- think about all of the change that can be made!

Don't forget to get your posts ready and come link up on the seventh! Cheers to a new year! 
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19 comments:

  1. January for me always means a "new start"! Looking forward to your link-up on Jan. 7th. Enjoy your time with Handsome. You guys are the cutest couple! :)

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  2. Love this idea! And I can agree with all ten of these things!! I love the idea of a new year and a new chance to make things better. Even if your motivation or commitment wavers throughout the year (which let's face it, we all will at some point!), I still get so excited for the beginning, for new opportunities and new goals!

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  3. For me it wasn't a good year, have you're excited for the new year. I"m too! Really I am ! Love your blog! Great to meet you! Lifestyle bloggers are more fun!

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  4. I'm going to have to put some serious thought into this one! I love the idea though!

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  5. Lists like this are my favorite! Speaking of favorites, that is :) Love this idea!

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  6. I can't wait to link up.. with that being said, I'm loving that a New Year does bring change! But I'll tell you about that on the 7th!

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  7. Every new year is a wonderful begging . Haha , I was NEVER used to make new year resolutions but seeing others really inspired me . It's just natural , cheers to success friend.

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  8. LMAO, I love it -- betting how long they will last. Too funy and so true. What are your cray cray plans for NYE? I am going to be getting crazy... with a 5 course dinner from the Melting Pot, ha!!!

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  9. Love this idea and I may sit for a while thinking of ten things.

    Come check it out. and let me know your input. It would mean alot. Thanks. http://pinkowl07.blogspot.com/2013/12/too-blessed-to-be-stressed.html

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  10. I've always thought you were wise beyond your years. Until I read #9. I freakin' CRY on my damn birthdays now that I'm so old. I'll be 29 on my next one. WHY GOD WHYYY?! hahah

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  11. Love this idea! The start of a new year always brings such a renewed sense in so many ways. Until the beginning of February, ha!

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  12. I love all of these!!!!
    Happy New Year, Brianna!!!! Glad I got to meet you this year!!! :)

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  14. This is the perfect linkup for today! I'm hoping for an absolutely beautiful 2014 for you, Brianna! xo

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  15. Always love the weather during the start of the year too since its now usually in January that it gets cold! And another year indeed means another chance and another bunch of opportunities along the way! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family Brianna! <3

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  16. I've still go to finish mine so I'm able to link up.

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  17. New classes were a big one for me when I was still in college cuz that means the old ones are DONE!!!!

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  18. Love it! I know how you feel about weather. In California it was 85 degrees on Christmas. I want to be able to wear winter clothing. lol. But I am glad I don't have to deal with snow and crazy weather like many people.

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