As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself flooded with memories — all amazingly vivid despite their multitude. And while I am tempted to sit here and reflect on them all, I realize that in the background of my beautifully chaotic life has been one constant: music. Throughout every plane ride, tailgate (including one announcing the engagement of my best friends), run (& race), work day and more somber moments, there has been a playlist to see me through. So here, for your listening enjoyment, is my 2013 according to music. Thirteen songs to be exact.
Happy New Year! Today is a day filled with so much hope, so many aspirations. As a nation, we resolve to be better, do better, feel better. But what if we lived like every day was New Year’s Day? I dare you to try.
Cheers to a year filled with health, happiness, and all the love your heart can hold.
Hard to believe 2012 is coming to a close, isn’t it? For me personally, this past year feels both like a blink and an eternity all at once. I can’t believe that just a year ago, I was about to embark on my last semester of college. My classmates and I headed back to campus in January with an infinite amount of excitement en tow – it was almost electric. We were ready to enjoy a series of lasts without fully realizing the finality of graduation. With #YOLO leading the way, we charged through spring managing to balance academics with plenty (and I do mean plenty) of fun. From cruising off to the Bahamas for Spring Break to singing the alma matter with a degree in hand, this has been one heck of a year. And did I mention that life in the “Real World” also commenced? It’s certainly a change from college life, but parallels do exist. It’s about squeezing in just enough fun to make the tough days bearable, and remembering that no matter what, it’s the people that make every chapter of life worth living.
Here’s to a fabulous, prosperous, and healthy new year – live the life you’ve always dreamed of!
Hope you’ve had an absolutely magical holiday season and are gearing up for a fabulous New Year’s celebration! I’ll be ringing in 2013 in sunny Florida, enjoying a break from the Windy City. But rest assured that between my holiday festivities and beach days I’ve been baking up a storm and scouting out the latest trends from the Gulf – and can’t wait to share it all with you!
Cheers to a healthy, prosperous, and wonderful New Year!