New Years and New Things

December flew past in the blink of an eye. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem like such a blur. No matter what holiday you do or don't celebrate, the final months of the year are the season of thanks and I hope we all found time to celebrate all the things we are blessed to have in our lives, for there are plenty!

As 2014 is coming to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on the many blessings of the year:

Parents and passions

Birthdays and weddings 

Boyfriends and best friends

Basketball games and rock concerts

Book clubs and book lovers

Kickball leagues and double dates

Blogger brunches and bottomless drinks

Late night walks and accompanying talks

NaNoWriMo and never giving up

Central Park and the Empire State Building

... And everything in between.

I'm taking a mini blogging vacation, meaning I'll be gone from my little corner of internet for a week or so. As I mentioned here, I struggle with the direction of my blog sometimes. I'll still be lurking in blogland, but I need a little time to revamp, refocus and rethink - and I couldn't have chosen a better time. Isn't that what the new year is all about? I'll be back in 2015, I promise, with more to share and a clear idea of where I am headed with this blog.

And because this feels like such a cheat post, I'm ending it with a few things that I've been enjoying and have made me smile recently:

Take Me To Church by Hozier on Grooveshark This song by Hozier, "Take Me To Church". After hearing it featured in this Beats by Dre commercial a bagillion times, I finally looked it up. Insta-love. I sing it randomly now because it's stuck in my head (especially the "this is hungry work" part, hehe!). So much soul!

Seriously, I could share a Bustle article everyday. It's been clear that the 90's are making a comeback and I love it! Here's how 2015 will basically be like 1996 a la Clueless. Like totally!

In addition to reading My True Love Gave To Me, I'm also reading On Writing by Stephen King for the first time. It is pure gold! All hail the King :)

Tell me about the things that have made your 2014 worth-while! Oh, and

Happy New Year!

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