03 January 2012

Ringing in 2012!

Let the games begin!  It's a new year, a new beginning, 362 days left ahead of us all to make 2012 a totally phenomenal year. 

I've read so many negative comments, tweets, etcetera from people saying that 2011 was a terrible year.  It definitely had its ups and downs for me, but I wouldn't by any means label my 2011 as a bad year.  I think I gained even more maturity in 2011 - thanks to coworkers, friends, and family who are constantly teaching me.  I added even more work experience under my belt, I traveled to visit a lot of family, and I grew emotionally stronger, pulling myself from a personal situation that proved unhealthy for me.  And because of all of that, I've found myself at the New Year surrounded by family, friends, a new (old) hometown, and a huge smile on my face.  I have a new job role that I'm really excited to conquer, and I've got my sights set on building a beautiful life for myself back in California.  If 2011 hadn't taken me where it did, I wouldn't be standing in the same spot that I am today in 2012. 


Speaking of where I'm standing, I am writing this little ditty today from the East Coast!  I know, I know, I can't keep up either.  I'm in New York for a week and a half wrapping up some loose ends, meeting the gal that will be taking over my role here in the city, and making a "see you soon" toast to all my friends here in New York. 

Oh!  And I totally bypassed how I rang in the New Year!  I had planned to head up to my cousin's home in Santa Clarita for a great block party, but we had a last minute change of plans that found me at a little wine bar in Silverlake with my mom, sisters, their men, + a couple of new friends - it was low-key and completely ideal!  That's my kind of New Year's Eve.  How did your celebration turn out?  Was it what you were anticipating? 

9 comments :

christin said...

Well, since you asked, I rang in the grand ole 2012 listening to ye olde boyfriend barking at the worms. Apparently whiskey and champagne don't mix. What a moron...

Claire Kiefer said...

I had a lovely low-key New Year's Eve at home with close friends, board games, and plenty of sparkling wine. I had no desire to brave the crowds! I'm glad last year was a (mostly) good one for you, and here's hoping that 2012 is even better.

Michaela said...

What a lovely way way to ring in the new year. Hope your 2012 is amazing :)

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Nicole said...

I am so sad you're in NY this weekend! I'm coming to CA for a couple days!

Sara Louise said...

A little wine bar with family and friends sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

That sounds amazing!! Have a safe trip in NY! Let me know when you arent as busy and we can plan a time to get together!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Happy New Year girl! Wishing you all the best for 2012!!!
My NYE was simple, and easy...we didn't attend the party in LA, didn't go to Laguna or Vegas as planned and stayed home and had fun. Easy and fun!!!

Jennifer M. said...

Hmm - for me 2011 was definitely change-filled, but I wouldn't say it was bad. That's too bad that so many people had a bad year! I figure it's all part of life and even if parts of it suck, it hopefully teaches us something.