2014…

Hello Bloggity Blog…

We are not friends. We have never been friends. I neglect you & you just feel like a ton of work without not much in return. Now my other friends, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter… those guys? We get along just fine. So in the spirit of new beginnings in the New Year, I’m going to start over with you, bloggity blog. Let’s play nice.
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2014 Declarations

  • Grow mermaid hair (I like how you think I’m kidding… Nope! I want it LONG)
  • Manage health issues (2013 kicked me in the teeth. I got run down the gauntlet more than a few times. I really can’t thank my family, friends AND clients who stayed with me, were my cheerleaders & have been really patient with me when I couldn’t offer much in return. You guys are literally why I’m still here. LOVE. YOU. ALL)
  • Give more to my dreams than to others’ (This might sound selfish, but I have the really bad habit of dropping everything I’m doing  & working to throw myself into helping someone else on their path… I’m sure it’s good karma though.)
  • Photography hiatus is officially over (I needed a break, needed to recover, needed to reassess, needed to get pumped again.)
  • Redesign my crippled website (It’s been 2 years of trying to realize my vision for a good online representation of my company. I’ve given up on others & am doing it myself. Working on the bones of it all this week!)
  • Financial mumbo jumbo (Going to get this train on the right track… & kick some debt in the ass)
  • Paint apartment (Or move to a new one… if I’m still here 6 more months, I’m painting. Either way the hunt is on!)
  • Improve friendship correspondence/mend neglected relationships (I need some quality time with people that I hold dear… who may have forgotten that I do)
  • Cook more at home (Everyone knows I love a restaurant more than just about anything, but I miss cooking at home, especially for a group of people. I’m reinstating a standing dinner party at my house like I did in France & occasionally here, in DC. Time to dust off the cookbooks.)
  • Take back up my regular yoga classes & acupuncture appointments (Not only does it help with my health issues, there is something really powerful about taking an hour out of your life to do something wholly for yourself & then be able to pass a better version of you onto others.)
  • Read 1 book a week (Ouf… this a lofty one, but I think I can do it. How I miss reading on the Paris metro & plowing through books… le sigh.)
  • Complete 1 creative project a month (I need a brain work out… and it can’t be 100% comprised of photography. Let’s shake this up.)
  • Volunteer (Suggested opportunities welcome!)
  • 1 oversees vacation (I don’t know how this happened to me. ME!?! But I’ve only taken one (albeit amazing) trip in the last 3 years since moving back stateside… this shall not stand.)
  • Discover new spots in the US (All of my US travel as of late have been to visit friends & family only… I need to explore. I see the west in my future.)
  • Stop beating myself up about what I don’t accomplish & celebrate the things that I do. (Now there’s the hardest of them all. “Stop worrying” is wrapped up in that one… it’s a doozy.)
  • Make nice with bloggity blog…

But let’s be serious, it’s all about the hair…

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PS Google Image search “mermaid hair” & the results are pretty ridiculous. For the record, that is not what I had in mind! Here, I did the work for you: YIKES!

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