new years

Peace Out 2014

Here we are, December 31, 2014. Did you accomplish all that you wanted to when you set out on January 1 this year? Did you make it the best year that you possibly could? I think about these things each year as it comes to an end.

Here’s a confession, I am not the biggest fan of New Years Eve as in let’s go out and party. I feel places are overcrowded, everything is overpriced and you know there is going to be about five road blocks on the way home and you are dodging drunks left and right. So why do I get excited about the new year?

I like to look at the calendar turning over as a fresh start. Around the holidays I tend to be a little lax on my diet and exercise as I let life happen and enjoy myself. Do I throw out all my hard work? No. So I wont be that person who hits up the gym for the first three weeks of the new year only to drop it again. However, I do tend to challenge myself in January to set the bar for the new year of health and fitness for me. I let go and forgive myself for those few extra cookies I had, or the seasonal brews I indulged in and just push forward.

I also like to look at out home, see what’s working and what needs changing. Our finances, perhaps there is somewhere we can save that we haven’t realized yet. My time with family, after enjoying the closeness during the holidays I try not to let it go away just because they are over. I was reminded how important family time is and try to make a plan to see those people regularly.

In the end wallpaper quote 2014 2015

Some people prefer a spring cleaning, I prefer seasonal cleanings and purges and January is a great time to purge that in which you don’t need or no longer makes you happy.

So cheers everyone!!! Cheers to a great 2015! May we all be healthy and happy.

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  • Reply Laura December 31, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I’m so thankful for 2014 because I got to meet you!! I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings with all of our endeavors! Love you!! Happy New Year!!

  • Reply Tracy December 31, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I’m reflecting on and feeling a lot of the same things as you as this year comes to a close. Happy New Year, Nadine!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 31, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I’m with you on seasonal changes…I like to refresh every 3 months and can’t wait for Jan. 1 even though that means the dead of winter is upon us here in New England!! Hope you have a wonderful New Years girl! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Julia December 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I’m the same as you about New Year’s Eve, we’ve never really been ones to go out much because like you said, it’s just crowded and overpriced! The only thing we’ve really done is go down to St. Augustine which is fun to walk around. I’m just as happy staying home with Adam and relaxing!

    2014 was great but I’m excited for 2015 and hope it’s awesome for all of us! Cheers! 🙂

  • Reply Joey December 31, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I’m with you on the whole “go out and party” thing. I’m over it. We have zero plans tonight. I might run into the store and grab some yummy cheeses and some wine and have an at home date night. There’s a good chance we won’t make it to midnight. Cheers to 2015, friend. Here’s hoping it’s all we hope it will be!

  • Reply Kate December 31, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Lots of reflecting for me too. Happy New Year, Nadine!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 31, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I don’t think I’ve been out on NYE for 10 years!

    Cheers friend! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Mree December 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m happy to be staying home tonight. I’m getting over being sick and it’s freezing here!! Just having a girls dinner and then home. Happy New Year!! Wishing you much happiness in 2015.

  • Reply Kerry December 31, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I am not a fan of going out either. Hope this year brings you much happiness!

  • Reply alyssa December 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I totally agree with you on the fresh start. May your 2015 get off to a wonderful start and cheers to more accomplishments and goals met in the new year!

  • Reply Pamela @ Sequins & Sea Breezes December 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I completely agree about not really wanting to go out on NYE. I hate paying like $50 to get into a place that I can get into for free any other day of the year. Happy New Year girl! Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you!

  • Reply January 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    i had a party last night with my fave ppl!

  • Reply kristen January 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    i haven’t been out in NYE in 4 years.. and i only went out 4 years ago because we were in london, lol. i’d much rather hang at home!

  • Reply jackie January 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    happy new year! i’m also taking this time of year to take stock of everything and set some general goals. oh and i fell asleep at 10 pm on new year’s eve ha.

  • Reply P.J. January 4, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I am with you in regard to New Year’s Eve. I ended up with a few friends playing some games and by the time I headed home, I was actually shocked that I didn’t see one car for a 20-minute ride. Though, I won’t lie, I was kind of happy about that, too!

  • Reply Kay R. January 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Happy New Year dear!

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