Friday, January 3, 2014
New Year, New You?
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy & safe New Year’s Eve.
Despite our ambition (okay mainly mine not hubby's) of having a New Year's eve party with family & friends we once again opted to stay in the with the kids, having our own celebration.
In our not-at-all glitzy clothes, we watched movies & played games, with hugs & kisses all around at midnight before heading to bed. Which means we woke up bright-eyed & bushy tailed with out a hint of a hangover so we could watch the Rose Bowl Parade. New Year's day was filled with the parade, football, snacking, laughing & dinner together.
Having a family has definitely changed how we have celebrated New Year's Eve for more years than I wish to say but it has also given us the opportunity to create some traditions here in Honeybee Cottage.
I always get excited for a new year. It means a a fresh start, new promises & new planner!
The symbolic power of January 1st is huge. Research shows more than a third of Americans will make a New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know about you, but these days I seldom make New Year's resolutions. Maybe since I find them so hard to keep. I do find that it is the perfect time to look back on all that was accomplished in the past year, giving me the opportunity to be grateful for what I have no matter how tough the year was.
With that said we are undertaking a 31days of Living Well and spending Zero Challenge.
As many of you know I love to reuse, re-purpose & reinvent items to decorate my home. I think that for the most part we live frugally. I won't lie & say that I do not love to indulge in my love of clothes, handbags, shoes & yarn. But I have discovered that I love traveling & indulging in experiences with family & friends even more.
I am hoping that this challenge will help us evaluate & reset our spending habits, as well as how we look at money. Helping us define what "living well" really is...
I will keep you posted.
Do you make New Year resolutions?
Wishing you all a happy, healthy & prosperous 2014.