Happy New Year!

i've been thinking about this impending new year a lot in the last few weeks.

i love new years, birthdays--any time the calendar gives us a chance to begin again.

i make long lists. carefully note all the things i'd like to change about myself.

i suppose it goes back to all those after-school-specials where the geeky kid comes back from summer vacation transformed. i've been waiting for that all my life. the day i suddenly wake up and have it... together (for lack of a better word).

but, i'm laughing as i write this, because i'm realizing it probably happens that way for very few (if at all).

and while i have goals for this year, and wishes and great aspirations, i'll write them down next week. because for today i resolve to accept that where i am right now, is just fine. perfect in fact. and there is nothing to change. only bits and pieces to add.

today i resolve to resolve nothing.

that being said, below are some words and images i'm pocketing away to take with me into this new year.

may 2010 bring you all that you've ever wished for. i cannot thank you all enough for your kind words, support, and continued encouragement. your presence and friendships have brought me so much more that i'll ever be able to convey to you.

see you in the new year!

with all the love i have to give,


"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times a little hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

Marilyn Monroe

let's go said he
not too far said she
what's too far said he
where you are said she

e.e. cummings

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."

Claude Monet

images 1 (quote picture), 2, 4, and 5 via sabino
3, 6, 7, and 8 via tweexcore