Goodbye 2013

And just like that, it’s over. Another year has come and gone. And to tell you the truth… I have never been so excited to bid farewell to another year. 2013 has been the most eventful year for me to date. Experienced a plethora of highs and lows. The lowest of lows… for me, at least. And I know it’s these things that help shape me into the woman I am today… but it’s so good to say “I’ve lived, I’ve learned…and now I’m ready to move on and never look back.”

So what am I doing this New Year’s Eve? Well. After a crazy holiday season, after working a crazy ridiculous work schedule, after numerous family gatherings (Thanksgiving, birthday parties, Christmas parties, baby showers)…all I want to do is stay home and relax. And that’s exactly what I am going to do. I will be ringing in the New Year with dinner, wine, and the company of the loves of my life – my hubby and fur baby Tipsy. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be. Not getting all dolled up. Lounging around in my pj’s all evening straight into the night is how I’m gonna welcome 2014.

With that said, I’m very optimistic about what 2014 will bring me. I’m expecting more highs than lows. And I’m gonna work my ass off to make sure that I enjoy every second. If I’ve learned anything this past year, it’s that life is just too damn short. Count your blessings, live in the moment… and just be happy. My only resolution this coming year is to focus on what matters to me. What makes me happy. And to just have fun.

Happy New Year!!!

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Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Christmas is right around the corner and I am so very surprised that my profession has not affected my love for Christmas AT ALL. Been in “Christmas mode” since September and I’m still so very excited to be celebrating the holiday with family and friends. Even having my home burglarized almost 3 weeks ago did not put a damper on my spirit. Crappy things have happened to me within the last 6 months, but I’m still trudging on. Enjoying the blessings in my life. The weather here in Southern California has been the best the past few days. Super cold weather. Some rain. Very fitting for the holidays. LOVE it. I will definitely be sad once Christmas is over.

One thing I’m missing out on this very day is my sister’s baby shower all the way in Hawaii. Oh the things I’m missing because I live so far away. But I’m so very excited and happy for her. I had so much fun shopping for the baby shower gift. Even splurged a little. EVEN made me want to shop for baby stuff for myself…and I’m not even expecting! I guess that’s my biological clock saying something. But that’s a whole different story. Not one I will talk about today…but maybe one day. Anyway, I’m hoping to see lots of pics via IG and FB from family who will be attending this blessed event (hint hint Eder clan!) and can’t wait till Baby Parras is finally here so I can meet her!

I know last year I promised more blog posts and I failed miserably at that. I’m not sure I will make the same promise for this coming year… But I sure can promise I will do my best at it. I do love to write…that hasn’t changed. It’s finding the time in between life events to spit out even a few words just to say ‘hey’. Maybe I’ll surprise ya.

Anyway, I hope ya’ll are having a great holiday season. Go shop. Stimulate the economy. But please make sure you are nice to those that work in the retail and food industry. They work their asses off and are human, too. Most times we love to help you out…and being rude to us will only make things worse. (Like how I snuck that in, huh? I’m so random.) Ok so if I’m not back here any time soon… have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!