Resolutions and Ruminations

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I have to say, so far 2014 has been an easy transition. Usually I write last years date for months after New Year’s, but this year that “14” just flows onto the page. I think I’m ready for this year – looking forward to some changes. From where I sit right now, those include everything from turning 25, to moving across the country, to a possible wedding…

And that’s what I love about a new year. The possibility. Anything can happen this year, you could travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. You could meet that special someone, or perhaps celebrate another year of being together. You could learn a new skill, or instrument, or bake that cake that looks SO hard. Anything might happen, and it’s exciting.

My resolutions this year are a little more fluid that hard goals. I resolve to:
1. Stop rushing everywhere, become more serene
2. Decide if and where I want to go back to school, and what I want to study
3. Move back to California
4. Read 25 books, 10 of which are classics
5. Make (and stick to) a budget

There it is. And now, you all can keep me accountable! What are your resolutions?

xo. Brie

Right now reading list

audrey_ps One of my resolutions for 2013 was to read 50 books. Now that we’ve hit July and are officially half-way through the year, I’m realizing that goals may have been a tiny bit…optimistic. So far I’ve finished 10 books. Good ones mind you, but still only 10. And the only reason I’ve made it to 10 is that I told my wonderful Mother about my 50 book goal, and for my birthday she sent me a kindle!
kindle_psI seriously love it, it’s always in my bag wherever I go. It’s amazing how fast you can get through a book when you read a few pages here and there on your down time. Seriously, get a kindle. Right now.

Now that I’m electronically equipped, the next 10 books I plan to read are:
1. Serena by Ron Rash
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
3. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
4. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
7. Daring Greatly by Dr. Brené Brown
8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Happy reading, lovelies!

xo. Brie