First off, thank you for all your wonderful comments yesterday. I found myself tearing up more than once because of you all - in a good way of course!
I've talked a lot about how I'm determined to make 2012 a magical year for me. I have lots of goals and plans, and I love how my energy and enthusiasm for this hasn't waned. However, as fabulous as big plans are, it's the everyday things that get me through. So I'm starting a new series - each month I'll mention a few things from the previous month that were small, but lovely moments I don't want to forget. I'd love for you to share some of yours as well!
*Savoring that first sip of a frappuchino when I know I have a long day ahead of me - it couldn't have tasted better.
*Receiving a voice mail from our 11-year old nephew raving about the insulated cup we got him for Christmas. It was sweet and hilarious. (Note to self: straws that change colors are a big hit).
*Losing myself in a good book - or nine. (I posted about reading eight books but I finished another on January 31st so I officially read nine during that month!)
*Talking to the author of a book I read. Incredible!
*Relaxing afternoons of talking and reading in Chicago with these lovely ladies.
*Laughing with Ben over silly things that no one else would find funny, and being reminded once again how right we are, and how happy I am to be married to him.
*Deciding to grow out and donate my hair again. (Definitely more on this later - I think I'm a little insane but I'm gonna go for it!)
*Pushing myself with writing - I entered Stratejoy's Essay Contest and my essay is one of the finalists! I'll be posting again later today because that's when my essay is supposed to go live on the Stratejoy blog. I'll need your help for sure! I'd love for you to read my essay and then vote for it at the end of the month to help me win the $500 prize! I'm so honored to be among the finalists and yes I want to win, but I'm more proud of myself for what I wrote and how I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
What magical moments do you want to remember from January?
Oh, and thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! The lucky winner is Lauren! Shoot me an email to claim your books!