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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


Emily Anne said...

Happy new year's, lady! I loved this! Especially:

"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."

I know what you mean... on some level I feel like I've been waiting for that too. Haha how impractical.

Your blog has been amazing this year, a source of inspiration. I've adored reading it and think you're one of the wisest people I know {well sort of, somewhat 'know'. you know?}.


Tia said...

I think we're all waiting for that moment of epic change. Hopefully one day we'll all realize sometimes things are perfect just as they are!

Have a great New Year!!

Melly said...

Happy New Year Meg! Hope it's a great one!

Brittan said...

happy new year, meg. thank you for your blog.

beatrice said...

wonderful, best new years resolution ever! mine is to make my life the way i want it to be.

happiest of new years, and, yikes, a new decade!

Randi Lee said...

Now I want Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream...

Happy New Year! I hope it brings you all the happiness you can stand!

Alexandra said...

You are so darling and I love reading ALL your posts!

I especially love the Monet quote- I think the only resoultion i'm making is to love myself more this year. a continuum of love, yes.


sheila said...

i agree, life is great where it is right now.
although I wouldn't mind a fatter bank account.
happy new year, meg.

Sera said...

love your post and realistic outlook! happy new year!

Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...

Wishing you a stellar new Year!

Brittany said...

gosh i love that marilyn quote! that's going to be my quote of 2010

iheartkiwi said...

i love the beginning of a new year... it always feels like you can be anything you want to be.

fresh starts are my favorite.

wishing you all the best in 2010 my dear!

communikate. said...


How often you type the words out of my mouth. I think we'd be good friends in real life.

Happy New Years!

Karls said...

New Year... New You! The Marilyn Munroe quote is a cracker... she was not only a stunner, but a very wise woman!

Toni said...

LOVE this post! Thank you!

Miss Carrie said...

Happy New Year, Meg! And lots of pink, bubbly optimism!

Amanda said...

Happy New Year Meg!! I love that quote by Marilyn; I can totally relate to that lol

IIDA said...

A beautiful post, and a beautiful end for '09. All the best for you in 2010!

mina said...

love the quotes, love the photos

sarathira sukiman said...

happy new year gorgeous! i just found out about your blog from ariel, and im so smitten. that picture of blue shutters will be my dream tonight :) i hope youre having a good week so far. love.