Personally, I felt that 2013 was a bit of stand-still for me. I wasn’t sure in which direction I wanted to take my education of theatre. I felt stuck in a crossroads: knowing what I wanted, not knowing how to achieve it. I also felt like I wasn’t at a top-notch place with my view on myself either. I think that 2013 was the road to good things. I started therapy for some anxiety issues that have made me feel less than myself these past couple years, and I feel like that is well on its way to being under control. I love myself wholeheartedly again, and I’m finally at a place that I can say I have a clearer plan for how I intend my future to play out.
I’m going to consider 2013 a filler. I loved so many things that happened this year, and everything deserves acknowledgement, because without that, what was I doing all year? You don’t take a break from living. But now I feel that I’ve made decisions, and I can feel that 2014 will be more of a conscious-choice and fulfillment kind of year for me. Those are my favorite kind of years.
So! In order to celebrate, what do we do?? PARTY, OBVIOUSLY.
I don’t know if I’ve talked about it on this blog yet, but I really do love me some good event planning. Love. It. I love organizing and decorating and seeing how everything comes together!
For me, the party planning process usually starts with a Pinterest board. (link to my pinterest here, and link to my NYE party board here.) I use it like an inspiration board, (as it’s intended to be used, I think?) and gather all of my ideas and inspiration; gather a color scheme and decoration ideas, as well as browsing my food boards and deciding which recipes work the best!
If you are interested in what was cooked and served at my party, I will link to that blog post here!
My color scheme: gold and silver, obvi.
I was actually the most unorganized with this party as I have been with a party in a while. I left all the shopping until the day of the party. Luckily, I had organized myself with shopping lists, decided which stores to hit in which order, and had my dress already. Also luckily, guests weren’t arriving until 7:00, so I had all day to shop and get the house ready. There was not a dull moment, let me just tell you!
I’m just gonna insert pictures and let you see for yourself what the outcome was!
Here’s to the good things, new experiences, and lessons learned in 2014. As the psychic I visited yesterday said, “it’ll be a good one!” (Hopefully she’s right. I will make it so!)