Wednesday, January 2, 2013

HAPPY 2013!

a few moments from my new year's eve

You guys! It's 2013! I took yesterday off for my birthday and travel home from Atlanta, so I'm a day late on my Happy New Year wishes, but I mean them from the bottom of my (equally exhausted and excited) heart.

Today begins a major catch-up period for me with work, after being gone almost nonstop for the past three weeks. I always work from the road when I travel, but it's hard to establish a steady pattern and I usually end up with a pretty extensive pile of extra stuff to do when I return. I'm looking forward to getting back on track over the next few days so I can focus on the new year. I want to organize and redecorate my work space a bit, get my new Valentine's Day designs up in the art/card shop, work on redesigning my clothing line's website, and get my 2012 Quickbooks/tax stuff caught up. (Okay, so I'm not looking forward to that last part at all - but I do want to get it over with!)

I'm also really thrilled about the new plans and ideas I have for Bubby & Bean - and life in general - this year. I don't do New Year's resolutions because I'm notoriously bad at keeping them going. I think it's incredibly important to set goals, but I'm a believer in a healthy mix of planning and surrendering to the flow. I'm entering this year with a firm grasp on what I'd like to see happen and an open mind to whatever comes my way.  It's going to be a good year.

Once again, a very happy 2013 to you! And THANK YOU for all the sweet birthday wishes via emails, comments, twitter, Instagram, etc. yesterday.  Having a birthday on New Year's Day can be a little weird, and although my birthday admittedly becomes much less of a big deal to me with each passing year, it's nice (and appreciated) to feel the b-day love. You guys are the best.

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  1. I like the way you think! People put too much emphasis on new year resolutions and then end up feeling overwhelmed or pressured. Atleast I know I do! I like your plan to plan for go with the flow. =) Happy happy birthday again, it looks like you had a pretty special party!

  2. Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday! And I know what you mean about resolutions I never keep them either.

  3. Happy New Year to you too! Hope it bring some new resolutions, lots of excitement and joy!

  4. The happiest of new seasons to you! Love, Sage&Scarlet xoxo! I hope the whole year through you feel steady and peaceful...

  5. Happy Birthday, Melissa! And Happy New Year as well. =0)
    I don't usually do new year resolutions, but this year, I just had one that needs to stick...Exercise. And it needs to be ongoing. But I'm totally with you when you say that it needs to be that healthy mix of planning and going with the flow.
    Hope you had a great New Year's Eve and Birthday celebration.

  6. Happy belated birthday to you!!! I always fail with new year resolutions, I'm going to follow your lead and make plans but still be open to the universe!!!! :-)

  7. happy Birthday! and Happy New Year! :) Irene Wibowo

  8. totally loving your glittery nails <3
    would you like to follow each other?

  9. Happy new year!!! I hope you have a wonderful 2013.

  10. Happy 2013! It looks like you have many wonderful things in store for the new year. I'm getting back into blogging after a very long hiatus this year, and am looking forward to reading yours again!


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