Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hi, 2012!

So, I took forever to begin writing this post.
I really wanted it to be's a post about the new year, after all. I wanted to encapsulate my year of 2011. I wanted to scrawl and scratch out all of it. The beautiful and the ugly. The tiny, stunning memories I wanted to hold on to forever.

I wanted to write about how much better 2012 will be, because it's always supposed to be 'better', right? Oh boy. I wanted to do that.
But, you know what? I'm not gonna.

Because, when I sat down to get it all out, to shower the interwebs with all of 2011's beautifully complicated intricacies as I bid it adieu and welcomed in 2012, all I could come up with was this:

"2011 any other year."

Good, bad, ugly, serendipitous, beautiful, horrible, incredible, normal, new, old....all the time
In 2011, I lived. 

It's a strange place to be in, this 5-days-into-a-new-year sorta place. It feels like we're commanded to be either saying goodbye to the past or welcome the future with open arms. I mean we have all of the "year in reviews", the "best of" stuff, the resolutions, all of the "this year I will....", but where is the RIGHT NOW?

Well, you guys, here is my now:

Hearing my sweet love saying, "I love you. You make me happy." while he cooks a beautiful meal with this beautiful song filling my heart and my ears. Squeezing him tight in our cute, cramped, yellow paint filled kitchen. It's out of a movie and it's right here.

This sweet boy of mine and a small group of friends sure did have a beautiful time saying hello to 2012, though, I'll tell you what. But this year felt different. Maybe it's because it was 'drama'-free. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. Maybe it's just because. But this time it was all about being present. Being present and grateful for it all.

 So, this year, if I 'resolve' to do anything, it'll be to be more grateful for all of the beautiful moments I experience every single day of every single week, in every single month in every single year....while they're happening ;)



  1. i'm right there with ya sister! be here now! that is the theme for 2012...well, actually...i try to make that my theme for each year, each month, each day. i think this is the best kind of goal, a little tricky to manage at first, but easily attainable with a bit of work. funny how shutting out the chaos and being present takes can do it!...we can do it! ;)
    love and love.

  2. Rock on my lovely friend! I hope 2012 is everything you hope and more. You're a beautiful person with a beautiful soul and you deserve nothing but all the happiness in the world! <3

  3. Thank you, beautiful ladies! <3 <3 <3

  4. Hi Adie!!! I am "friends" (through the internet) with Danielle and that's how I found you. I got your amethyst necklace for Christmas and it changed my life! I am a gemstone freak... and I just love your work (and your blog) so much. Just wanted to let you know! <3 <3


  5. EEEEeeep! I am so happy you like it...nothing makes me happier than knowing that my work is going into some loving hands and homes. Thank you so much for writing to me, it really warms my heart and gives me a beautiful start to my day. Thank you thank you.
    <3, Adie

  6. Your "now" sounds pretty freaking wonderful :)

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