Happy 2010 to all of you! The holidays are over (in my mind, this occurred yesterday--the 12th day of Christmas!), and it's time to take down the tree and move forward. I get really sad seeing everyone's used-up trees in their front lawn. It's as though they were taken for all their beauty, and then just thrown out to the wolves. I'm not sure why I associate so much life with every object I come across, but that's just how I feel (and perhaps why I've yet to take down ours).
We rang in New Years at a restaurant with family. It was nice to relax, kick back and make fun of each other for a night. If I'm to be honest, we do that on most nights--but to do it as the clock revealed to us a new decade...well, that was somehow different.
As for the look of the night, I kept it simple in all black. It was nearly impossible finding a good photo of the outfit, as the angle from the perspective of a 6'6" husband is majorly unflattering. Photos taken by him have a way of making me look about a foot tall, with two inch legs! So this one's chopped at the waist, but the only thing missing are some leather leggings and studded pumps.
nail polishes. A bright red shade, with an orangey base (Poppy) became the color of the night. All of the colors are flat and opaque. I can imagine that two coats would be the maximum needed to insure that everything is smooth and uniform. Packaging is nice, and true to American Apparel form--but I'd be lying if I didn't say I'll be looking forward to more color options in the future.
While lazying around on New Years day, I discovered my old list of 101 things to accomplish in 101 days. Luckily, I have until 2011 to complete it--but I love lists. Especially bucket lists, and lists of goals. It's the Virgo in me. All in all, I'm happy to have wrapped up 2009. This new year looks so promising, and while we celebrated some pretty amazing things this last year, I'm excited about the possibilities ahead. I'm more than happy to take the memories from this past year with me, as I open myself to everything 2010 has to offer. To steal a quote from my dear friend 'Anapesi's blog, I think my perspective on this are best summed up in this statement:
“In the Pacific, it is generally thought that people walk forward into the past and they walk backwards into the future, where the past and future are constantly fused and diffused in the present…this means that the onus of preserving the past and the mapping of the future- whether they be for culture’s sake or the humanity of future generations--rests squarely on our shoulders in the present." -Hufanga Dr. ‘Okusitino Mahina
What are you looking forward to this year? How was your New Years?