Welcome 2018!

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Marie Rilke

I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions last year. In January 2016, I resolved to live a simpler life. Funny story… 27 days after I made this resolution, I fell and broke my hip and spent the next five months on bed rest.  That spring, I decided not to make any further New Year’s Resolutions.

However, I love the freshness of New Year’s Day. In fact, I love it so much… Jerad and I chose to get married on New Year’s Day a few years ago. It was a fabulous celebration, and I still look fondly at our wedding photos.

I love that our anniversary is on a holiday, and we are always off to celebrate. This year, we will be celebrating with a traditional New Year’s dinner of ham, cabbage, and black-eyed peas. Following dinner, we’re headed to Christmas Town where we are sure to freeze! But, I want to savor the Christmas season for one more day.

May 2018 be your best year yet.

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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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