Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m betting no one is sorry to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. This year has been the pits for so many of us it’ll be great to move on. I seldom make resolutions and I haven’t chosen a guiding word for 2021 yet. After the year we’ve endured, I’m finding it more helpful to focus first on what went right in 2020. It’s all too easy to get distracted by the things that go wrong and I’m often guilty of sliding down that slope.
I propose that we count our blessings from this past year so that we start 2021 with a hopeful, grateful heart. Get a little journal if you like, and write them down as they occur to you. Seeing them written down makes them feel more concrete.
Now let’s talk about New Year’s Eve. We’ve celebrated it at home for years.
Parties were fun when we could go, but I always had a hard time staying up that late. Now we hang at home and pretend we’re on New York time. We watch the ball go down in Times Square and call it a night.
This is what I’ll be wearing to celebrate New Year’s Eve on my couch. I found the stretch velvet pants stacked on a table with pajamas at my local Loft. They didn’t look like pajamas but the salesperson insisted they were. The website tells me they aren’t PJ’s but they’re certainly as comfortable.
This soft sweater is covered with tiny little copper sequins that add a festive touch without being over the top. I can also see this styled with jeans for an easy day look. As much as I’m obsessed with my new Birdie shoes, they’ll be replaced by my black fuzzy slippers because we don’t wear shoes in the house.
Big sparkly earrings, a red lip, and I’m ready!
Thank you so much for allowing me to come into your lives and your email box this year. Your comments, honesty, and openness have made this a place where real connections are being made. Our community has helped many of us to feel less isolated and alone during this tough year. Virtual friends are real friends and I count many of you among mine.
Happy New Year and best wishes for a happy and joyous 2021 filled with peace, good health, and love.