Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Optimism.

The optimist in me absolutely loves New Year's Day (minus the hangover, but in keeping with the positivity, it's a sign of a good night!).

I love that it becomes universally acceptable to be optimistic - to give the finger to all the things in the prior year that didn't turn out as planned so that you can start over. I don't know many people (actually, I know absolutely none) who go into a new year thinking, "Well, this one is going to suck as much as  the last." 

On my Facebook feed alone, I read status after status about wishes for the new year - people posting resolutions and just being hopeful about what 2013 is going to bring to all of us. It doesn't matter if the resolutions get broken, which they invariably will - for a week, a few days, however long it lasts - people are trying to better themselves, to be better versions of who they already are.

To start the year off right, I'm keeping in the spirit of positivity with the following things to keep in mind when things aren't as blissfully optimistic or hopeful as they are while a new year enfolds before us. 

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Can't wait to see all of your celebration pictures and hear how your New Year's Eve went (and what you wore!). Happy 2013, loves! xox

Currently listening to: Sunblocks - Ratatat

P.S. Let's be Instagram friends in 2013, if we're not already! @littleallygator


TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Yes... I am with you - positivity is one of the best things about New Years... and everyone has it! It's that hope for a bright 2013 that keeps us moving forward past the not so good things of our past :)

Thank you so much for your sweet words - you really are such a special and sweet person... i am so glad we met through this crazy blog world and have stayed in touch. You are a beautiful person and I think you deserve all the best!! xoxoxo

Ashley said...

Happy 2013, lady! Wishing you all the best this year! I have a feeling it'll be a good one :) I am so happy to see you're writing more... I might be behind on saying so since I've been really bad about keeping up myself, but I've missed ya! xoxo

Ash said...

Happy new years.

The positivity is good around this time of year, even if it can be fleeting. It's still good to forget and to blow off what happened the past year.

Also, huge fan of both the Cherokee and the 'Blow your own damn mind' quotes. True stuff.

Take care, and hope 2013 is a damn good year for you.

Peas owt.

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome quotes!
Especially loving Liz Taylor's!

Happy 2013 :)


Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Marvellous quotes...good to be positive!! Happy New Year, I hope it's a wonderful one for you xx

Elle Sees said...

my best advice for positivity is whether you think you can or you can't, you're right

Diane said...

just starting following you on instagram! i'm still fairly new at it...but i'm so addicted. :)

Creando mi armario said...

Amazing post!, so original!
Happy new year!

Nicole Linette said...

So true, even if we don't hold the optimism for long, as least we start out with it! I really appreciate the Cherokee quote, as well as Fitzgerald's, Kerouac's and Liz Taylor's! Awesome images. I had the laziest New Year's Day ever, haha. Here's to hoping for a beautiful 2013.

xo, nicole.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love this! These quotes are so inspirational :)

Wishing you the VERY best in 2013 because that's what you deserve, and nothing less!

Happy New Year, sweet friend!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Love these! So glad we a instagram friends - its fun to catch up with you outside of the blog world! :) Best wishes for a fantastic 2013 sweet friend!

Kristine Rutledge said...

Great quotes and sayings! Happy 2013!! :)


Style StreetStalker said...

Awesome post!!! Great blog - you have a new stalker!!



K.I.S.S. said...

like your blog dear ;)
would u like to follow each other?

Sara Louise said...

Happy 2013 to you Allison! Cheers to it being the best one yet x