Hello, 2015!

01 January 2015

"I want to be happy. Like, seventy to eighty percent of the time.
I want to be actively, thoughtfully happy."
- Landline, Rainbow Rowell

There's something about the changing of calendars that reminds us of new beginnings. Call it what you will but I love that we are given metaphorical blank slates to fill with more stories and memories. Happy new year, folks! I hope you had a great time welcoming the new year with the people you love. ❤


This year, by God's grace, I will:

actively pursue happiness • discover more • explore more • create more • make better and wiser decisions • say what I mean and mean what I say • cherish true friendships • go on more adventures • show the same, if not more, amount of love and support as others have shown me • be kind than be right • read good books • watch good movies • waste no time on bad books and movies • display more gratitude • create better stories • fall in love


And because a new year isn't a new year without a wish from Neil himself:
Be kind to yourself in the year ahead.
Remember to forgive yourself, and to forgive others. It's too easy to be outraged these days, so much harder to change things, to reach out, to understand. 
Try to make your time matter: minutes and hours and days and weeks can blow away like dead leaves, with nothing to show but time you spent not quite ever doing things, or time you spent waiting to begin. Meet new people and talk to them. Make new things and show them to people who might enjoy them.
Hug too much. Smile too much. And, when you can, love. 
One of my favorite books I read last year, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. has a line that goes, "We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories. In the end, we are collected works." May we be bestsellers.

2015 will be AMAZING.

13 comments:

Diane said...

Hi Krissy! Wishing you all the best in 2015. I may not regularly comment but I have been silently reading your stories. Continue your quest to "actively pursue happiness" :) You will achieve a lot in 2015. I will be one of those eagerly waiting for your stories.

Mimai said...

Happy New Year, Krissy! :) Let's have a crafternoon date sometime soon?

krissy said...

Awww thanks, Diane! I've been reading your blog, too! ❤
Happy new year! May 2015 be amazing!

krissy said...

Happy new year, Mimai! YES, PLEASE! Gusto ko yan! ❤

joey @ 80 Breakfasts said...

Happy New Year to you!

Claire Pascua said...

Happy new year, Krissy! Let's all make 2015 a great one!

"actively pursue happiness, be kind than be right" << very well said! :D

heyrocketgirl said...

May we be bestsellers indeed :) Happy new year, Krissy!


xx Reg

Liz Martin said...

i love the new year. it always gives me this feeling of hope that better things are up ahead and a new year always means a clean slate. :) happy new year! here's wishing you an awesome 2015!

crickette inserto said...

Happy New Year Krissy. I miss your blog and I miss blogging altogether. Looking forward to the brand new year and to the new posts you will write...

God Bless You!!!

krissy said...

Happy new year! :)

krissy said...

Thanks, Claire! May this year be AMAZING! <3

krissy said...

Indeed ^_^ Miss you, boothmate! Happy new year! <3

krissy said...

I feel the same, too! Except for a little new year blues a few days prior. But once the clock strikes 12, I'm all good. :) Thank you, Liz! Wishing you an amazing 2015! :)