New Year, New Adventures

Before I start my ramblings for 2013, I want to wish everyone a very happy new year! I know I’m a little late, but better late than never, as they say! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season, a beautiful christmas and a fantastic start to 2013.

I have been quite absent from my blog these past months, due in part to being busy with other things, but mostly due to lack of inspiration. There are moments like that – sometimes I have writing overflowing out of me, other times the inspiration well dries up a little. It can be frustrating because I miss writing when I’m not doing so much of it, but it feels so good when I finally get into it again. So hopefully 2013 will wake me up a little! I am definitely planning on feeding my creativity in this new year (not just figuratively: one of my goals is to try at least one new recipe a month) and I hope to do more writing! I definitely wrote more in 2012 than 2011, so if I can keep up that trend in 2013 I would be very happy!

Another way I intend to play around with my creativity and hopefully learn a lot in the process is with photography. After months of looking at cameras, reading reviews, asking suggestions and advice from many bloggers, a very generous (and loving) Santa delivered my first ever DSLR (a nikon d5100). To say that I am excited would be an understatement. I am like a kid with an awesome new toy. To all the bloggers who gave me such detailed and great advice: thank you! Your suggestions and thoughts were so helpful throughout this process. To my much loved Santa: thank you, thank you, thank you. It was a beautiful surprise.

And now, the fun part…pictures, pictures, pictures! I have a lot to learn and I’m looking forward to every minute of it! Oh, and any thoughts, suggestions, comments, advice – they’re always welcome. 🙂

I’m hoping that 2013 will be a year filled with adventures of all sorts. On the creative side, I want to learn as much as I can about photography and how to really use my dslr properly. I want to write more – and I need to admit that as much as inspiration plays a role, so does having some kind of discipline to sit down and write. I’ll definitely be trying to stick with the one new recipe a month (I’ve already done 2 this month!); maybe I’ll write about some of them here. I also hope 2013 will be a year of exploring more, seeing new places and having travel adventures. Whether those places are near or far, just a little day trip or a longer getaway, I always love them. One of my favorite things is to go someplace completely new with my husband and explore together. Sharing that sense of adventure and discovering an unknown place together is an amazing experience. We’ve already driven to 2 new states this year, and enjoyed beautiful snow-covered landscapes and amazing views. It was a wonderful day for so many reasons and I look forward to many more like it.

Here’s to 2013: may this new year be filled with love, laughter, and many new adventures.


10 thoughts on “New Year, New Adventures

  1. I’ve missed your writing, hope to see more of it this year — with photos! Remember what they say … “the best camera is the one you have with you” … so keep the Nikon with you at all times! I can’t wait to see what you come up with …


    1. Thanks, Paige! 🙂 I know I’ve been quite absent these past months so I’m really hoping to get back into it – I’ve really missed blogging and the interaction with the readers. And I’ll be sure to keep the Nikon close by and to share the photos along the way! 🙂 Keep your beautiful photos coming – I always look forward to your posts!


  2. Wow. I had a lousy day, and after reading this I’m feelin’ good. All the best to you in 2013 – have fun with that camera! I took more pictures last year than I did all my life up to that point, and had a blast. Good to see you back –


    1. Your comment put a smile on my face and lifted my mood very much. To know that something I write can help in even a small way is one of the nicest comments to get, so thank you for letting me know. 🙂 I do hope your day wasn’t too lousy and that today is better!

      Thanks for your new years wishes and for the lovely comment 🙂 I think I also took more pictures in 2012 than ever before, and it really is wonderful, I agree! I’m hoping there will be even more photos (and writing!) in 2013 – I’ll make sure to post them along the way!


    1. Thanks, Naomi! I’m hoping 2013 will get my creative self going – on the notebook, through the camera, in the kitchen, on travels…all over! 🙂


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