january dreamin'

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Thus far, 2014 has been a breath of fresh air. It has been seven wonderful days of dreaming about what the remaining 358 will hold. I think this is going to be a good year though. One I won't soon forget in the years that follow. I feel this will be a year I will look back on as one I grew as a person and a creative and as the year I simplified and learned to see the beauty in the little details. I have many ideas swirling around in my head, new projects I want to work on, things I want to write about. I'm anxious to take on photography and challenge myself in that field, in my writing and in my overall creative adventures.

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These photos have been my 2014 so far. It's been days filled with low-key moments but wonderful ones, nonetheless. This past weekend, the first full one of the new year, was three days of us writing, cooking, taking walks and dreaming. The year has been days filled with sunshine, rain and snow, subzero to 50 degree temperatures, tea breaks, morning pancakes and nights of reading. I think our farthest drive last weekend was to the grocery store and a Goodwill drop-off run.

This is also going to be a year of change for us. We are trying to clean out our lives a bit as our lease on our first apartment together is up at the end of March. As much as we truly love living here, we have absolutely no idea where we will end up in less than three months from now. That uncertainty is scary, but oh so exciting. There's something to be said for throwing your hands up in the air and letting the wind take you where it may. I've always been a big planner, but I've found myself slowly easing up on that need to constantly know what is to come.

We have many ideas floating around in our heads as to what April and the rest of 2014 will bring. Ideas that I will eventually share once they become a bit more sound. For now, I'm savoring this cozy 700 square feet of a beautiful mess we've made home and appreciating this wild winter, because I know when it's gone, I'll miss it dearly.

So cheers to 2014, every single beautiful minute of it and all the change to come.