2015 | Something From Nothing

I haven't talked to y'all in awhile - how is everything? How is life? Did you have a good Christmas? Did you party your brains out on New Years? Here's what I've been up to. At least since we last spoke.

I have been working two jobs (Hot Topic and Lush, both at Southcenter Mall), and running around Seattle like a chicken with its head cut off. I've been back home a few times. I've been running on 5 hours of sleep a night on average. I've almost finished watching The Killing on Netflix. I've started Twin Peaks on Netflix. I've been hanging out with a man. I got a record player for Christmas. I prefunked on Smirnoff and Red Bull on New Years before seeing Reignwolf shred like they always do, and didn't get back to my house for the night until 5 a.m.

It's been crazy. It's been wild. It's been exciting. And it's been a perfect way to end 2014 and jump into 2015. 

These are some photos I took of my roommates on New Years Eve. We all looked pretty cute, and I wanted some memories from that night, since I knew it was going to be great.

This is Sarah.
Here's me. Obv.
This is Laurel - she's staying with us until she finds her own place. But we're glad to have her for the time being.
And this is Sonnet.
Shannon wasn't home from California yet - but you best believe that we'll have some pictures of her at some point too.

I titled this post Something From Nothing for several reasons. It was one of my favorite songs of the year, from one of my favorite bands, Foo Fighters. It was the song that kicked off their series Sonic Highways - one that followed the band through recording the album of the same name all the way across the country. 

And it's how I want to start the year. Last year was one of the best years of my life. I made some of the best friends I've ever found in this city, ones that have changed my life so much for the better - whether they're still here or not. I finally made the big move. I did it. I made it here. But I have so much more to do with it. I can't just be here and that be enough. I need to make something out of this great situation I've made for myself. I need to make a life for myself - one that includes all these new people I've found. 

2014 brought me to a better place, both geographically and emotionally. I've surrounded myself with supportive and encouraging people, ones that have helped me realize my full potential. Ones that have pushed me to make things happen without making me feel ashamed of where I have come from.

Now that I'm settled, and Christmas is over - I'm going to get back into blogging, and back into my life. I'm going to go on more adventures. I'm going to have full and meaningful relationships. I'm going to take day road trips. I'm going to explore my neighborhood. I'm going to kiss more people. I'm going to take more photos. 

You can hold me to that. 

So while I'm not going to make any concrete resolutions - all the things in that last paragraph are my promises to myself.

I'm going to make something of 2015. Last year gave me a pretty good clean slate to work with.

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