January is an important month for me because I feel it really sets the stage for the rest of the year. Last year, I had a fabulous start to 2012 and the rest of the year definitely followed suit. It may be a little superstitious, but mostly I think starting the year off with a bang motivates and inspires me to keep striving for more awesome things.
Partly due to those things but more because I really just miss my best friend, I made a really spontaneous decision to visit Meggie in Pittsburgh. We were planning for a little bit later in the year, but turns out earlier worked better and I got a great deal on plane tickets. For this month. Specifically, in EIGHT days. WHAT?! I had to just look at a calendar to realize that, and now I’m even more excited than I already was, and now I’m getting the happy butterflies and I WANT TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I’M SO HAPPY.
Meggie and I usually only see each other once a year, so I feel super spoiled and giddy to be able to see my very best friend twice in a five-month period. She finally turned twenty-one last month, so this will be our first time to be able to go out and party together. Pittsburgh is also a New Year’s resolution of mine, and Pennsylvania will be a new state to cross off of my list. I hear it’s a wonderful city and I can’t believe I get to explore it so soon and with my best friend of nearly twelve years. It’s been a busy work-week for me, so all of this is soaking in as I type and I just want to jump up and down. Excuse me. Okay, I just finished a little happy dance in which I jumped up and down and waved my hands wildly in the air. I’m sure it looked really attractive. Guys, I’m going to Pittsburgh in eight days!
2013 is off to a pretty amazing start, y’all.