Happy New Year 2014!

Posted December 31, 2013 by Jana in About Me / 11 Comments

This has been a wonderful year of books and blogging! I talked a lot about my 2013 bookish life in my year end survey, so decided that I’d just mention a couple big things that happened to me in my life away from the blog. This has been a pretty big year for me!

I drove 100 miles away from home in the middle of the night on a secret mission with my mom. I applied and was accepted to my top choice for graduate school. I quit my job from hell to take the plunge into graduate studies, and had an amazing first semester, finishing with a 4.0 GPA. I went on back-to-back cruises with my family and spent two weeks floating from port to port, exploring new places. I went through the temple. I turned 25!!! I recorded a song with the famous Lex de Azevedo for his new CD. I went on a girls trip with my mom and sister to Las Vegas. I drove across the country (twice) with my mom for my grad school orientation in Georgia, followed by a cruise to the Bahamas out of Florida. On that road trip I got to see very dear family friends in Louisiana, who I thought for sure I would never see again. Ever. I discovered colored tights and how much I adore them. I took a big step in improving my health. We had a huge flood here, something that has not happened in decades. The whole family was here for Thanksgiving. I discovered my love for chamomile tea. I was spoiled by my Broke and Bookish secret santa. I discovered the amazingness of 7-eleven hot chocolate. We had so many awesome blizzards! I went to a lovely Christmas concert with my mom, which is a tradition we try to uphold every year. My family and I went to Las Vegas at Christmastime to see how they decorate. It was no good at all, but now we know! Nobody was sick or in the hospital for Christmas this year, so we were all together as a family! My family and I exchanged so many gifts and stories. It was a wonderful year. Yes, there were some sad times, but how can you enjoy the good times if you don’t have bad ones?

I hope 2014 is filled with more memories and amazing experiences, and I hope the same for you! I will be spending tonight with my family eating a huge feast of yummy finger foods, watching Jaws and a Big Bang Theory marathon, and watching the ball drop to ring in the new year. I hope you all have a wonderful new year’s, and spend it with those you love. I will see you next year!

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11 responses to “Happy New Year 2014!

  1. Aww, Jana, this was such a wonderful post! I’m so glad that you decided to quit your terrible job and take the plunge into school. A 4.0 GPA is quite the big deal, and so I’m glad you’re doing so well. <3 It also seems like you were able to make so many more memories with your family, which is just awesome all around! =) You're totally right when you say that you can't enjoy the good moments without the bad.

    I hope 2014 is even more awesome for you, Jana! <3
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    • Jana

      Aneeqah, thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! And thanks for patting me on the back. :) It made me smile! I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you as well. :)

    • Jana

      You’re so right, Brianna! Big Bang always cheers me up. I could watch it everyday and never get tired of it. Happy new year to you as well!