Why hello 2017, you look good girl and for some reason leaving behind 2016 wasn’t even that hard with all the regrets and the things you wish you did differently, the bad dates and even worse decisions (which always made for great stories – this one’s for you Hillz as you continue to click delete #loveyou). That was so last year, babe. It’s time to shake it off and move the F on. So whether you closed the year with a kiss of love or a kiss of poison (if you get my drift), get excited for all of the “firsts” for 2017 even if you’ve done it a million times. You’ll have to do it again for the first time in the new year, so make note of it and enjoy the shit out of it.
The first suffocatingly tight hug from a relative just because they missed you.
The first kiss of 2017 that makes you smile ear to ear the next day.
The first time you hear a song on the radio and it immediately defines your reason for being.
The first time your friend calls you just to tell you a joke that she knows will make you laugh endlessly.
The first bubble bath that leaves all of your muscles relaxing.
The first hair flip you rock because you’re having only the best hair day.
The first bite of an extremely delicious pizza that you close your eyes to enjoy.
The first time you order something on Amazon and receive it earlier than the estimated arrival.
The first time your pet cuddles up on you for no reason.
The first workout of the year where you know you will be just the right amount of sore the next day.
The first time you light a candle in the middle of the day and it leaves your home smelling delightful.
The first nap you take with light rain falling outside
The first coffee you drink changing your entire life (PS: interchangeable with taco).
The first road trip of the year, windows down, music blasting.
The first time you wake up without an alarm clock and feel alive.
The first piece of snail mail of the year that isn’t “rent due.”
The first bite of chocolate that slowly melts in your mouth.
The first time your fridge is fully stocked with all the essentials because that’s a damn great feeling.
The first compliment you get at work and know you kick ass in your career
The first time you dress up and feel your prettiest yet.
The first time you take your heels off after a long night (which, sure, could have already happened).
The first trip you take in the new year and get lost in the clouds just getting there.
The first time you hit snooze and just don’t care how late you get.
The first time you take a really good photo and take a second to admire yourself.
The first time you think you are going to be late but end up on time because there isn’t any traffic.
You know all the little things and then some! You only have 12 months before it’s going to be another year with another year of firsts. So appreciate these moments, smile a bit because it makes you happy, and don’t let life get ahead of you. Happy New Year dolls and cheers to all of your year’s firsts. I hope your 2017 is full of laughter, love and good books (especially if I become a published author).