Though I’m sitting here with a hangover (but what would New Year’s Day be without one??) and I’m not necessarily looking forward to starting school, and work, in a couple days, I’m honestly excited for the upcoming year. I’m typically a scrooge about the holidays and always see them for what they really are – annual economic stimulus packages. But today feels a little different, and not just because my stomach is gurgling from drinking too many beers last night. For once things feel like they’re heading in the direction they’re supposed to be. I don’t exactly know where that is per se, it’s just a feeling I have swaying in the back of my mind that’s telling me everything is okay. A feeling of peace and calmness that is actually overpowering the constant worrying and anxiety that seems to pervade more of my days than not. Whatever the New Year brings I’m ready for it. I feel strong and confident, and ready to live.
I also feel like sharing my cupcakes. These don’t really have anything to do with the New Year, aside from being part of the NYE spread last night, but they’re pretty so I wanted to post them. =) Strawberry cupcakes, from the cupcake canon.