All posts tagged: New Years Eve

Favorites of the Decade

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉 Here are a few of my favorite albums, shows, movies, and events—both personal and public—from the last decade. I’m surely missing a lot, but everything I’ve listed below certainly had an impact on shaping the last decade of my life. And while I think it’s important to acknowledge the many bad, strange, and horrifying things that happened (or were made) between 2010 and 2020, I’d rather celebrate the positive. What are some of your favorites from the past 10 years? I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019) When marriage equality passed in the U.S.! Days – Real Estate (2011) 20th Century Women (2016) Making it through college and having some of the most fun and exciting experiences of my life. I cherish that time with my friends (and the lack of responsibilities) dearly. Moonlight (2016) Every Beach House album. My time with Hayley—a quirky and loyal rescue dog who I was lucky to have in my life for a number of years. They Came Together (2014) The Tree of …

NYE Cocktails + Resolutions

This New Years Eve I’m staying in and lying low, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to indulge in a good drink or two. Mixing alcohol and resolutions isn’t the most healthy or proactive idea, but what the hell! New Years Eve should be about reflecting, spending time with your loved ones, having fun, and looking towards the future – and I think a good drink or two fits in perfectly with that plan. As the years go by, I’ve been changing my approach to resolution-making. When I was younger I’d come up with a long list of resolutions, which was really a product of self-shaming. I was upset with myself that I hadn’t already achieved those over-the-top goals, so I laid them out in order to count my failures. For the past two years I’ve been making 10 or so resolutions for myself that had to do with learning and experiencing more, but similarly, I was only able to “achieve” a small portion of those resolutions. But this year is going to be different. My resolutions are far more achievable, and …