Little Things Turns One

Last week I passed an important milestone; my blog, Focus on the Little Things, celebrated its first anniversary. My first post was written on March 2nd, 2010 as I was seating on the couch contemplating my life. I had become so wrapped up in the negative aspects that I was unable to see the countless positive things I had. Thankfully one year later, I was so busy enjoying my life that I didn’t even realize a year had passed.This past year has gone by so quickly and I am certainly in a much better place now than I was last year.

I have found a job that makes me excited to out of bed in the morning. I believe so passionately in the work that I am doing and the organization’s mission. I work with people who have high expectations for me and for themselves and people who strive to make a difference in the way other people live their lives. I am proud to say that I work for Robin Hood.

Matt and I are getting ready to celebrate our wedding in less than four months. And while the planning process got off to a rocky start, things are smooth sailing from now until the big day. Just this morning we were able to check off the last “big ticket item” on our checklist. We can not wait to celebrate this occasion with our friends and family. Already the excitement that other people have shared with us, particularly the two amazing people planning my shower, has been incredible. It is such a good feeling to know that so many other people are just as excited as we are, for us to get married.

After two and a half years, I am slowly starting to adjust to life in New York. No, I am not a Yankees fan, and never will be. But I have come to terms with the fact that Matt and I don’t live in Boston, and probably won’t in the near future. Instead of focusing on the things that I like about Boston that New York lacks, I am trying to focus on the things that New York has that I do like. These things include the following: Central Park, Bleeker Street Pizza, the fact that the Today Show is my local news, Union Square farmers market, Matt Kinsella, riding my bike to Piermont, Rubix Kube and frequent visitors.

This year has been incredible. I owe that to my family, friends and of course Matt. I couldn’t imagine a life without him. He has truly helped me focus on the little things, and sometimes the big things, that make life so amazing.

So thanks for following along… hold on tight, this year is sure to be a good one.

5 thoughts on “Little Things Turns One

  1. yay! i love birthdays!
    also, enough with all the mushy ‘i love matt’ stuff–we all get it, you’re in love, its wonderful, you’re getting married, but let’s be honest, everyone else who reads this blog (aka jamie, mom, dad, gramma, grampa, noelle and claudia) want some love too–i say the next 10 posts your write are dedicated to someone other than matt…and i won’t complain if they are all about me :)

  2. I agree with Abby….the next 10 posts should be dedicated to someone other than Matt. Perhaps 5 posts dedicated to Abby…and the other 5 to me? Great. Sounds like a plan.

  3. Felt a bit bad after my last post that I didn’t acknowledge The Anniversary and your Happiness. For years I had a poster in my office (now Eric has it in his office) with 21 suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    #1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
    (Very true, having done it wrong the first time and right the second time I can personally attest to the validity of this statement…Looks like you are getting it right the first time)
    #2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
    (I never got all three of these together in one job, so glad you have and so early on in your career life too!)
    I’mm reviewing the remaining 19 and am going to have a great day…you too!

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