I can’t believe the holidays are over – for me, it feels like they just began. After a whirlwind of family, friends, and more family, I am ready for a real holiday. It seems that when you get to that certain “responsible age”, Christmas and New Years become more of a mad rush between commitments rather than a relaxing time. Having said all that, I definitely personally contribute to the stress of the holidays. I sometimes just need to learn to say “no” & take personal time for myself. This leads me into my new years resolution – I resolve to stop creating my own stress. Realistically, I doubt I will fully accomplish this goal – I am a stress-ball by nature, however I think I can take steps to try and not make a situation worse by not mentally piling all of my worries, doubts, and anxieties onto every little thing that doesn’t go according to the “Laura plan”. Here’s to a great 2012!
Top: BB Dakota
Pants: BB Dakota
Ring: Amrita Singh
Necklace: RW & Co.
Clutch: Josette Cacnio
Heels: Expression “Carinaleo” Pumps (@ The Bay)
I think my wireless shutter release is shot. I am so angry – it is only about 6 months old! Arhhhh! I took these pictures using my camera timer. It was quite the song and dance – focus the camera on the lamp (b/c it wouldn’t focus on the wall properly), set the timer, run and move the lamp out of the shot, pose, repeat. After 11 pictures I was thoroughly annoyed. Fortunately 3 of the 11 photos were usable. Even so, I NEED to pick up a new shutter release (probably won’t be happening for another two weeks though…)