Happy New Year! Every January, I select a guiding mantra--a self-affirming theme for the year ahead of me. The links below are to past posts featuring my mantras for the years 2012-2014.
This year's mantra is "I matter." It's inspired by a fellow blogger, who has launched a whole series of posts related to this totally worthy affirmation.
You see, I've come far in relation to not discounting my own needs, and ensuring I care for myself (body, mind and soul) on a fairly consistent basis. Nevertheless, I'm a busy woman (as we all are!). I work a full-time job, blog, write, volunteer, flower garden, create art, belong to several community-based organizations and undertake countless other endeavors--all in addition to being a wife, mother, and (now) a grandmother. "I matter" is an affirmation that keeps me firmly grounded in self-care, and quickly redirects me when I need it most (I've already tried this one on for size, and it definitely keeps me in line! LOL!).
The pics in this post feature what I wore last night (on New Year's Eve). Mark and I ventured downtown to a lovely historic theater that's been converted into a bar/special events center. There, we attended a fab retro-themed New Year's Eve celebration. We had great fun!
Faux Fur Coat: Ann Taylor (Consigned)
Cashmere Cardigan: Marshalls
Satin Camisole: Chico's
Black Jeans: L.L. Bean Signature
Statement Necklace: Jennifer Lopez via Kohl's
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Velvet Scarf: Vintage (Cactus Flower in Bloomington, IN)
Lipstick: NARS Red Lizard
Nail Polish: Sally Hanson Celeb City
Share with me your thoughts on what "I matter" means to you. Would love hearing about it!
Joy & peace! T.