Out with the old and in with the new! Goodbye 2016 and Hello 2017!
Let me just start off and say, this post might be a long one.. I haven’t decided whether to split this post up into two. I have resolutions to share with you but I also want to share with you my awesome weekend! So, you have been warned a head of time!
I always loved reading everyone’s new years resolutions.. I am sure after this post of sharing mine, I’ll be hunting down more blogs and Instagram posts of random people’s resolution posts. I love to be inspired and I am motivated easily, so if I spot someone’s goal and it sounds like something I might want to try, BOOM! That’s something new for me to try!
But, before I get started with that… Let me share my awesome weekend with my amazing boyfriend who has given me another fantastic adventure!
I see this road a lot, ever since I was a little lady with curious eyes looking left and right and taking in all the scenery, and this weekend I saw it again!
Matthew bought tickets to see the Steelers, Browns game on New Years Day! For Christmas, I bought him the Pittsburgh Penguins New Years Eve tickets so that being said, we were both super pumped for our two days of professional sports teams hard at work!
I travel to Ohio a lot, my grandparents reside in a beautiful 4+ acre land across the boarder of Pennsylvania. So this drive was cake walk.
I won’t bore you with the traveling details and what not.. But we got to the hotel, which I have to say was the most confusing hotel I have ever been in. One elevator went up to 7 floors and we had to find the elevator that would take us to the 13th floor. Needless to say, we had to ask for help and finally found our room and unpacked.
Pittsburgh is a city filled with spirit and excitement. The fans here are just fantastic, more of a reason why Matthew is veering me to the Steelers. I never had a favorite Hockey or Baseball team. But after seeing the Pirates and Pens play, I love them! Steelers however, it’s been tough. Especially since I have stayed semi- hopeful that the Browns might bring victory, YEAH RIGHT! But because my family was born and raised in Ohio, therefore hopeful and supportive of the Browns, with regular head shaking. But I have been pretty impressed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’m sure it won’t take much more to convince me.
Moving forward, the Penguins hockey game was one of the games that you stayed on the edge of your seat the entire evening! Overtime, and BOOM! The Pittsburgh crowd jumps to their feet a few minutes in hooting and hollering for the Pens score to win the game!
Heading back to the hotel, tired but forcing my heavy eyes to stay awake for the ball drop! Matthew suggests food at the bar located in the main lobby, food sounded great and I needed the energy to enjoy my last meal of the old year!
In a matter of minutes, as a look at my phone, the ball is about to drop. Wow, where did that hour go? We got into the bar an hour before the new year and all of a sudden I am hearing the countdown with enthusiastic people shouting, “5!, 4!, 3!, 2!,… HAPPY NEW YEAR!” and of course, I share my first seconds of 2017 kissing my hunk.
How exciting… we finish our evening with cuddles, TV and a good night sleep. My thoughts of course, are going a mile a minute.. Things I want to do, make better, change, and take away. But, exhaustion takes the best of me and I shut my eyes my head on my mans chest, warmth in the comfort of his arms, and a smile on my face. Life is good and I’ve got another great year up ahead.
The morning arises, and might I add how the room had a soft morning glow. My alarm slowly awakens me and I noticed the slight light beginning to illuminate the white walls and my second thoughts of the new year is “oh, how beautiful.” My heart begins to beat even more as I realize that today is the day I see my first NFL game, ever! I quickly wake Matthew and tell him to get up and get dressed!
We hit the streets of Pittsburgh and as we walk to the stadium an hour before the gates open, I see this homeless man. Given, we’re in the city and there are lot’s of them. Standing there with their signs and faces of hopefulness and my heart feels for them. I’m freezing in my layers of warmth and yet, they’re three layers less than myself. But one homeless man stood out to me. As I was walking towards the stadium, I passed him. I notice he’s siting rather than standing, a typical sign saying the usual so my eyes move on to his limb.. it’s missing! Oh my, my heart beats with sadness.
We found some food along side of the stadium and I was craving a cheeseburger, however, I was not craving fries, but I asked for them anyways and gave the man my card. I eat about 5 fries and I complete my burger. Matt tells me he is burning up with his layers and as we check the clock, we have time to walk back to his truck and remove some of our layers.
The siting homeless man is still there, limb still missing, my heart still beating with empathy. I decide that these fries weren’t for me, I walked up to the man and told him,
“I am sorry that this is not money, but I brought you some fries” he lite up and smiled. He said something to the fact that it did not matter if it was money, he gladly excepted the French fries and shortly after I believe he received a beverage from someone else! I felt so much better after I gave the man my fries. So much better.
My day was made and I must say, a great start to my 2017 new year, new me.
Just look at that view! But oh baby, was I ever so cold!? Yeah, I should have kept my layers on for this game. The sun was not on our seats at all. But that’s okay, we had each other to hold onto. Regardless, the game was exciting believe it or not.. they went into overtime and scored on a beautiful touch down which one the game!
That is it! That is my New Years eve and day adventure! But before I sign off for the evening I want to share my quick thoughts of my resolutions, there are many more but I’ll share some of them and I won’t put much detail but I will in another post all about it!
- New Years Resolutions:
- Healthy Eating and Exercise (duh!)
- Get my Weaves on Etsy and sell!
- Practice Macramé and eventually put on Etsy as well!
- Organize both my rooms and de-clutter, clothing and all!
- Read one book a month (thanks to @theweekendexplorer my friend Stephanie for that idea, who also blogs! Feel free to check her out on Instagram and WordPress if you’d like)
- Blog more, constantly
- IMPORTANT: Get my Word and Excel certifications off of Microsoft so I can add that to my resume to help me get a full time position in Wellspan.
- Additional (to above): work on Windows 8.1 + certifications and learn more about working with Windows to add to my resume for possible IT positions in the future.
That’s it for now, the rest are a mystery, even to me! I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years eve and day! Thank you all for reading and viewing my blog. You all are beautiful and fantastic and you all are gifted lovelies!
Good day! or Evening, whenever you are reading this 😉