Happy 2015!! My blogging break was great, but I missed talking with you all! How was your Christmas + New Years?
Ours was pretty awesome. Aaron and I drove to Abilene to spend the holidays with my family. We had an amazing time sitting in front of the fire playing board games, eating cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, and going for a Christmas light scavenger hunt.
On the drive back home to Austin, Aaron and I started listening to the audio book Essentialism by Greg McKeown.
Pick up this book as fast as you can. It’s all about saying no to the non-essentials in life/work so we can say yes to the things that are truly essential. It’s super challenging + refreshing + motivating + totally appropriate for New Years.
And this quote from the book blew my mind:
When the word “priority” came into the English language in the 1400s, it only existed in the singular form. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years.
Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about “priorities.” Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we thought that by pluralizing the word we would now be able to have multiple “first” things.
This idea has stuck in my brain and it won’t get out.
Just one priority.
It makes me ask myself: If I had to pick one priority — one thing to focus on this year — what would I pick?
To be honest, I’m still working on it. My tendency would be to pick one thing for each area of my life. You know — relationships, health, work etc. But I’m trying to get myself to answer with just one thing for now.
What do you think you would pick?
In the meantime, remember my awesome reversible tote that has always been brown and has never been reversed? I loved the brown side so much I never thought I’d reverse it. But due to all the overwhelming excitement of the new year, I went wild and reversed it.
Take that new year.
Oh, and the three ingredient recipe for your outfit today?
Start with black jeans, add a graphic tee, and finish with a leather jacket.
Jacket: Zara (similar)
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Madewell (similar)