out with the old, in with the new | Chantilly

out with the old, in with the new

happy new year, friends :)

soo, i'm probably the only downer in the blog world to say this- but i've been feeling kinda aimless these last few days.

with a new year starting once again, i find myself uncertain of the future. and that negative voice keeps saying that i should have it all "together" by now. NOTHING good EVER comes out of comparing oneself to another...

however, sometimes i feel like all i do is trip over younger, more successful people than me, who have their futures all lined up for them.

so i decided to make a list of everything i've done this year... and honestly, it felt pretty rad.

2011 was a year that saw me making all sorts of dreams come true. i also felt positive energy that i've been craving for years flow into my life- from many different sources and people.

it started off pretty badly, but 2011 got better and better with each passing month. and that's encouraging :)

2011 goals

my life has been going in exactly the right directions, and i want to keep it that way. so for 2012, i want to expand upon those goals. but i want to do it starting with faith and love.

when i treat every conversation i have as an expression of love... when i seek to find something special in every single person i see... and when i let go of all my expectations... everything, without fail, starts to come together.

above everything else on this list, this is what i strive to do more of in 2012. to let go of fear, and let love in a lot more :)

with that in mind...

2012 goals

thank you all so much for coming on the journey with me this year. it means so much to have found people to share these parts of my life with.

much more to come :)




  1. very nice goals hope you achieve them!!

    happy 2012! my best wishes

    kisses <3



  2. You should be proud of all of your accomplishments! Sometimes life feels like a big competition or race. It sucks when there's people the same age as you who seem more successful, but you just have to remind yourself that success means something different to each person.
    Happy New Year!


  3. girl, you kicked ASS in 2011. I'm so so happy I got to know you. I consider you one of my dearest blog friends, and you easily are one of the most inspiring people I know. I don't know many people that have sough after a dream so diligently, and I can't thank you enough for your bravery. Seriously. You are one badass, brave lady. KEEP IT UP!

  4. You have had a wonderful year!
    Just remember that there will always be people to compare yourself to, but there are tons of people out there comparing themselves to you!
    You are crazy talented and creative! Keep it up!

  5. Anonymous1/02/2012

    I know exactly what you mean. It's hard not to compare. I do it everyday and it's just silly. You have done so much this year. You should be very proud. :) I hope 2012 is great for you. Maybe we'll get to play a show together. -abt

  6. You achieved quite alot this past year, bask in your glory! =D
    Happy New Year to you dear, may you be blessed and succeed in all you do.

  7. You have plenty of reasons to feel proud of yourself! And you're right, it's not good to compare yourself to others. Besides, think about it, by walking a longer path, you are building a more solid career ;).

    Hope you can meet all your goals!!! :D

  8. Wishing you an even better 2012...although your 2011 sounded pretty good!


  9. you go girl!!! bring on the new year!

  10. reading some of these comments made me cry. how did i find such wonderful, supportive blog friends? you're all too wonderful.


  11. Those are all incredible things to have completed! I totally know what you mean about comparing yourself to others, but as soon as you focus on your own goals, all of that just dissipates. At least that's what I'm hoping for more of :) Best wishes in 2012. x

  12. Girl, I know exactly what you mean- it's so hard not to compare with all this goodness you see on the internet. I see so many people a lot younger than me succeeding at things I'm just learning and it's easy to get down on yourself. The list is a good idea! You've accomplished SO much and you are such an inspiration! The kickstarter and Blowfish video are AWESOME! I'm SO glad I've gotten to know you via blogging- you are such a sweet, supportive person! Happy New Year!!

  13. I love the idea of making a list of thing's you've accomplished in the past year. Like you, I feel like I'm constantly comparing my accomplishments, appearance, personality to others and I really want and need to stop. You've accomplished so much, and I know you'll accomplish even more great things! :)

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  15. Great goals Chantilly! And you've achieved a lot already in the past year :-)



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