On with the New: A Reflection and Trends for 2011

January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! 
It ceases to amaze me every New Years how far I have come in just a single years time. This year in particular will be forever etched into my soul as one of the top.  On our run today, Zach and I were very contemplative, soaking in the silence and beauty around us. As I watched the wind urge the last of the fallen leaves to dance around our feet, I thought about the tremendous changes I’ve been through this past year.

Leaving my first full-time job to seek a career that aligned with my passion for running and also challenge my intellect was in itself an arduous task.  That transition into a new job is never smooth.  Neither is leaving behind the city I had grown quite comfortable with after four years to a much larger, daunting, unfamiliar one.   It was all bittersweet at the time, seeing as Zach and I had battled a tough year apart from one another. I remember how ecstatic I had been when I told him I got the job, yet incredibly sad at the same time. I knew that this meant I wouldn’t be moving to Cleveland to be near Zach.

Being as ambitious as Zach is, it wasn’t two months later that he received a promotion to Grand Rapids. This was what we had been waiting for, a chance to move on to the next step in our relationship. Zach didn’t wait too long before popping the question the following month.

With the changes, brings growth and learning experiences.  As I write out my resolutions, most of them reflect the changes I’ve encountered and the growth I want to continually have.

2011 Resolutions
-Develop in my career and the responsibilities it entails
-Become more involved in the GR community, find more local friends, and a stable church
-Maintain a high motivation level for my second marathon training (would love to race under a 3:20)
-Get Married!
-Buy a house that Zach and I can renovate


Have you thought about what your resolutions for this year will be?  Do you usually fulfill them?
With the new year comes changes for fashion as well!  Here are some trends I’ve noticed coming into play or have been forecast by the “trend-setters” of the world.

Trends for 2011
Pantone Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

Bright Colors
High Platform Shoes
Elements of Biker Chic, Military, and Punk
More Lace!
1970’s Elements
Look for high waisted pants, bow or ruffled blouses, jumpsuits, shirts tucked into pants or skirts, and bell bottoms.
Stripes – Nautical

Vintage Accessories

Mixture of Prints – Lots of Floral!

Are there other trends you think will be vogue for 2011? Any trends you wish would come back?

I wish everyone a great start to this New Year! 

3 thoughts on “On with the New: A Reflection and Trends for 2011

  1. Monica

    I love vintage jewelry! And I’m glad that bold colors, stripes and patterns are replacing dark and drab. Florals just seem to add a lot of warmth and romance.

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  2. Monica

    I love vintage jewelry! And I’m glad that bold colors, stripes and patterns are replacing dark and drab. Florals just seem to add a lot of warmth and romance.

    Reply

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