Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

A brand new year. I'm not one for making resolutions, but there's something about the chance at a new start that's irresistible. This morning I find myself making the typical promises; exercise more, be better at staying in touch with friends, organize certain areas of my life. Whether or not these things actually happen is besides the point, the important thing is that every year we get a chance to re-evaluate our lives and decide which parts need more work.

Tomorrow I fly back to CA to start my winter quarter. This is my last quarter of classes towards my masters degree, and it will be an intense final push. I'm in the market for a fresh start so I can tackle this and get through to the other side.

In any case, here are some highlights of my winter break on the east coast. A short look at the past, and then on to the future.

Julian's in Providence RI - M and I accidentally stumbled upon this sweet brunch/bar place

Audubon Environmental Center, Bristol RI

Cafe Zog, Wickenden Street, Providence RI - the best hot chocolate I have ever had

Benefit Street, Providence RI

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence RI

Birdy at Hawk Mountain, Kempton PA

Hawk Mountain, Kempton PA

The house of my friends Birdy and Rho, Barto PA

Oyster Bay, Rumson NJ

Zoey's house, Rumson NJ

And now, bring it on 2008!