after weeks of binging on holiday treats, the idea of a fresh start sounds pretty good, don't you think? the new year always makes me feel a little nostalgic, but it's exciting to think of what changes will come in 2014. for me, it will be a big year. in fact, it will be my year. the year of elise. you see, this is the year i graduate from college. this is the year i publish my first creative writing piece. this is the year i run my first half marathon, do my first pull-up (yes, my upper arms are embarrassingly weak), learn to make the perfect steak, and turn 25 (a quarter of a century!) this is the year i end a long chapter of my life, and begin a new one. just wait and see, folks. big things are coming in 2014.
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