2017 is here!! And with it, so much hope and expectation. I began the day quietly – having gone to bed at 10pm the night before next to my fiancé (!), I woke up to the family dog begging for a cuddle (the best) and the promise of a good breakfast and the beach. My nails got did (fresh paint to highlight my fresh new ring) and I fulfilled my first etsy order of 2017. We discussed weddings and drank celebratory Veuve with friends, and felt that sense of peace that comes with hosting people you love in a home you’re proud of. And we packed for our trip! The next 8 days will be filled with many hours aboard a bus, heading up the coast of Western Australia to Exmouth. It’s the kind of bucket list holiday I feel really satisfied to take part in, and it’s pretty exciting to be going on our first holiday as fiancées! And yes. I am obsessed with the word fiancée. I get one short year to use it, and I’m making the most of it.
2017 is going to be filled with a lot of memories, and I’ve decided to use this blog as a place to be a bit more personal. I want a written log of the moments that make me laugh, cry, panic, exalt and take pause. I called this blog Everyday with Emily for this reason, and got distracted (and lazy) along the way. So here is to 2017, to recording the memorable and the mundane, and to valuing every moment.
And below, a shot of my hard copy memory-keeping – the first page of my Kikki K 365 planner: