If you look very closely, squinting your eyes even, you will see that yes byLangley.com is featured as the place to shop in O The Oprah Magazine this February. As my mother can attest to after dragging me to Oprah’s top bra stores in NYC, O knows a thing or two about bras (but not necessarily bralets) and her team chose the incredible Zinke Fireside Bralet & High Rise Knicker as featured items for their Valentine’s Day picks. I love these pieces so much and can’t wait to get my hands on them and out to you ASAP — all Zinke’s spring collection should be here within the next few weeks.
A new year is upon us and I am so excited, invigorated, and ready to make it a huge success! Sometimes I worry that after an amazing year, like the one we just experienced, the next might be kind of less than perfect. I mean, who gets a few years in a row of unbelievable highs. As I have said before, I am so lucky to be living my dream – creating my own business, being the mother of the most incredible kid imaginable, finding myself surrounded by awesome friends and family, and having this wonderful husband that I fall more in more in love with all the time.
As wonderful as 2011 was, I sometimes feel, like so many other people I know, that we are running too fast. Sometimes, life feels like an endless to do list – one that, unfortunately, I can never get ahead of.
This past December, I felt like I was going to have a nervous breakdown over our Christmas card. In the midst of exhaustion, I chose a picture that wasn’t the one I wanted of babyM and, although I saw a proof several times it didn’t dawn on me until I woke up in the middle of the night and began to stress about it.
Why in the world was I stressing over this? I knew it didn’t matter and that the pic still captured our little lady’s undeniable cuteness + charm (I’m not biased or anything!). I was more upset that I didn’t take the moment to really look at the picture to make sure it was the right one. I just scanned it and went on to the next task on my to do list and that is how, especially at the end of the year, I felt I was living in general.
This year, I am hoping to stop more and attempt to smell the roses. This plan really didn’t hit me, until last week when, for the first time in several months I was out of my house and actually on a mini-cation. When we landed in not so sunny Florida, Tom first insisted we work for the first day and a half (what a slave driver!) because the weather wasn’t great anyway. This way, we could still accomplish what is on our endless list of to dos! Oh, yeah, just what I wanted to do! After working a few hours, and then realizing that I was about to have my second nervous breakdown of the month – who am I, Taylor from the RHOBH? — I finally demanded we STOP and just be. There is always more work to be done, but if we didn’t just take a moment to put our feet in the sand and giggle with babyM, then we would just go back home to more scanning and less relishing.
So, as we all have so much to do, my focus (not resolution) for 2012 is to be more present and to live in the moment. I know it’s not easy, but I’m going to try!
I would love to hear what your focuses for the new year are… please inspire us all!!