Twilight night for my friend's birthday was the most perfect thing I could've done last night. Nothing cheers me up like Edward, wine, delicious food, and great friends. On New Years Eve, I am going to my first pot-luck dinner before we hit downtown Denver's nightlife. I am trying to decide what I should make, and I have my eyes on The Barefoot Contessa's Eton Mess Recipe. One thing I learned from this party was that presentation is everything. Look how beautifully this was set up! I'll keep that in mind for the pot-luck.
I am trying really hard to focus on the present and not the past or the future right now. I keep worrying about the little details of my trip ahead. As I have said before, I am a planner. One of my favorite things in life is planning every single detail out. It's worrisome to me that I am going with no plan at all, and it is completely foreign to me. In my book "How To Get What You Want" by Raymond Hull, it says that constructive thoughts kill worry. It says that worry comes from when you can't make up your mind to do what you know should be done. Today, I will work on eliminating my worry by writing down the things that I am worrying about and find constructive ways that I plan action to take against my worries. Right now my biggest concerns are where I will be living and if I can get health insurance in time before I go. I feel that once I sit down and deal with the worries that are taking over me, I will be able to really enjoy these last 17 days before I leave.