Friday, December 30, 2016

Goodbye 2016

It is dark and gloomy and pouring rain today, and I can't think of a better way to end this year.

2016 has been crap. Total crap. While there of course have been moments of joy, just like any year, this year feels like it was filled with pain, frustration, loss, tears - so many tears, anger, depression and uncertainty.

So am happy to have rain today. I feel like it's washing away all the yuck from this year and I hope it starts over with a fresh, beautiful new year full of hope and excitement and joy. I have so many happy thoughts of what I want to accomplish, and learn and focus on in my year of Peace & Balance and I can't wait to start it.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Every year for the new year, I don't really make "resolutions", but I pick a theme. And I spend my year trying to make sure that what I'm doing fits in that theme.

The last few years have been rough, with a lot of changes and ups and downs for us as a family and for me personally. I've lost sight of things that were important to me and brought me joy, I've said yes to things that were not a good idea, and we've been in survival mode a few times both physically and emotionally. 

 I've picked a few themes for the past two years but weren't able (or chose not to) stick to them for one reason or another. And now, at this place and time, on the edge of 30 and feeling like I'm finding myself over again and wanting to reset myself, I have chosen a theme that I think is going to be a beautiful reminder for me this year to do and act in a way that fits into these words.

2017: The year of Peace & Balance.