Oh my goodness it feels like I haven’t blogged in FOREVER! I think out of the five years since I started my blog, this is the longest I’ve ever gone without posting.
How was your New Years? Did you ring in 2017 on a high note? I celebrated with my brother and sister in law over a shot of tequila. Yaas. They were down with their son Bennett to celebrate my nephew Everett’s first birthday. (Still with me?) In fact, my whole family was down for the big party that was the morning of NYE. Party all day.
The holidays were so fun and relaxing, exactly what my little fam needed following a somewhat crazy year. We were all ready for down time and eager to welcome in the new year.
Unfortunately, since the beginning of the year we’ve been fighting bug after bug. First a lingering head cold for two weeks and then a terrible week-long stomach bug that took down the whole house. Certainly not the start I had in mind.
All of my plans and intentions went to the wayside, which has impacted my motivation. Thus, a quiet blog.
While I am not 100 percent, I missed this space and was pulled back here.
But, part of me is torn. Torn that I do not have the time to put into this space as I want or deserves. Energy to give the space what it needs. The perfectionist in me wants to give more. But in 2016, my work pulled me away. I spent a lot of the year tired, pulled down…weighed down.
For me, the new year is not about resolutions but reflection.
I spent most of last evening reflecting on the past year and everything that has happened in my life over the last 365 days — what worked, what sucked, what I learned & what I’m grateful for, and what I’m ready to leave behind.
What I realized is that it’s all about letting go and moving on. Loving the mistakes (because they helped me grow), forgiving the past and moving on.
I thought about what I’m ready to create in 2017 — joy, love, abundance, happiness, connection, peace, growth, connection, meaning through intention—and how I would make this my reality.
I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. What are you reaching for in 2017? What are your goals, resolutions or even reflections?