Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. I’d be lying if I said I was excited about the arrival of the new year. 2016 was tough year. It was a year filled with change and sadness. Lots of unexpected events and too many wonderful people taken from this world too soon.
Even though 2016 was tough, it was also filled with a lot of happiness and cherished moments. There were so many memories made with the littles. They’re both growing by leaps and bounds. There really is no better joy than seeing life through their eyes and being a part of all of their magical moments. They definitely make the hardest of days bright. Without a doubt, they’re the light in my life, what keeps me striving to be my best self.
Over the past month, there been a lot of changes to the blog and I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of posting. I spent countless hours going through all of my blog posts from the last almost 7 years. Some posts were deleted, many others we’re password protected or made private. This blog will be growing over the next year and I’m excited for the direction it’s going in. I have a lot of great content planned, all of which I hope will inspire you all to get the most out of each day, in easy & simple ways. Whether an easy recipe your family will sit around the table to enjoy or a quick mommy school lesson you can do with your little one or a printable that will help simplify your life or for you to use to put a smile on someone’s face. I’m excited to jump back in and ready to move forward this year.
Speaking of forward….
For the past four years, I’ve chosen a word to represent the year ahead. You can say it replaces a resolution. For me, it’s a word that I want to focus on throughout the entire year. A word that I need to work on or work towards.
In 2013 my word was enjoy.
In 2014 my word was intentional.
In 2015 my word was inspire.
In 2016 my word was focus.
This year, my word is forward.
My goal for this year is to focus on the future. Looking back at the past will not do me any good. I can’t change what’s been done or what has happened. I have no control over what will happen in the coming months or in the future. I just have to focus on putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward. One step at a time. One day at a time. Making each day count along the way.
Do you chose a word for each year?
Jennifer martinez says
Lots of Love to you!
My word for this year is “Renew”, when I looked up the definition it says to begin again, and that’s exactly what I’m doing, I have had a rough year, so what I have learned most through out my 34 years is that when life is tough you pick your self and begin again!
I love this word. It’s perfect and I know you have a fabulous year ahead of you. You are such a light, you deserve nothing but the best. Praying that things are getting easier each day.
Meredith Thompson says
I feel you, through last year I struggled to find me again, I felt forced and like I was property so much of the year. I lost myself and my strength. This year, as I start over single yet again and putting a failed engagement and canceling our wedding in the fire I was reminded the reason I walked away wasn’t just me but to prove to Millie I’m enough, I’m strong enough and I love her and me enough to end the cycle. I can only pray that God’s healing hand will keep watching out for us and heal our hearts. Hope you have a great year, thinking of you. oxox
Love this! I am going to be more diligent in checking blogs…I miss my friends! 🙂
This is an awesome word my friend, and I am so excited for your blog moving forward in 2017 x
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