Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Be Courageous.

New Year's Eve is not my day. You can find me drinking hot cocoa and tip toeing off to bed at 10:30 instead of sipping champagne and watching the ball drop at a fancy party. January 1st, that's my day. While all the party goers are snuggled up and sleeping in, I am up and at em (Keith and I rearranged our bedroom starting at 8am!), ready for a fresh start! The promise of a fresh start and a whole year ahead sets off fireworks in my head. I start list making, goal setting, cleaning, and day dreaming.

*Rock this mama stuff.
*Get my design business up and running, for real.
*Become a landlord - terrifying!
*Make beautiful things. Because I enjoy it.
*Get active again.
*Declutter and organize everything.

(mind you, everything on this list scares me in some way. so keep reading....)

And then I pick a a word. One word to keep my lists, goals, and dreams alive the whole year through. My 2017 word is...


Courage by definition is the ability to do something that frightens you. Which is good because the worry and life's "what ifs" hold me back. I'm stuck thinking and dreaming because I'm comfortable, because I haven't had the courage to take a leap of faith and see what will happen next. Who doesn't like being comfortable?

Although I'm happy, comfortable (sweatpants and all), I have promised myself that this will be the year of making things happen and moving forward without fear of the unknown. There are too many things I want to say yes to, so this year I'm choosing courage! Look out 2017!

I challenge you to select a word for 2017. What will it be? Rest? Create? Teach? Adventure? 


  1. See the movie La La Land to understand how dreams become reality!


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