2016 Sucked, 2017 Won't.

Happy New Year to you all.
I pray it was filled with fun, friends, family, and food.

If it wasn't, don't worry ~ chasing the perfect New Years tradition is over rated and similar to hunting a polka-dotted unicorn ~ it seems like a good idea but it never quite meets the hype.

Our 2016 left a lot to be desired.  My husband had a lot of issues medically this past year, there seemed to be a lot of frustration and up-hill-climbing.  That being said we have a roof, we have food (most of it now being gluten free), and we have each other.  Therefore we are blessed and luckier that most.

The most frustrating things about this past year was the constant feeling that I was just maintaining, never progressing.  The issues of  normal life seemed to stand in front on me like a toll gate to doing the things I love, things that feed my soul, things that relax and sustain me.

This year I have only made one New Years Resolution.  That is to be the best version of myself that I can.  I haven't made any lists of things I want to accomplish or places I'd like to visit.  I just want to be the best "Steph" everywhere I am, in every situation I encounter.  It's very liberating.

One of the many activities I love is writing and blogging.  You would NEVER know if from the past year.  2017 is going to be different in that respect.  I have actually made a commitment to myself to write everyday in January.  500 words.  Everyday.

If you need a kick in the pants like I did check the challenge out here:
My 500 Words: A Writing Challenge

Not all of those 500 Words will appear here on this blog but most of them will.

I encourage you to reflect on what you really enjoy doing and commit to yourself to make the effort to just do it.  Even if it's only for 10 minutes a day, because unlike hunting a polka-dotted unicorn this is achievable and a lot less work.

UPDATE:  In case you feel like I'm the only one hating on 2016 here is BuzzFeed's take on it...




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