Hello 2016

For the first time in longer than I care to admit I managed to stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Not only that, but I didn’t go to sleep until after 2am! The late evening (or morning?) has completely thrown off my sleep pattern and is kind of driving me crazy, but it was also totally worth it because Chris and I had a great time. We watched movies and I finished the most recent book I’ve been reading. I also may have stayed in my pajamas all day and night. I could not have asked for a better New Year’s Eve in.

Once 2016 was official, Chris and I spent New Year’s Day doing more lounging around and walking through the neighborhood. Chris took me by surprise when he asked me if I had any resolutions for the year ahead. I hadn’t really thought about it yet so I asked him if he had any.

Sweet husband and human that he is, he said that his resolutions were to be more patient and to spend more time with me.

Needless to say, my heart melted a bit, but I was also caught off guard. Chris is probably the most patient and caring person I know and he demonstrates his kindness constantly. I thought about this for a minute and then asked what he thought I should do for the New Year, because if he thinks he needs to improve (when he is already near perfect) than what should I be doing?

His response? That I should figure out what I want to do and what makes me happy.

He is sweeter than sweet. More heart melting.

He knows me well though because this was my mission in 2015 as well. I started this blog and I made it my goal to try new things, to push myself. To figure out what I liked and what I didn’t. I made good progress last year, but the relationship I have with myself is never-ending and there is still work to be done. By day three of 2016 I am still a bit unsure of what my resolutions for the year will be, but getting to know myself more is at the top of the list.

Either way, I’m looking forward to the year ahead of me. After all, 2015 turned out better than I imagined it would. There were challenges, but there were also countless adventures and wonderful moments. It was a year filled with hiking, travel and exploring. Most importantly, the year was filled to the brim with love. Love for my husband and our first year of marriage, love for our city, our family and friends. So much love!

If 2016 brings even half as much love and joy as it’s predecessor, it certainly will not disappoint. Happy New Year!



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