365 Days: Accomplished

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365 days. 365 posts. That was the challenge I set out for myself at the beginning this year. And what a year it has been. I have blogged for the entire year, once a day, through every up and down I faced-and I am so glad I did. It was a year of triumphs and defeat, depression and joy, tears and smiles.

I’ve learned some of the ropes of university, embraced a part of my identity that I had previously feared, landed my first ‘real-world’ job, and fallen in love. That is the broadest overview possible, but this blog encompasses my year of trials and successes.

It has been such a journey to share, and I have loved the comments and feedback I have received from everyone-it has never failed to make me smile.

In the New Year, I think I will be switching to a twice a week posting system, as every day did sometimes prove to be a struggle. But I’m not going anywhere-drop me a line to say hello or if you have suggestions for things you want to see!

May your 2016 be filled with joy and love and the best of luck 🙂

Happy New Year!

 

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Resolved

I’ve always liked the idea of New Year Resolutions. The start of the year holds so much promise about new beginings and reinvention of self. I know in other countries there are neat traditions surrounding resolutions. People celebrate with fireworks, church bells, pots and pans, lucky foods or drinks, dancing, or giving gifts.

My family does not really follow the idea of New Year Resolutions. For us, resolutions are usually joked about, just becuase we know we most likely will not follow through on them. I mean, statistically, it is the most common, but the failure makes me a little depressed.

This year, however, I chose to take on New Year Resolutions. Scary! Rather than choosing ideas that are specific, I went with broad concepts. These are my resolutions:

  • Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  • Read more books
  • Make time to be creative
  • Eat healthy and be happy

I think these are more life goals than they are resolutions, but there you go.

Does your family have traditions for New Year Resolutions? What are your resolutions for this year? I’d love to hear about them!

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