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well, here we are friends, just hours away from a new year

i know many who had it rough this year

financial issues, health issues…

it was a good year for us

and we are thankful for that

one that came with a huge life change at the end of the year and although we are still adjusting to that life change, we are happy it happened

i feel good about twenty sixteen

i think it’s going to be a good one

but then again, i always think it’s going to be a good one

the last couple of years i have made a few new years resolutions

well, they are actually more like personal goals for the year

some i succeeded at, some not so much but they are not forgotten and i will continue to work on them

for this new year of twenty sixteen i want to push myself out of my comfort zone as much as i can

i am not sure when i became such a control freak but i have noticed that i am

lately more than ever

i want to work on that

lose control a little

let go

since becoming a mama, i depend a lot on my tribe to do things with

i want to get better about doing things on my own again

and i am not talking about running errands

i am talking about traveling and being better about going out and exploring on my own

so often i find myself reluctant to do so and just think “oh, i’ll wait until the weekend when we can all do it together”

growing together is wonderful but so is growing individually

i need to work on that this year

on growing

individually

without being scared of it

what about you?

do you have any resolutions/personal goals for this twenty sixteen?

happy new years friends!

wishing all the very best

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reindeer antlers. all day. every day

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getting our first (second) christmas tree. she was thrilled. she may not look like it. but she was

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a night out with winter lights

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i love the cardinals

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a self portrait

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paperwhites and some new friends

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some of the usual gang. the neighborhood kids. new friends. and elsa made an appearance

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she’s a viking

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this face that didn’t care to go to her school holiday party

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we had flurries for a second

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sunlit mornings and tiger forts

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