Flying the Coop

Another chapter, a new adventure…

Cue 2017

Just like that, December 2016 has come to an end. What a crazy and amazing month and a completely unexpected year!

I don’t mean that I wasn’t expecting 2016, silly. I mean that what happened over these past twelve months was not expected. Some of it was totally planned. Some things were planned but turned into something else or happened differently (usually better) than intended. Other things came up to me and smacked me in the face. But it was all great. 😌

I’ve already posted about many of my 2016 highlights; BlimeyCon, Paddlefest, family trips, etc. But what I treasure most are the friendships that I have formed and deepened. I wasn’t expecting to meet such amazing and special people that have become so very important to me in such a short amount of time. And they came right when I needed them most. Friends like these are a true blessing.

Also, in the past year my family has demonstrated even through all of the problems and challenges that we’ve faced, we’re still a family. Strong and together. Regardless of the changes…we’re still family. And we always will be. I’m really thankful for that. It’s beyond words at this point.

What’s Next?

Good question! Man…I’ve been facing that question for the past year. And it’s been especially prominent over the past four months.

Honestly? I still don’t have an answer. Part of me wants to have an answer, but I don’t. And I’m okay with that right now, more than ever. Usually I like to have a plan for things, but right now I don’t. Isn’t that great? 😜

With a new year, many people like to set out resolutions for themselves. I’ve never been one to do that. (I’m not completely sure why that’s been the case.) However, I have set out goals for myself in the past. I like to do that on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. And I usually try to keep my goals to a list of three things. Why three? I’ve found that it’s a good balance between pushing myself and not overwhelming myself. I can always add to it if I want, but a minimum of three things, without the pressure to build a longer list, has been ideal for me.

So with that being said, I have come to the point where I should actually specify my beginning goals for 2017. Which will be in my next blog post! 😇






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