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TWENTY EIGHTEEN

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

2018 | Where is June?

In comparison to the previous two or three years, 2017 was a vast improvement.  In hindsight, my self-diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder was most likely simply depression.  The thing I missed most was joy and feeling hopeful.  If you are struggling right now, I am sorry you aren’t feeling like yourself.  Reach out to your partner, your friends, and your doctor.  You will get better.  2017 found me healthy and happy and I know that is a gift. The last year gave me countless moments to find joy with the people I love the most.  It seems that the boys grew at warp speed, especially Big W.  I’m trying not to hold on too tight.

best of 2017

With great anticipation I look forward to 2018!  I am not making any resolutions, because I feel like they are always attached to some sort of guilt.  The world doesn’t need more people feeling guilty, especially women.  Our world needs happy, fulfilled people loving life and those around them!  While I DO NOT make resolutions, I do make lists!

Things I would love in 2018:

find my way back to writing, a “just out of the oven” chocolate chip cookie, support organizations doing good work, a challenging day hike, great meals with dear friends, a summer spent on the water, see a ballet, donate blood, celebrate the greatness in women I know, the perfect cat eye, set aside time each day to practice mindfulness, a happy hour cocktail in paradise, start something that scares the sh*t out of me, moments of laughter with my boys, tears of pride, strong arms and toned tummy.

(The last one has been on the list since 2013.  It’s a goal and it’s fine. However, all these amazing experiences can happen in my life-with or without fabulous abs.)

Happy New Year!  What is on your list this year?

P.S. A look back.  My lists from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

(photo by Davide Cantelli)

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TWENTY SIXTEEN

Monday, January 11th, 2016

the year of more | Where is June?

2016 is well underway and I am ready for a year of more!  I have written before that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  They always seem to elicit guilt and our world doesn’t need more people feeling guilty, especially women.  Every year I make a list of all the things I would love in the upcoming year. Sometimes they are big and some are small.  They are always things that will make me smile.  This year I want four things in abundance: challenges, adventure, health, and family.

Challenges

tips up | Where is June?

Continuing to challenge myself is what keeps me motivated and excited for each new season.  This year I have challenged myself to learn to ski.  After four seasons doing the lodge bunny thing, I am ready to be part of the fun.  While I don’t see black diamonds in my future, it has been such a thrill to ride the chair lift with my boys, chatting and talking without any interruptions.  That time alone is worth the embarrassment of learning something new at 41.  Here’s hoping for an injury free season.

Adventure

iguazu falls adventure | Where is June?

At this time last year a trip to Argentina was not on the calendar.  I had never heard of Iguazu Falls.  How wonderful to have experienced this amazing spot with my sweet husband and to have this “after” picture to remember it.  Not all adventures need to be this grand {or so far away}.  Where will our next adventure take us?

Health

Continued health for my family and myself is always at the forefront of my mind.  Being healthy trumps all else, doesn’t it? Lucky for me being active makes me really happy.  And spending time with my friends is a really great bonus!  I am looking forward to more fun surrounding being healthy together.  A highlight of 2015 was breaking the 1:50 barrier at the Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon.  This video perfectly sums up the energy of the race.  {Pay close attention around the 1:04 mark!}  Can’t wait to run it again in August!

 

Family

family fun | Where is June?

Actually, time with this crazy crew is all I really need!  We are not perfect.  It isn’t always pretty.  But building memories with my three boys is what fills my heart.  They make me feel most complete.  They are my best friends in every sense of the word.

2016, let’s do this.

PS.  My lists in 2013, 2014, & 2015

 

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{2015} YOU’RE MINE

Monday, January 5th, 2015

you're mine 2015

I just launched the kids back-to-school and I sit alone in my kitchen.  Dishes to do, a Christmas tree to dismantle, a to-do list a mile long, and yet I feel calm.  It is strangely bizarre, but I always feel so much better when the calendar flips from December to January.  I have posted before about the doldrums that hit me in October.  {Last year, they lasted all the way through Spring.}  But there is something about 2-weeks to recharge-with little to no responsibilities that puts a pep back in my step!

our world needs

I am not making any resolutions, because I feel like they are always attached to some sort of guilt.  The world doesn’t need more people feeling guilty.  Our world needs happy, fulfilled people loving life and those around them!  While I DO NOT make resolutions, I do make lists!

Things I would love in 2015:

opportunities to step outside my comfort zone, great books to read, new adventures with my kids, to catch a sunrise on a stand-up paddle board, completed house projects, a dip in the Caribbean Sea, time alone, a snowy night with a roaring fire, chances to see my boys shine, a weekend get-away with my husband, salty sea air, blemish-free skin, a road trip with my girls, to witness goodness, boisterous meals with friends, a run in Central Park, a Super Bowl repeat, a carefree summer, strong arms and a toned tummy.

What would you love more of in 2015?

PS.  My lists from 2013 & 2014

 

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{2014} READY. STEADY. GO

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Ready Steady Go

Twenty fourteen.  How did that happen?  While I am not one for resolutions, a new year is the beginning of endless possibilities.  To start anew.  No time to worry about yesterday.  No guilt, just a hope for all things new, creative, lovely, inspiring, simple, meaningful and fun.

Things I would love in 2014:

dates with my yoga mat, road trips, gelato in Italy, more flossing, brunch with girlfriends, happy boys, drinks around a campfire, challenging hikes on snowshoes, quiet moments to dream, the perfect bloody mary, playing a song on my guitar, visits to familiar places and to places I have only dreamed of seeing, homemade gnocchi, parents’ night(s) out, a day at the beach, something inspiring to read, field trips in my gorgeous city, strong arms and a toned tummy. 

{The last one is hold over from 2013.  If anything, I am consistent.}

Happy New Year!

if you have a bit more time // things I would love | 2013

 

 

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twenty thirteen

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Do you feel like this?  I am not sure why but for some reason…I do.  There is this inner voice chanting to me…”It’s gonna be awesome!”  There is nothing life changing on the horizon for me this year.  No milestone events, anniversaries or birthdays.  And that’s why I am so darn excited.  I feel like nothing is out of the realm of possibility.

I am not making any resolutions, because I feel like they are always attached to some sort of guilt.  The world doesn’t need more people feeling guilty.  Our world needs happy, fulfilled people loving life and those around them!

Things I would love in 2013:  more glitter, long runs, day trips, finished projects, a home full of joy, getaways with my husband,  delicious meals, time alone with each of my boys, no homework, a snow day, time to myself, tons of average moments free of worry,  a super hot summer, great books, cups of hand-crafted coffee,  strong arms and toned tummy [the tummy is a long shot!], patience, abundant creativity….

What things would you love to come your way this year?

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