Twenty Seventeen

A new year. Just.  Like. That. 

The time passes so incredibly quickly these days it’s challenging to keep up. Every time I blink, I swear that 3 months have passed. 

Goals for the new year:

  • Read a minimum of 1 book a month. I’ve notoriously been a sporadic reader. I’ll devour 3-4 books in a row and not turn another page for a year or more. Less social media; more brain food
  • Back to fitness. I’m over 40: my metabolism isn’t what it used to be and truthfully, I’ve grown lazy. Monday is today and it’s time to finally depart from Procrastination Station. Romeo has been completing an annual Half Marathon Series (3 events) for the past 2 years and while I can typically handle 1 half a year, I’m not up for 3. Luckily, this half series has a complementery 5K series, and that, I can get my quads and hamstrings around! My sweet Romeo signed me up for that…solidarity!
  • Be regularly involved in the community. This has been on my heart for as long as I can remember. I’ve dabbled here and there at various events over the years, but never really committed to an organization. I’ve found one that makes my heart smile and is run by amazing people. With a strong focus on homeless single mothers, I’m so in. 
  • Simplify. Less is more. This has been an ongoing project for the last few years and it feels *so good* to remove that which clutters. I’m a long-term subscriber to Experiences over Stuff. 

2017, let’s get this party started. 

I’ll end this post with the secretly gifted journal my eldest daughter left on my nightstand for me to stumble upon:

wanderlust

Parenting win. Love her madly. So damn proud to be her mama. 

May 2017 bring love, laughter, and many an adventure to any who read this. 

xo

Happy.New.Year.

Bye-Bye Old Year; hello, New Year.

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Initially, I was hellbent on getting out of dodge for the holiday. I was dreaming of a cabin buried in the side of a mountain, crusted with snow. The more I thought about it though, the more I didn’t want to go anywhere after all. I enjoy my bed…immensely.

I decided to throw a party at home with just our family. Party bags containing hourly “events” like watching a movie, playing board games, making confetti poppers, pictures in the “photo booth” I’d set up in our living room, snacks, etc. occupied our evening until 2012 was history. At that point, it was all kid champagne, sparklers, pop-its, and smoke bombs…followed by excessive coughing.

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It couldn’t have been a better evening.

My New Year’s resolution: to simplify.

I look around my home and can seriously purge 50% or more of its contents and would not miss it. Less is more. I look forward to having much less.

Cheers to 2013.

Move To Trash

Yes. “Move to Trash” is what I did with all of my blog drafts; all those unfinished trains of thought that were….so last year. It is so like me to start a project and not finish…yet hold onto it with intentions to.

Well, NO MORE. It’s all clutter; I am over the melange of “stuff” that has been piling up around me. This includes not only projects, but material items and relationships that aren’t going anywhere. Savored Life is simplifying. Streamlining.

Really, it couldn’t come at a more convenient time. I am not much into New Year’s Resolutions, though I do buy into Life Resolutions. It just so happens that this happens to be January. And hey, new year, new decade and it looks like a new place of residence come next month…so what better time than NOW?

Yeah. Clean House.