making your own in life

adjective: new; comparative adjective: newer; superlative adjective: newest
… just beginning or beginning anew and regarded as better than what went before.
“starting a new life”

It’s 2017, and everything feels so fresh. Nothing has actually changed besides the number at the end of the year (that we’ll all be messing up for the next two months) but it’s a time when people look back, review what they’ve learned over the last 12 months of their lives, counting the ways they’ve failed or succeeded, and make plans to be better in the next 12 months.

I can never figure out how I feel about new years resolutions. On one hand, I love the idea of a fresh start, and kicking off a year with productivity and big ideas! Yet realistically, I know I’m not gonna lose 30 pounds in three months. Or have an art studio by the end of January, or be running my own coffee shop.. So how to we find that balance? How do we use all of the inspiration floating around to our benefit, without setting ourselves up to fail?

I haven’t figured it out yet. If you have, please tell me the secret.

In the meantime, I’m just trying to keep the momentum going that I’ve slowly built up over the past couple of months. Like I said in my 2016 review post, my growth was slow-going, but it happened. And so far, has continued to happen. Honestly, I think that’s more powerful than attempting huge changes at the turn of an hour; creating that energy in your life and keeping it going. No matter how small, what’s important is that it doesn’t stop.

I’ve wanted to really turn my site into an internet home for a long time now, but the excuses and fears piled up until I was drowning in them and for a long time I just dropped it and forgot about it. But I’m back at it, once again adopting the mindset of creating things that I know might suck for awhile in the name of improvement over time, with practice and diligence.

I’ll end on this note:

This is going to be my year. Because I’m going to make it my year. You should do the same.


much love,




Stock image by Ross Sokolovski on Unsplash

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