January 2017 Favorites

I can’t believe January is already over! I have this weird thing with the passage of time, though. Shane gives me a hard time because I freak out over little things, like the fact that 1990 was almost 30 years ago, or the fact that almost all the kids born in the year 2000 are in their junior year of high school now. He says, “Yeah, babe. That’s how time works.” He’s pretty laid-back and doesn’t give too much thought to these things. Whatever. Regardless, here we are, with one month of 2017 already under our belts, and I’ve got some fun things to share with y’all. Let’s do this!

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My Words for 2017

Each year, my mother used to advise me to come up with a word that I could use as my guide for the coming year. It could be anything for any reason, as long as I had one. I never made it a point to write down the word or remind myself of it. It was a good exercise, but I simply didn’t put much stock into it.

This year, however, I’m using my word as my guide. Words, actually, as there are two this year. I couldn’t pick just one. After all that happened in 2016, I plan on being an active participant in my future, instead of a passive one.

My words for 2017 are: brave and honest. They can be used in any variation and are, in fact, related. Continue reading “My Words for 2017”

2016 Favorites

This year I’ve made quite a few “favorites” lists, and I’m really glad I did. I love reading favorites lists because it usually encourages me to try something new, or it gives me insight on a product I wouldn’t have otherwise bought for whatever reason. Continue reading “2016 Favorites”

Stop Shaming New Year’s Resolutioners 

“This is the year that everything changes.”
“New year; new me!”

Sound familiar? How many times do you hear that in your lifetime? Every year we roll our eyes at people who think they’re going to be an entirely new person in the coming year when we all know that they’re going to be right back to where they are now. Right? Right?!

STOP! No, seriously, stop! Stop judging people for wanting to change.

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