I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that the New Year is filled with blessings! I really wanted to do a holiday post but after coming back from a trip in early December, I had to crunch down on my holiday prep. I really don’t like being rushed but you gotta do what you gotta do! Anyway, I didn’t want to start the New Year without reflecting on 2016 so here I go!
2016 was a really good year! It’s been a blast for Jake and I to watch Rylan and Rhys grow as brothers (and Barnes the lab mix too) and also see them grow individually. We managed a few day trips here and there during the summer for them and one big trip to Mexico just a month ago which was amazing and much needed! I was also able to do a few DIY projects this year and I’ve even started baking a lot more and so far I’m loving it! I’m learning so much I can only hope to get better!
As far as resolutions go, We tried to set goals for ourselves (Jake and I) throughout the year. Do this more, be like this more, try this, and sometimes we were able to accomplish what we wanted, and the rest of the time we didn’t simply because Life was happening. I’m not making an excuse, it just means that we haven’t found the right balance…yet. It’s just going to be something to bring into 2017 and something we’ll continue to work on. I like to think that even the smallest growth is a step forward and just because it’s a resolution for one year, doesn’t mean it ends that year. There is no expiry to personal growth 🙂
The one thing however that I am definitely leaving in 2016 is my hopeless mentality of having to please everyone JUST to be liked. Because you can’t. There are going to be people who just don’t like you for reasons that may make sense to them, but not to you and that’s OKAY. I have a purpose and it is not to entertain negative energy. I’ve heard of a saying that goes..people who choose only to see the worst in others are actually seeing a reflection of themselves and it actually makes sense! With that being said, Bye Felicia(S) Lol!!! Moving on!!
I thought I’d share pictures of some of my projects and baking in 2016. I already have a few project ideas lined up for me I’m getting excited just thinking about them!!!
Another year with my forever loves ❤
I hope 2017 will bring love, happiness, and peace all over the world. Thank you for reading my last post for 2016 (even though its January 2) May the New Year bring all the best to everyone!!!