Hello, 2016!

01 January 2016

New calendar, new beginnings, and a blank slate to fill with more stories and memories. Happy New Year, boys and girls! How did you welcome 2016? I hope it was with a lot of merry-making and joyous hearts.

One of my favorite things about welcoming the new year is jazzing up my chosen planner. 2016's planner of choice is the Giving Journal from The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and I've already started putting my personal stamp on it using stickers, photos, sticky notes, markers, and, rubber stamps.

I don't really do New Years Resolutions, but I do write down things that will help me make the current year the best one yet.

This year, thanks to the n number of times I've seen the 2015 Cinderella movie, I will "have courage and be kind" not only towards other people, but also towards myself.

I will have courage by:
actively pursuing happiness • accepting that I'm turning 30 and so it might be time to invest in premium skincare • saying what I mean and meaning what I say • letting go of stuff because I have waaay too much stuff it's crazy • writing more stories and letting other people read them • letting go of relationships that drain me and do not add value to my life • choosing love.

I will also be kind:
by expressing more gratitude • to my skin by not forgetting sunscreen • to my family and true friends by cherishing every moment spent with them • to my time by not wasting it on bad movies, books, and TV shows • to myself by exposing myself to different adventures, visiting new places, and learning as much as I can.

I feel like I've changed so much over the last couple of years, that self-discovery is needed. I am looking forward to reading this:

So many things to get excited about, but I only have my eyes on this:

What a great start to 2016. I am so excited for all the Big Magic to unfold! Hope you are, too! ♥

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