My word for 2015 served me well: SIMPLIFY (see last year's post here). I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, got rid of lots of things, organized everything I owned, moved, capsule wardrobed, streamlined my business and office, got down to the only the essentials of my days during a very sick first trimester of pregnancy, and said no to a lot of good things so I could say yes to great things. I now feel very invested in simplifying, not just as a one time event, but as a lifestyle. I needed that word and it was good to me.

2016 is a big year for us. Daniel and I will both turn 30 and we'll welcome our first baby this spring. My word for the year is GROW, in so many ways: grow physically and emotionally over the next 5 months of my pregnancy, grow into my role as a new mom, watch our new baby grow from 0-6 months, grow into a family of three, grow my business, and grow into a new decade of my 30s. I'm more excited for this year than any other year in the past, and I'm expecting growth in lots of areas for a good, challenging, rewarding, joy-filled year. So much to look forward to. Cheers to 2016!