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2015 thoughts & questions


It seemed today that I was the only person on the planet who didn't post a collage of memories from 2014 or some kind of photo congratulating everyone on ringing in the new year. It's not that I didn't want to but today we spent painting and getting our entry ready for some new concrete tile so the day just didn't lend itself to nostalgia.
Since my dad passed away I find myself with mixed emotions about events, maybe I'm cold or maybe I'm overly emotional but life has not reached a new sense of normal since he passed, every day still presents some sort of challenge that seems could only be remedied by the presence, support, love of my father. It's been almost two years, well it May it will be, but life remains with a gaping hole that he left.
All that to say I've become a little weird and maybe less excited about celebrations in general. I know, I have to move on and I certainly am but still I find myself feeling a little less than enthusiastic about events I once shared with my dad.

One good thing about 2015 is all the newness! A new year, a fresh start, a little bit of a restart even though we are all a year older.
Elin will be 1 (!) in two weeks. I can't believe how super sonic speed 2014 went by with her. Babies don't stay babies long enough, I've decided. Even all the hard parts of infancy are still so sweet and new but as soon as you get used to them, those little ones are on to new and better things.
I will have to put together some cute little party here soon-would you like to see some party decor ideas for a 1st birthday?

Also, I'm very cliche with this but I've written up some goals for 2015. Do many of you do this as well? Cliche or not it's always good to have a plan and goals to shoot for.
Recently I read an article about goal setting that really pumped me up to get some major things I'd like to on paper.
The suggestion was to write 3 major goals, minor goals under that and a list of what your motivation is to reach each goal. In addition I wrote a list of small daily habits I could add to my day to slowly get closer to seeing these big goals realized.

I'm curious if any of you have New Year's resolutions or tips for getting your thoughts & plans organized? I'd love to know. If you'd like to share please comment below or you can always email me here. It can be something simple like a routine you have every day, a planner or app that helps you organize your bills or to-do lists.
If there is enough input I was thinking of sharing some sort of New Year's tips once a week for the month of January!
We can all use some inspiration and I'm sure you all have some brilliant ideas for how to make the most of your time, how to simplify your life and maximize your potential. Right?

Above are some incredibly inspiring images from TineKHome's new 2015 catalogue. The wicker or rattan/green foliage/deep greys is so fresh and beautiful way to welcome January.

I hope you all the greatest and most fulfilling year ahead! Thank you for reading, thank you for everything.

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