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Another year has come and gone. As we usher in 2017, most of us are thinking about resolutions, new beginnings, what we’re happy about from 2016, and what we’d like to change in 2017. I’m not immune to this thinking and the start of the year has got me thinking about things I’d like to do differently in 2017. There are, of course, a lot of them.

Something I try and do every year is to pick a word for the year. Last year it was “slow”. The year before, “focus”. This year, I’m picking “notice”. I still like the notion of slow – particularly because I’m not very good at being slow – but I’d also like to expand on it, which is why I think “notice” is a good one for 2017. I want to not only slow down and notice things, but I want to notice things like the little pleasures that are easily missed, when I’m off track on a task or project, when I’m moving too fast, what things make me happy. If I can make it a point to just notice more, I am confident I can be more present.

The first thing that’s been on my radar (and noticed, if you will), is this blog. I’ve always felt a pull back to it but never made the time to actually put that into action. With a new year and a fresh start, I’m putting new eyes on this blog. It’s going to be about a lot of things – habits, self improvement, everyday life, motherhood, fitness, fashion, and anything else on my mind. I hope you’ll come along with me on my journey into 2017!

If you picked a “word of the year” – what did you pick?


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