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Yay! Friday is here! We survived the first week back at work and school!

On Monday, I started a Couch to 5K training program. The 2 completely bizarre things about this is that 1) I absolutely hate running but 2) I am enjoying it so far. 2016 is so weird.

Last night was Biggest’s Winter Orchestra concert. Last Spring, the Orchestra concert did not go well at all, due to a terrible bout of stage fright. We were a bit worried going into this one, but HE DID IT! I am so happy for him. Doesn’t it feel sometimes like being a Mom is a constant emotional roller coaster based on the ups and downs of your kids?

So, being a new year and all, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my theme for this year. 2015 was Believe. 2014 was Connect.

I declare 2016 the year to Simplify.

To me, Simplify means:

Getting down to the basics

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Enjoying the day to day tasks that make up life

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Appreciating what is really important in the grand scheme

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Eliminating the things and feelings and people that no longer work

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Being honest and kind in all things

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Not overcomplicating matters

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What’s your theme for 2016?


Back at it!


Wandering + Wondering


  1. Being a Mom is definitely a roller coaster of emotions based on our children. And it doesn’t go away when they grow up, either. I am still on that roller coaster with my children and they are 19 and 25. You just always want the best for them and feel so bad when things don’t work out, but there isn’t a whole lot we can do because we have to let them go through things. It’s tough. I love your theme for 2016. A lot of your sayings can be tied into mine. Mine is to be calm, and to do things that make me happy and let go of the things I cannot control. Let’s have a simpler, calmer, happy, productive 2016 🙂

  2. Love this! A much needed dose of inspiration for me today. <3

  3. Julie

    Simplify is a great word! I’m still mulling over my word. I’m not sure if it’s right yet.

  4. I mulled over mine for awhile too. It’s hard to pick just one!

  5. I’ve heard people say the worries just get bigger as your children get older. I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle that! 🙁
    Calm is a great theme! We definitely need more of that!!! I love the thought of a simpler, calmer, happy, productive year.

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