New Year, New Me

…No, seriously guys… this one time in 2016 I sat across from my brother at Shake Shack eating pineapple and a green smoothie that I brought from home…new. me. 

It’s day 27 of 2016 and, I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve made a pretty huge dent in my lengthy list of reasonable resolutions. At last year’s end I was feeling pretty worn out. It had been a long year. A lot of shit went down, especially during the last four months or so. For one reason or another, I kind of lost sight of myself, and I was counting on 2016 to put some much needed pep in my step.

I’ve been thinking a lot about order and organization, purpose, passion and general health and wellness. I’m going to bed earlier and waking up earlier and I’m dropping my gym membership because it doesn’t make me happy. Hitting the treadmill felt like a chore and on the 2 or 3 days of the week that I didn’t get to lace up my sneaks, I was feeling really, unreasonably guilty and down on myself. (So now I’m spinning, as is a bit the bullet and purchased a package at Velo-City in a basement studio off Boylston Street in Back Bay and it’s AWESOME). I’ve made a promise to myself to read the 6 books I purchased at Target in 2015, I’m listening to Podcasts and I finally downloaded 25. I’m also making time to eat breakfast and I’m living by the “one minute rule”; if a task takes less than one minute to complete, do it now.  No more clothes draped over desk chair with their hangers left behind in the closet, no more morning coffee cups in the sink, clean dishes in the drying rack, winter coats thrown across the love seat in the living room. I’m telling you, It’s life changing. I’m off dating apps, because they’re ridiculous and I’m one click away from booking a solo trip to California this spring.

2016 is My Year and it’s off to a pretty great start.

A few things not listed above; knitting, hand-lettering and floral arranging! I’ve picked up three new hobbies in 2016 and have met some pretty incredible ladies who are following their dreams and kicking some serious ass along the way. I’m sharing their stories right here over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

More soon…XO