Happy New Year! Here's to the start of the next chapter and whatever it may bring. This new year more than ever, I'm appreciating the "fresh start" feeling that we associate with January, and embracing the symbolic moment to reset, reflect, and figure out how to carry on from here. I've even made formal new year's resolutions, which I haven't done in a very long time!
One goal I worked on last year, but didn't fully accomplish, was to start blogging again. I made a lot of changes to this space, but then 2016 took some unexpected twists and turns, and I dropped the ball... again. For 2017, I've set three blog-related goals. Firstly, I want to read 50 books this year and share my thoughts on each one. Secondly, I want to prioritize consistency over perfection in this creative outlet. My perfectionist tendencies too often lead to a nothing-is-good-enough mentality that leaves me frustrated and defeats the purpose of writing what's genuinely on my mind, even if some ideas are still half-baked. Thirdly, I want to use this space to connect: with other people, perspectives, experiences, and ideas, and with my own interests and passions.
Let's make good things happen in 2017! Also, the photo above is Eva loving life after a recent snowfall in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you find something that brings you that level of joy this year.