Dear 20 

Dear 20, I am proud of what we did this year. We laughed and cried (a lot). Never forget this was the year you got your first degree, your first adult job, a solid group of friends, a decent car, a sense of direction, and for the first time in a long time you had a genuine smile 

I’ll miss you 

❤️ Elisabeth 

Goals for 2017 

And so we close the book on 2016, did you have a good year? I know that I’m the last few months it’s become cool to hate 2016 and with good reason. Globally, this year hasn’t been the best. Personally, this has been the best year of my life. I’ve been able to accomplish so much and better yet, for the first time in years, I was able to be proud of those accomplishments. 

Happiness: So now what to do with 2017. This year I want to make a conscious effort to make this a good year. it’s become cool to hate on everything, and I’m tired of it. I will enjoy what I love, love what I enjoy and If someone has a problem with it, then it’s THEIR problem. not MINE!  

Organization: Something else I want to do is to be more organized so I can be consistent with this blog and other adventures. 

YouTube: if you know me personally I’ve been wanting to try YouTube for years and 2017 WILL BE THE YEAR. I have run out of excuses. 

Monthly fun: once a month I want to do something super fun. Something that I can look forward to and something I can take pictures of for a yearly scrapbook I want to do. 

Scrapbook: All of the older adults around me are constantly telling me that these are the best years of my life. I want to remember them, and have something to show my children one day. Documenting this will also help with my mental health. I don’t know if I’ll ever make a full post on mental health but it’s something I deal with. This scrapbook will be a physical reminder that life has its ups and downs, and all I have to do is appreciate the downs and relive the ups!!