Hello 2016 – One Word Intention

January 6, 2016


Well hello there 2016! You crept up on me so fast, I almost forgot to place an intention here on the blog. I just took some much-needed time off for the holiday but man, I’m exhausted! I need a week off from my week off. Christmas morning was really awesome. Laina TOTALLY gets opening presents and tears right through them and is on to the next. My little sweetie made it a point to sit in my lap as she opened her presents. So, so adorable!  Holidays with a toddler is a whole new ball of wax.  We were really busy and had a ton of fun, but some of it was just too much. Sending her off to daycare after a week and half with her was really difficult, even though I’m happy to get back to our usual routine. Lots of food and excitement for her weighed on all of us! But she’s also going through a growth spurt….not kidding, she slept 12-14 hours EVERY night, plus 2-3 hour naps each day. It was kind of incredible.

So 2015 was challenging, especially regarding my health and my journey with Lyme’s Disease.  But aside from that, there were some really fantastic moments, new friendships, new relationships and of course, lots of learning and laughter! And I think 2016 has some cool things in store for our family. Laina turns two in about a week (yippeee!), Phil started a new job, I’m working on beginning my calligraphy business (stay tuned for the launch in a couple weeks!), plus I’m continuing my digital photography development. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some other goals and new things in the mix so keep your eyes and ears open my friends!

So it’s the time of New Year’s resolutions, right? Not here! No resolutions, just goals! I never stick to resolutions anyways. I mean, yea, I’d love to hit the gym more and eat healthier, but I’m setting my self up for failure! So, instead, I’d like to set an intention for the year. A simple word that I can come back to as a reminder and something to focus on throughout the year to guide me. For 2016, I choose GROWTH. In every sense of the word. I’d like this year to be one full of personal, professional, creative, and family growth.  This isn’t a bucket list type of thing, but a way to connect better with my life in a positive way. Every little thing, achievements or failures are opportunities for growth. Who knows what this year will bring but I look forward to it all. Cheers to you and 2016!

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2 thoughts on “Hello 2016 – One Word Intention

  1. Shalagh

    Oh Dianna, good for you and your word. Christmas was lovely enough too but I never feel bad to deliver mine back to daycare. She’ll be three in March. Crazy making. I am glad to have the quiet back to think and create. Growth is a perfect word and I couldn’t agree more with your statement that achievements and failures are opportunities both. I had a rather splendid failure recently that I’m very grateful for.
    Happy New Year!

    1. dd0519@gmail.com Post author

      Happy New Year my friend! I look forward to seeing what you come up with now that holidays are settled down a bit! 😉


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