2016: Year of Discovery

I can’t even believe it. It’s January 11: when did that happen?! Incredulity aside, I’ve decided that this is the year of discovery.

Looking back on 2015, it was a year of change, not just for myself, but for my whole family. I think my personal phrase of 2015 was, “I’m confused.” Between myself and my family we experienced: losing jobs, gaining new jobs, new puppies, new directions and moving out of country. It’s the start of 2016 and I find myself looking for new focus in my career, living solo while my family has moved out of country (heck, out of continent!), and raising an adorable new puppy. It doesn’t sound like much but in reality, the changes and decisions of 2015 have carried over and have definitely dictated the tone of this new year: discovery.

Instead of making resolutions I won’t keep, I am setting goals that will align with my keyword for 2016. Although the difference between goals and resolutions may seem fuzzy, to me it’s clear. For example, if you are wanting to lose weight (it seems like everyone wants to do that after holiday indulgence), instead of resolving to just lose weight, set a goal and aim always to take the stairs.

It’s the year of discovery for me. It’s scary, bittersweet, and exciting all at the same time. What’s your keyword for 2016?