So This is the New Year

Happy New Year | Freckled Italian

Well you guys, we made it--Monday after the holidays is here and I just can't even believe it's January of 2016.

I have never been so happy to put a year behind me than I was with 2015, and now that we're here, I feel like I have so much to look forward to in 2016. Alt Summit is this month and I'll once again be traveling to Salt Lake City to attend, and then Rob and I have a Miami vacation planned for early February. There will be a few weddings and hopefully lots of weekends with friends in the spring, summer, and fall. Our lease is up in August and we're thinking about moving from our two-bedroom apartment to a three-bedroom house with a yard. There are a lot of little exciting things in the pipeline but overall, I'm praying for an uneventful year.

I started my first Whole 30 on January 1st after spending New Year's Eve on the couch with a bottle of champagne, a couple large bags of potato chips, and one too many days of looking in the mirror and feeling bad about what I saw. So now I'm four days in and already feeling so much better--day two is no joke though. I'll be sharing my experience with The Whole30 once I'm done, because up until December 31st of 2015, I was actually kind of anti-food/diet challenges.

I want to be able to say that things are going to be different and that I have a ton of things planned for this year (both on and off the blog), but the truth is that pretty often I'm still taking things one day at a time. I know that life isn't magically going to get easier because the calendar changes at the end of the year, but it's been nice to spend these two weeks of holidays resting and relaxing; reminiscing and getting inspired for the year ahead.

As always, I appreciate all of you so much. I hope you had the happiest of holidays, and that you get out there and crush it this Monday! Let's do this thing.

Photo by V.A. Photography.