January 4, 2017

2017: It's Like a Sunrise

A New Year to me is like the most epic sunrise. This picture is from my favorite sunrise of 2016 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Those silhouettes are two of our favorite people in the universe and they are having a baby this year. It's one of my favorite photos ever. Sunrises are magical and totally underrated. I highly recommend taking them in whenever you can.

I think it's clear that I love New Year's Day and everything that comes with it. I think I have 100 version of Auld Lang Syne on my Spotify playlists. Resolutions are something I like... but they aren't my favorite part. I was a big fan of the one word for the year thing, until I realized that I picked one last year and then I didn't remember what it was. I wrote a whole post about it and even though I did a lot more of the things I talked about, it wasn't because I had made it my "word." My favorite year was the one that I picked four words - one for each season. You can read that whole post here. I think that worked for me. Shorter time periods with specific goals. That's my jam.

That being said, I do have a couple year long goals that I want to share. I wrote this on my planner too, so there will not be a concern that I will forget.

Goals for the year:

Log 1500 miles on FitBit

Read 40 books

Cook all the way through this cookbook (it's the prettiest one I've ever seen)

Get 2 new stamps on my passport

Send 52 pieces of handwritten mail

Keep documenting every day life - those are the moments that end up being my favorite

All things Hygge (more to come on this soon)

Nothing too crazy. Mostly measurable. On top of these, I'm going to continue to work on my Winter goals and check those all off the list.

I hope you were all able to catch a sunrise and some fresh air for New Years. It's all about new beginnings if you need them and if you don't, I hope you were able to clink glasses or give lots of hugs to your people to ring in the brand new year. Lots of weird shit is going to happen in the country and we all have to stick together and love lots.


  1. I also love the New Year and new beginnings and of course sunrises...the new beginning available to everyone, every day.

  2. I love how you compared the New Year to a sunrise. Such a beautiful analogy. :) Love all your goals! Any idea where you want to travel for those two new stamps?

  3. that picture is gorgeous. i need to see more sunrises. love what you said about documenting every day life, the moments becoming your favourite - so true.

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