A New Start

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]'m not usually one for resolutions.  Whenever I decide I want to change or fix or try something, I do it then.  Mostly because patience is not my strong suit (it's a great trait, ask my husband).  But as with most people, there is something about the calendar flipping to the next year that still alights something inside me and makes me think of all of those things I want to accomplish for the next year.

I'm pretty satisfied with my life as it is, but if there is one thing I want to focus on for 2016, it's growth.  Growth in all its forms- external and internal.  I want to be a better person, I want to give more and focus on others.  I want to put myself in a financial position that allows me to be able to do more for others.  I have a lot in my life and it's time I give back to others who may not.

In the more obvious terms, I want to grow Holl & Lane.  I've never been more passionate about a project of mine and I want it to be the very best it can be.  We have amazing things coming up and I want to be able to reach more people to spread, what I believe is, a very important message.  I'm also hoping that with a growth of the magazine it'll allow me to donate a portion of proceeds to a couple causes that are close to my heart.

I want to grow myself as a wife and mom as well.  This past year, Brandon and I got to enjoy a date night each month and I hope that we'll continue that into 2016.  It was wonderful, and much needed, to take one night each month to just focus on us and our marriage.  Even if we spent most of the night talking about how adorable our son is.  As a mom, I want to be more present.  I've already talked about the changes I've made with my phone habit, but I want that to be on a grander scale.  I know that Henry needs to be able to play independently, and he does that well, but I want to make sure that I'm also getting to enjoy the minimal time I have with him during the week after work and daycare.  Brandon and Henry are the most important people in my life, and I want to be the best person I can be for them.

So growth is what I'll be focusing on.  In many ways and many phases.  I hope to come out of 2016 as a better person, a more caring and present person, a successful and focused person.

I'm wishing all of you a wonderful New Year.  I hope all of your dreams come true.

 

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