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Happy New Year!

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

We made it to 2021! Happy New Year friends! We rang in the new year... sleeping! That's our pretty typical celebration, eat snacks, go to sleep and enjoy the next day without being tired or hungover. It works for us. I hope you celebrated in a way that worked for you. It is hard to believe we are already in the second day of the new year, it appears to already be flying. I have such high hopes for the new year, which is also not unusual. I love flipping the calendar to January - not only does it start Danielle-a-bration but it's a clean slate of a year ahead full of hope and promise.

I don't buy into any of the "New Year, New You" stuff that is filling my inbox, I'm not running out and joining a gym, I'm not signing up for some new fad diet, and I will not become someone different than the person I have worked pretty hard to become. I will however set some goals, list my hopes and dreams for the year and decide which projects I hope to start and finish. Here's the thing, we are all pretty great just the way we are. And joining a gym just because media tells us we have to is not going to magically get us in shape because if it's not something we enjoy we're not going to go and in the end we'll just feel bad about money wasted and have to deal with feeling like a failure - who needs that, isn't life tough enough? Now if going to a gym is your thing that is totally different and I'm in awe of you. For me I will make my goals based on what I enjoy and how I feel not what I'm told I should do because I happen to be chubby.

Above are my goals set for January, some are very clear to do items and some are a bit more vague but they are personal to what I want to accomplish and I will track them accordingly and depending on how January goes will depend how my goals for February take shape. I will also begin my One Little Word journal which I'm going to do a bit different this year so stay tuned once I have some stuff to share I will do so. My word for 2021 is BELIEVE. To believe in myself, to believe that things will get better, believe in magic (not just Christmas magic) and believe that I will be back at work making magic again soon. I will believe in the people who have shown me unwavering friendship and believe the people who have shown me who they really are. I will believe in the love Tamy and I have and the family we have created. I believe I will get to see my parents soon and I believe that I can and will do whatever I set my mind to. I will make goals based on that word and I won't be too hard on myself if I don't fulfill every single one of them.

I intend to continue to be grateful for all I do have, even though we all know things have been tough and there is plenty to be mad and sad about, I like to hold onto the good things that I have, I don't want them to be lost in all the garbage we deal with you know? I am going into this new year with positivity, celebrating with friends, clearing out Christmas and making room for new things. Yes over the next couple of weeks I will eat a little bit better, not because of the 900 emails I'm getting telling me to do so but because I know my body and I've been eating a lot of things I don't usually eat and a lot of things I shouldn't be eating quite so much of. It will not be a diet but a reset to make myself feel better. I will continue to do yoga every day, I will run/walk more miles because I know I feel better when I do, I will do more dance/cardio workouts because they are fun and make me happy and I will wait and hope for the day when I can hang upside down from a hoop again because that is a place where I find peace - and feel like a total badass!

I will continue with my bullet journaling and see where I can expand to other books and projects, I have an endless list of projects I want to make with my Cricut, countless photos I want to take, makeup looks I want to try and recipes I want to cook up. There are restaurants we want to try, trips we want to take (when it's safe to do so) and people we want to spend time with. 2021 will be full and I believe it will be amazing (see what I did there) I hope you will join me for another year of adventure and if you have any questions, ideas, need anything at all please let me know! Together we will get through this.

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