Resolution? Goal? Life-change?

It seems to be the end of the year, and thanks to Facebook, I got a little reminder that I haven't posted on my business page in quite some time... That little reminder encouraged me to check it out. First, I checked what my last post on facebook was. October 27th. Which also coincides with my last blog post. Oi.

2 full months.

This sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole. Next I checked how many posts I did in the full year. Can't be that bad.


Uhhhmmm, pardon?

Why don't we dig a little deeper.

2015 - 33

2014 - 32

2013 - 75

Oh boy.

First let me preface this by saying that admittedly I am sad that I have obviously let go of my writing, which is something that I have loved to do since forever. As a young girl, I always had a journal hidden under my bed. I wrote all through highschool, all though college, all through my travels, and even though I sort of slipped and lost my journal writing at that point in my life, I started a blog!

And then something kinda life-changing happened early 2014. The best kind of life-change there is. I became a momma-bear. Even though I am sad to see how much I have lost my consistency in my writing, I have a pretty dang good (and super cute) excuse!

But as with every New Year, I love to take time to think of what sort of things I hope to work on with the coming year. And I think this needs to be one of them! Writing has been a part of me as long as I can remember. It's how I organize my thoughts. Deepen my thoughts. Work through the tough ones, and also, it acts as a memory bank so I never forget the good!

I have no idea if people out there like to read my words or not. But I have come to a point in my life that I don't really mind either way. Writing is something that makes me feel more whole. And in a world that is so huge, if there is anyone out there who can connect with my words/stories/struggles/wins, then I feel that helps to make our world a little less 'big'. Connecting us together. Building community.

I'm going to put it out there that my writing-goal for this next year is going to hit 36 blog posts, which is just 3 a month. I can do it, and I'm excited to do it. And maybe somebody will read them, and maybe not. Either way, I'll be happy to be back at getting my stories and thoughts back onto the page - er - keyboard. hehe.

And just so you understand the reason WHY I've swayed from my writing, here are a few of the out-takes of Ari's Christmas photos I tried to do this year. Yes, she is in a variety of outfits and locations because this took me THREE TRIES. First time was my fault. Second time was her fault, and third time I brought my ever-faithful assistant (aka - her dad, my hubby, the best assistant ever) and we nailed it.

Here's to 2017 and all it will bring!

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And this was the winner photo! Light of my life. Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! xoari-2016blog-final-9