Monday, January 4, 2016

happy 2016!

Happy brand spankin' New Year to all of you!

I know I've said it on here before, probably every single new year that I've been writing my blog (which would make 8 times if you're the counting type), I LOVE a NEW YEAR!  I love the clean slate, the fresh start, the possibility, the potential, the excitement of what's to come.  I love the chance to become better, to do more, to dream bigger.

Here's a little peek at my preliminary plans for this year via some excerpts from my planner.


I know many people don't believe in setting resolutions.  I love setting goals for a new year.  They help me focus on what's important.  And writing them down helps me to check in and see how I'm doing as the year progresses and add to the list as I need to. Even as I am writing this, I have added more goals to this list. 
Free Resolution printable found at Life with My Littles.  I used Photoshop to change the year to 2016 or get her 2016 one here.

 One Little Word

My One Little Word for this year is B R A V E.  Well, Be Brave actually, but that's 2 words and it feels like cheating.  

 This little bit of word art was created with the Studio app (still my favorite for graphic design work).
This year I will  B E . B R A V E
to do hard things
to take chances
to risk failing
to love deeper
to connect more
to be confident
to take care of myself

Life takes courage.
This year I want to focus on confronting challenges and overcoming fears.  No, I won't be doing any skydiving or bungee jumping in 2016 (at least not that I know of).
But I will be working to silent the voices that whisper: you can't do that, you're not good enough, you're going to fall flat on your face. I want to gather the confidence to DO and maybe conquer, but at the very least stand tall and say, "I'll try."

Each month, I will be choosing an area of my life in which to BE.brave
confidence | love | connections | creativity | learning | self care

30 Day Challenges

Each month, I will be giving myself a little challenge, something measurable that I can do daily.  I am all about habit energy and want to use this year to establish some good habits, if only for a month!
wash my face each night | run a mile a day | crochet, read, write for 30 minutes | post on IG | clean out something
Unfortunately, I can't locate this printable that I had altered, but you can find several similar ones by searching "important dates printable" on Pinterest.
And I can keep track of each day on this cute little rainbow colored checklist for the year!
Free printable from Miss Tina

You can find many other fun printables for your planners on my Pinterest board
Follow Life Made Creations's board i♥ DAY.PLANNERS on Pinterest.


This year is dedicated to finishing my crochet WIP's.  I recently went through my unfinished projects and crazily have enough to work on one (and even 2) each month for all of 2016.  I also need to finish up this gorgeous blanket 

as well as my 12" granny blanket from 2015.
I am forcing myself to finish each month's WIP before beginning another crochet project.  Crossing my fingers that I will end 2016 with at least 12 completed crochet makes!

So that's it: my hopes, dream, plans, goals, bravery to make 2016 one of my best years yet!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear what you guys have planned for this year!

Happy New Year!