I love the energy that comes with the new year. A part of me gets sad when the Christmas lights come down off the houses in my neighborhood, and winter seems quite long + dark after December 25th is behind us. But perhaps the saving grace of the season between now + the beginning of spring is the spark that pushes us forward into change.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my plans for this upcoming year, as the last few have been years of healing + safe harbor. 2015 taught me that I can’t do everything, that I have to prioritize self-care, that I won’t have time for my loved ones unless I make that time. Consequently, you didn’t see much of me around here as I worked on learning those lessons.
2016 is the year for (gracefully) stretching + expanding. For reading books + making art. For lots + lots of traveling. For doing the work that I know I’m meant to do.
I’ll also be taking on a 365 day video challenge, which you can get the details about here. Basically, the challenge involves taking one second of video every day for a year + compiling all those seconds into a single video, a timelapse of my entire year. I’ll be sharing monthly updates here on the blog with how it’s going.
That being said, I’ll be taking an intentional break from the interwebs for the last couple weeks of January as I set goals + create systems to make 2016 the best year yet for this blog, for my business Evergreen Lane + for my own personal life. You’ll likely see a post or two from me on Instagram because it’s my fave, but otherwise, I’ll be working behind the scenes to create great content starting on February 1st.
What you can expect from then on: more travel content, more video content + a totally upgraded newsletter (which you can sign up for in the sidebar, if you’re into that sort of thing). I’m so thankful for you, my dear reader + for the last 4 years of this blogging journey. I can’t even believe that this blog has been around in one form or another since 2011.
One quick favor: if you have 3-5 minutes, I’d love to hear your input in the 2015 reader survey: