Welcome 2017- Blank Slate Time Again!

Another one of my 2016 Creations

Welcome 2017

My New Year’s post is a bit late, but it took me a few weeks to really reflect on the past year and think about what I want for this coming year. Throughout my journal entries, meditations, and daydreaming, I arrived at the conclusion that it really is just as much if not more so about the journey we take than the destination.

So it was about a year ago that I started this blog. At the time I considered it to be my blank slate. Now here we are twelve months later and I have yet another blank slate. Although, I don’t know that I want it to be a completely blank slate. Last year, I really grew as a person. I finally followed through on some goals, achieving some, and promising myself to start working a little harder on others. But I am proud of the personal growth and improvements that I’ve made in the last year.

Achievements and Realizations from 2016

  1. Started my blog
  2. Started my own business
  3. Transferred jobs (after saying I was going to do it for 3 years)
  4. Stepped out of my comfort zone and jumped full force into online dating
  5. Continued working on revisions for my novel and started another one
  6. Learned (still learning) Portuguese
  7. Learned the power of forgiveness- it really does allow you to move on- who knew?
  8. Spent a lot of time with my kids (especially during the summer months
  9. Renewed and strengthened valuable friendships

Goals and Dreams for 2017

  1. The first is so cliché but I did gain 15 pounds in 2016, probably from stress eating nachos and cheese, chocolate, and ice cream, so yeah, I want to lose weight. I’ve already lost a few pounds by cutting out the soda, skipping dessert a few nights a week, and simple portion control.
  2. Spend time with the kiddos- I plan to take them camping so we’ll see how that goes. We might try skiing too.
  3. Maintain my blog and enhance the web site. Create tools and resources to help and advise fellow single parents
  4. Grow my business into a viable source of income and employment for others
  5. Continue writing- find a way to manage my time better so I can write more
  6. Spend more time with friends and family (above and beyond the children)
  7. Practice random acts of kindness
  8. Meditate more regularly

So that’s where I’m starting. Where are you coming from and where do you want to go?

Happy New Year!

  • Single Mom Unfiltered



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