We made it, well done us. I don’t know about you but I feel a little less wise than I have in previous years. And it’s not just the somewhat misguided choices I made over Christmas/New Year because there were a few. My mother now has grave concerns for me in the theme of alcoholic and/or wineo. Thanks Mum. Gosh.

Suger Coat It 2016

But it’s not that. I feel like the older I get and the more I learn the more I realise I have no idea what the heck is going on. The very idea of it should freak me out. You’ve met me; I’m all about the plans and the knowing and the next things. But it turns out, I’m ok. More than ok, I feel downright Zen about it.

Ok, so Zen might be an overstatement. 

But here I am with a whole new year ahead of me and nothing to do with it but everything I’ve ever wanted. It’s one heck of a place to be. At the end of last year, I asked the Suger News subscribers to answer three simple questions for me about themselves and what they had in store for the coming year.

I wanted to know the challenges you were facing and what’s next for you. What big thing are you up to next? And it turns out what you want for your lives is as diverse as you are. As far-reaching and ambitious and I expected it to be from such a group of impressive humans as yourselves. So let’s do this thing together, shall we?

Suger Coat It 2016 - Melissa Walker Horn

2016 is being called Sweet Sixteen by folks of the interwebs and I like it. I feel like as I head towards my 33 birthday (three is my lucky number, so doubles have to be a good thing right?) that this is going to be one heck of a year for me. For you too, I’m sure, but I’m all about me and what’s ahead this year. Mr Suger and I have plans to travels more, do more, see more and invest in ourselves and our businesses more. And, I’m finally getting a pool, so that’s cool.

But you know what, there are no real resolutions there. Just plans, ideas we’ve had, no mess, no fuss. 2016 is going to be a ride just like every year ahead of us, and I for one am not going to wear myself out this year trying to force it into being something it’s not. I’m going to chill out. I’m going to give it 100% and see what happens.

What about you?