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.
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?
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?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
It’s the best way to be, being hopeful and positive about the year ahead and working with intention to your overall long term dreams and taking things as they evolve through the year. For the last nearly 8 years I can hand on my heart say that letting things unfurl organically rather than push, push, pushing and hustling for it, has been so much more of a blissful ride.
Sounds lovely Trudie, that’s the plan. LOVE. <3
Happy Sweet 16! I love that, haha. No set plans for me either. I like the idea of the unknown though! A pool sounds amazing !!!
Fun, right? Me too. The no plan plan is in full effect and that pool, well come to mumma, this is happening.
I want so much for this year to be chill but that was my plan last year and look how 2015 turned out. I’m too scared to call 2016 chilled!!!
HA. True, very true. Maybe a new word for 2016 lady. 😉