I feel as though I spent 2016 slightly listless, I started the year determined to change too much. Trying to force myself to be the type of person that loves to fill in a planner and schedule my every move. Expecting myself to somehow loosen up, be more present, create a tidy home, and get more done all at once. I made headway in many areas, but lost focus often and in looking back at the year I don't feel as though I was well served by trying to take on so much. And yet here I am at the dawn of 2017 running impossible lists of goals through my head. Struggling to choose just one, or two, or three things to focus my energy on. Wanting to do it all, even when I know I can't. I think it comes down to the struggle between accepting who I am and wanting to improve who I am. Growth and change are wonderful, but so is embracing your true self. I love the idea of choosing a word or phrase to help guide your year. Something that can serve as a signpost for progress, something to refer to when making decisions, and perhaps most importantly something that can change meaning as needed. This year I think I've found something that dwells right in between staying true to myself and asking more of myself.