Challenging. Amazing. Resilient. Action. 3 Things I did to rock bringing in the New Year.

by Heather Freeman, click here to get all our posts.


  1. Reflected on what made 2017, well 2017. One of the most meaningful ways for me to do this was to look at our 2017 family photos. We laughed and awed at all the amazing things we experienced and got to be a part of in the past year. Bailey climbing a 14,000 foot peak? Done! Zoe adventuring into the back-country on a bike packing trip with her friends? Accomplished! Josh reconnecting in nature? Too many hikes to count. And for me? What seemed like an insurmountable feat of running up (and then down) 17.1 miles between the mountain towns of Ouray and Telluride by way of 13,114 foot Imogene Pass. Check this one off the list!
  2. Celebrated the wins. Gained wisdom from the failures. Got to reconnect with friends & family in CT over the summer, celebrate my dad's big 7-0 Italy, and touch my toes in the ocean after a long hiatus. Failed launching a newly designed website, but learned how to work with what I have and use what is already working.  I racked up a mountain of library fines because I can't seem to get through a single book on time. Learned that I like supporting the library in my own unique way:) and that I could do better with prioritizing my to-do list (ha!).
  3. Looked forward to new horizons. I've come to love the changing over from one year to the next. There is a natural switch over that occurs and prompts me to take time to contemplate what my family and I want more of. As the clock ticked down and the new year turned we're looking forward to so many of the things that bring us joy and happiness like adventuring in our new vintage camper, creating arts and crafts together, cooking together, and being in nature.

I hope you take time to reflect, celebrate, and look forward to the year ahead so you can begin to set into motion what you desire most.

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