Happy New Year || 2017 Intentions and Goals

Happy New Years, everyone!

2016 was an extremely busy and challenging year, but one full of learning and growth! There was so much¬†disappointment, sadness, and upset… but there were also so much to be joyful about!

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My 1 word intention for this year is: RELAX.

2016 was full of firsts in starting my own small business called Adventure of Letters, selling¬†hand lettered and illustrated greeting cards (most of which were either pun filled or pop culture related). It was a lot of hard work and learning on the job. Walking into this year, I have a better idea of how to do things.. but I know I have a lot to learn still! Last year, I spent most of my time creating designs; this year, I’ll be focusing more on social media/marketing/blogging… and expanding products beyond cards!

But wait… didn’t you say your intention was to RELAX this year, Ann?

Yes! I really started to find a better work/life balance a few months ago… and I’m stoked to continue fine tuning that balance. In August, I started a new job teaching PE (I taught 1st grade only prior) on a whim… and I also started taking night classes again. I was EXHAUSTED, but finally started to get used to things probably a month ago. Transitions and change are hard, but I’ve learned to be patient with myself and trust the journey.

I’ll slowly be sharing my mini goals this month.. but for my blog, look forward to a wider variety of topics: more DIY projects (some freebies!), more food related posts (meal planning, sharing recipes, etc), fashion (capsule.. since I’ve transitioned further into sustainable/ethical fashion), and hopefully more travel/adventure pictures!

I’m so excited for what 2017 has in store. Cheers to a new year!