Planning 2015

I can’t believe January is almost over! I haven’t even gotten used to it being 2015 yet but I guess time flies when you’re loving (and living) life!

2014 brought many changes in our lives. We got our first chicks (game changer!) and started our garden. We rearranged our home, inside and out. We built some things and destroyed some others. Two of our dogs died along with the old Honda Civic. Sam became a serious comic book collector and I left the restaurant world for a career at Whole Foods Market. Besides one holiday fair and a few special orders, we crafted when and whatever we wanted. We shot two weddings, attended one and started cooking most of our food from home. We made plenty of mistakes along the way, had some moments of “wow, that was so much easier than expected!” and learned some things that will make 2015 easier.

And speaking of 2015, it looks to be busier and better than 2014 and what more can you really hope for in life? We have two weddings already booked, more chicks arriving at the end of February, a better garden to plant with more variety, and family visits to firm up. Sam starts selling his ice cream in to go pints in April and I might be teaching a ballet class at a local home school co-op in the spring. We have some business decisions to make on the Sam Squared front, there’s always new things happening at Whole Foods (first up: Whole Planet Foundation!!) and, of course, the ever-growing list of home projects. All in all, 2015 is looking to be another bad-ass year!

I would say that we will post more frequently, but we all know that’s not true 😉 The hardest expectations to live up to are your own and, while I’m not lowering mine, I am realizing that some thing just come in time. When so much of your life is on the go and you’re trying to cram in as much as possible, there will be things that aren’t crossed off the to do list and that’s ok! I always have to remind myself of this. I tend to feel guilty about leaving things undone when there’s no reason for it. Big shout out to Sam for helping me with this! He’s always putting things back in perspective for me. (Example: I recently had a meltdown about how I wasn’t getting anything done, being lazy, blah, blah blah. I thought this had been happening for months but he showed me that it had only been two weeks. Plus, those two weeks were Christmas and New Year’s so I was being totally ridiculous.) This year, I’m reminding myself that I make my to do list to control my life not to let my list control me. We prioritize for a reason and, if I feel like eating dinner and watching a movie with Sam is more important than blogging, then it is and that’s ok. It’s all about the balance, right?

I hope your year is off to a wonderful start as well and we’ll see you soon(ish)!!


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