Happy New Year!

I can’t believe 2015 is only hours away! This year has strangely felt as though it has gone by quickly at times and at other times slowly. I guess that is life though. I still find it so fascinating that we can feel stagnant and that things cannot change and then within a blink of an eye, so many changes can happen. That is what this year has represented to me. New job, new apartment (now moving once again), 8Balloons back up and running, traveling, and so many beautiful new friendships along the way. Although I am still in the process of working towards my goals and dreams, I feel a little smarter, clear-headed and confident this year. So, in looking back, I have gained something from this year. I don’t typically like thinking about New Years too much because I don’t like the pressure it puts on one’s self. Today, tomorrow, in two week’s from now can represent a new year for you. However, it is nice to reflect on the full year and hopefully have gained something from it. Since I don’t love putting pressure on myself about this new year approaching, I also don’t love the idea of New Year’s resolutions because for the most part they don’t stick. I rather think of resolutions as more of a compass of what you plan your intentions to be throughout the year. Some of my intentions this year are to work more efficiently on my passion project, volunteer more often, make 8Balloons even better, learn to cook, become a little more fearless, spend more time with loved ones, and learn to be present in the moment more often.

I am also just so grateful for my online community and the inspiration I have gained from so many of you! Happy New Year to you and your family!

xo, Julie
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