Our final post… week 52 of 52. What a year it’s been… A year of adventure. And change. And growth. And new. And good-byes. And laughter. And tears. And friendship. And so much more. 

Here are some of my favorite photos from this 2016 blog journey. I am so grateful that my dear friend Shirina agreed to do this with me one year ago. It has been such an honor. I have laughed, cried, sang, danced, screamed, whispered, climbed, experienced and grew over these past 52 weeks, all with my amazing soul sister cheering me on. 

Greeting the day… New Years Day 2016
A gift from miss Shirina… my soul sister
My gratitude jar… I just read all my 2016 notes ❤
Nature’s treasures… the sweetest gifts
Soul searching
Practicing a little Danish Hygge… finding life’s simple pleasures
Hiking Zion’s Narrows… a dream come true
My great-grandma’s 1920 flag… going back to my roots
And again… back to my roots at my grandparents farm
Our sweet tree… ‘Charlie’. A whole lotta love.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope it is filled with love, laughter, new memories, good health and then more love. 

Every year, several of my friends pick a word for the new year. I have yet to pick one, as nothing has really come to me yet. Normally I will dream of something and it will bring me my word. Or I will wake to a word. Or it will just make an appearance, in a really strange way. Nothing yet. I think the Universe brings us what we need, if and when we need it. So for now, I’m patiently waiting…. 

xo, Michele


Loosely based on the movie ‘New Years Eve’ but I like what she said, so sharing it here:
Stop and reflect on the year that has gone by

remember our triumphs and missteps

Our promises made and broken

The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt

Because that’s what New Years is all about … getting another chance

A chance to forgive

to do better

to do more

to give more

to love more

And stop worrying about what if…

and start embracing what will be…..

Let’s remember to be nice to each other

 kind to each other 

not just on New Years Day 

but every day 

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year as we move from 2016 to 2017…. I’m looking forward to what will be

xo, Shirina