Whoa, 2015 was a doozy, wasn't it? Let's be honest, it wasn't that great. But you know what? We got through it, we learned a lot, we cried a lot, we laughed a lot, and we are all pretty awesome for it.

I have a good feeling about 2016.

I like odd age years better than even ones, and this year, I turn 37, so that is a good sign.

I am moving into the new year with a bit more peace than I usually do. When my anxiety ramps up, I've gotten better at convincing myself that I am fine instead of letting the anxiety take control of me. I've gotten better at self care and knowing the limits of what I can and can't do.

Goals for the year:
To try to get out of debt. Having a day job helps, and I would like to pay down on our credit cards as much as possible and build up a little savings. There has been talk of maybe trying to buy a place and there is always also travel. I would like to visit lots of places, if possible: New York, Kansas, Oregon, California, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and everywhere out of the country. Plus, I always am flirting with doing this half marathon in New Hampshire, but I am not sure if my knees can take it but I think about it. I didn't do a triathlon in 2015, and I missed it. I am already looking forward to the first thaw and when the weather is warm again (though I know we've really only had one week of cold.) There is going to be less dancing in 2016, but that is ok--I will love the dancing that I am able to do. I am going to try to really enjoy all the awesome things I get to do instead of being stressed out about it. Fuzzy and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this year (!!!!) and that is so super awesome amazing and I would like to celebrate in a fun way. I want to cook good food and enjoy my amazing friends and laugh and pet cats and be as happy as I can. I know that life is hard and presents all sorts of challenges, but that is also great. We got this.

Happy 2016, y'all.