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Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in travel, style, and food. Hope you have a nice stay!

Currently: Holiday Edition

watching my little bird grow and willing her to do it very slowly. Her torso is too long for one of her first little onesies. I'm pretty sure we are not far from needing to switch out of newborn-sized diapers.

reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm doing way less reading since bringing home a newborn. I was disappointed because of my simple goal to read for fun. But you know what? I'm having fun. So there. I do have five books that came up all at once from the library, though, so I'm going to have to add a little hustle.

listening to the occasional podcast about goal setting as I reflect on this year and get focused on next year. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be busy. And really good.

making lists! I'm doing the #30lists challenge and have decided to keep it really really simple. I have a notebook that I am using as a December journal of sorts (seen in picture). I'm just writing down the daily list and doodling a bit if I have time. I tried and failed at this project in the past, so I'm liking a very simple approach. (not making: anything holiday-related yet or much progress on December Daily other than photos and occasional notes. I blame a photo printer with no ink and a VERY cold and cluttered office - making progress on both.)

feeling stronger every day. I've given myself the gift of quiet post-Caesarean recovery in December. Little Bear gave me a deep hacking cough as an early Christmas present. This has extended my desire to stay in bed, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

planning the first 12 weeks of 2015. Over the past year, I tried out The 12 Week Year approach for goal setting. I love the focus on a shorter time period with weekly critical actions and lots of review and reflection for accountability. I've got my goals picked for the first 12 weeks and am working on setting some actions. Look out world!

loving the start of the holiday season with a toddler. Little Bear is aware of Christmas trees and Rudolph and Santa. He's starting to get the magic. He also had an epic tantrum when we told him no more "lights" (ornaments) before bath time last night. It can't all be magic and fairy dust.

Hello 2015

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