Coming to the end of a year is always a time of reflection for me. Adam and I love to sit and chat about what we have achieved, ups and downs, things we want to work on for the coming year and everything in-between.
2015 was a wonderful year for me. I married Adam, which was the most unbelievable day and the journey we began together since saying 'i do' has been pretty magical. I have never understood 'forever' like I do now. We got to celebrate with loved ones before honeymooning in Siena. Italy was so great, and we got to explore into the Tuscan hills; a highlight being a farmstead visit to a small family owned winery where we got to taste a selected of wines and eat homemade bruscetta. I won't forget it anytime soon.
Another highlight for me was something I have been dreaming about for a long time and when the day finally came, I had to pinch myself. In May I dropped my hours at my 'day job', then in September I took the leap and quit completely. Being able to pursue Little Me Paper Co full time is beyond a dream come true and I am thankful everyday for everyone who has helped me along the way to achieving this huge goal. I am positive that 2016 will be a great year for my Little company, and I can't wait to look back at what I achieve.
Another couple of lovely moments was watching my brother get married, and also seeing my baby nephew be born. Having a new little one in our family is indescribable.
As for 2016, I have a few hopes, goals and ambitions that I would love to tackle both personally and within my business. Since my studio is located within our home, it is often hard to switch off from work - especially around deadlines. Adam also owns a small business, so in our busy times we are both so swamped and it's easy to forget to 'stop & breath'. So, this year, I would love to achieve BALANCE.
Another goal is to work on living simply. I am super sentimental and love stuff and things, and I am a bit messy too...SO, I would like to clear my mind, my space and live within a simpler and happier space surrounded by things that bring me true joy.
Cooking has always been important to me, so cooking more recipes and striving to reach a healthier routine to include exciting recipes and a work out routine. I know i need to 'make time' for this, as I find when I am busy the first thing that goes out the window is eating and treating myself right. So this one is important this year.
All of these small goals will feel like huge successes as I conquer them, and I can't wait for what 2016 will bring our family and our businesses. I am grateful everyday for this life I am living, and am excited for what the future holds.
What are some of your goals?
Love Leanne xox