2016. What can I say? In many ways this year was... interesting... to say the least. But in all of the uncertainty that I (and seemingly many others) experienced, I grew and stretched in ways that I didn't necessarily anticipate but were definitely beneficial. Additionally, I took some major leaps of faith, made some great new connections and friends, began pursuing some dormant passions, and did some serious streamlining.
Moving forward, I am entering 2017 much like these photos; running. I am choosing not to end the year passively and sad. I am choosing to take the memories, lessons, and victories as experience that will make 2017 even richer. I know that you are inundated with "instructions" from a wide range of sources, but that would be my encouragement to us all.
Also like these photos, please know that when you run or work, its not always pretty but it's getting for one place to the other - on purpose and with intent. You may rustle the environment around you, you may lose some weight, you may jumble your own clothes, sometimes you'll feel like you're floating, other times you'll feel as if you best or strongest effort has run into a wall, but you're moving towards your destination.
Lets's move friends. 2017 awaits. Let's #BeBetter together.
Happy New Year.