My Word.

When the clock struck midnight on December 31st, 2015 with a glass of bubbling champagne and two of my closest friends by my side, nothing significant changed at 12:01. The champagne was still bubbling, my friends were still there and I was still me. 

Photo by Bridget Knight Photography 

Photo by Bridget Knight Photography 

Every year we tell ourselves the next year will be better, richer, wiser, and stronger.  At least that's what I tell myself. Last year on December 31st instead of making resolutions for the year ahead I chose to reflect on the year I survived. It was filled with ups, downs and a few sideways moments. That is what happens every year - good, bad, ugly, sad, depressing, annoying, you name it we have probably experienced it all in those 365 days. 

My word for 2015 - Change. 

If you know me at all - I don't DO change well and by well, I mean not well at all. This last year truly tested me and my ability to let go and accept the inability to control the changes happening in my world. Was it easy? Hell freaking no it wasn't - you're talking about the girl who likes to be in control of her life. 

I will admit there was a lot of good which came from the changes in 2015.

Physically, mentally and emotionally I became stronger. Constantly challenging myself in the gym, eliminating unhealthy friendships and focusing on the strong relationships. 

Career changes, we all took a leap of faith and opened up Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown! My role improved to focus on marketing and social media, two things I've grown to LOVE! Pure Barre Minneapolis came under new INCREDIBLE ownership by my friend Kate and the studio has been revitalized in so many ways. 

Change is inevitable, it is part of life but I would be more than happy to have a limited amount of big changes in 2016. Guess we'll see what happens - to another year of ups, downs, sideways and constantly changing.