If you have a hint of Type A in you, you may be plotting…I mean planning…your next year already.
Or, maybe that’s just me.
2015 was a blue ribbon year for us. You really can’t beat “moving” or “to an island” plus “in the woods” and “living life to the fullest and living the dream.” This concept still hasn’t sunk in, and I am still in awe of our home. We have hiked through rainforests this year, gone on an amazing whale watching tour, taken road trips to Canada, and have made oodles of new friends; while reuniting with old friends, as well!
Last year at this time, we were sitting in a different place and wondering what God had in store for us. We were going to move to a house two states away with no one around who we knew, and I had never actually been in the house! It was a crazy idea, and it was an exciting idea…which is kinda what we live for.
With myself, 2015 found me exploring freelance writing, which was a lot of fun. I think I learned a lot from that experience, both from what quality writing looks like as well as what I actually enjoy writing about. Apparently, I love writing self-exploratory pieces. Positive, uplifting writing that brings us all together and gives us hope for a better future for humanity. I loathe articles that contemplate a woman’s identity based on how fat her thighs are.
Call me crazy, but that isn’t really my niche.
So, what should I do with myself in this new year?
Well, for starters…I am putting the Platypus aside! (if you haven’t noticed)
When I created the Platypus Directive a few years ago, it was what I needed at the time. I needed to redefine myself, since I was having trouble fitting in to the communities we were involved with at the time. A few years ago, I needed a way to find a voice for myself. And I think I was able to do that very well, and I am happy with where I found myself during that season.
But, this is a new season before me, and I have a different outlook on life now than I did 5 years ago. My expectations and perspectives are, I believe, in a better place overall. I feel confident with what my family has accomplished together, and where I am as a person.
So, now is a perfect time to start something new!
This year, I will be writing for Five in the Forest: a blog on motherhood, parenthood, a little more exploratory-faith posts and some very funny situations that I am sure will come up 🙂
I look forward to seeing you all on here, and Happy New Year!!