It has been a challenging year for me, but I’ve learned a lot about myself, my daughter and parenting. I’m grateful for Hope’s patience and love through all of my missteps this year.
Hope and I have had a good year; we have had a lot of great experiences. We’ve tried new things, gone new places, achieved new heights.
She might have grunted most of the way, but I know from Hope’s sly smiles that she has enjoyed our adventures.
I’ve encouraged her to set some goals for 2017; she resisted.
Then she relented.
She just wants to do better in school.
I’m glad (and relieved) that she wants that for herself. I want it too.
I am setting my own goals for 2017.
There are cool things to look forward to professionally and personally. I’m eager and excited for myself and for Hope.
I am hopeful.
So, to new beginnings!
Happy New Year and thank you for following and reading this blog in 2016!