Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone and we were fortunate enough to ring it in alongside a few of our very dearest friends. There are few things I love more than sitting around a table with good food, good wine and great company and that is exactly how we ended 2015. Our friends, like us, aren’t much for resolutions. At least, not in the traditional sense. We talked about just striving to be the best version of ourselves we can be; ourselves amplified.

There are a few good things to let go of, if you are wanting to let go of some baggage or just feel a bit ‘lighter’ this year. Here are a few more if you are still holding on the things weighing you down

Let Go Of What You Can’t Control 
This one is simple. Looking back on 2016, a lot of things happened that were out of my control. What did I do about it at the time? Try to control it. This year, I’m going to let it all go and when I realize something is out of my hands, to just accept it.

Couch Potato Status
While many people are probably vowing to get off the couch in 2016, I’m making a point to make time for it. It’s really, something I do already but I don’t want to get caught up in the hype of ‘being active’ just for the sake of it. Some weeknights I want to take a class or go out to dinner with friends or go have a coffee-but other nights there is nothing I enjoy more than knowing (especially during the bitter winter) I’m going home to my husband and puppy, to cuddle under the blankets and watch a couple (or three) episodes of Homeland. I’m owning my couch potato status and reveling in it.

Being Too Old For Things
So, I’m nearing my thirties-NEARING, I said and I’m beginning to hear other friends say they are too old for this or that. Too old because you want to be too old or too old because society tells you so? There aren’t many behaviors I did in my early twenties that I wouldn’t do now. Fashion statements, for sure. I still will go out on New Years Eve for the foreseeable future, buy funny pajamas, browse Urban Outfitters if I feel like it and watch Harry Potter marathons of I feel like it. The only way I’m not doing something is if I really don’t want to. So, enough of this ‘too old’ stuff, live your own l i f e. Whatever.

Toxic People
Hopefully you don’t have many of these people in your life, or any at all. At the moment, I don’t feel I do but if that person comes along I’m not going to let them get me down. I plan on speaking my mind and not letting them make me feel like mierda. Nobody puts Baby in a corner, let Patrick Swayze be your guide in moments like those.

I am in two minds about the fresh start on January 1st. However, I am a person who loves order and there is something so attractive about a clean slate and a new year. In the end though, you have to do what you want and what is best for you. Whether today or sometime mid-April, it’s never too late (and you’re never too old) to be the best you possible. If you want to truly have a wanderful lifestyle, it’s about getting outside of your comfort zone when you know you need to and staying comfortable, like on the couch for example, when you want to.

Happy 2016!