I love New Years resolutions! I love making a list, checking it twice. As I prepare for the new year, I am filled with hope, positive thoughts and optimism. I am convinced, this is going to be my year!!! Before I jump into 2017, I want to assess 2016 and acknowledge some of my accomplishments. May I suggest you do the same? 1. I was promoted at work. 2. My compassion increased. 3. I started this blog. As I reflect on those three achievements, I am reminded of how each of them also had negative side effects. My job is extremely challenging. My compassion increase because I went through a medical scare. Blogging can be frustrating because sometimes I don’t have anything to blog about. I am proud of myself because I didn’t give up, even when I wanted to. Many of us don’t give ourselves enough credit. We are hyper focused on the goals we didn’t achieve. I am well aware my pants are uncomfortably tight. For this moment I am deciding to focus on the good stuff from 2016. Pick one word to describe your 2016! I’m picking “impressive” as I pat myself on the back!