Ryan and I called it a night at midnight. Leading up to the end of 2016 I watched movies and sobbed while watching them. I've been an emotional mess this past week! Super weepy. I mean, I am a cry baby 360 days out of the year, normally, but for the past 7 days, it felt like I had been crying for infinity and beyond. Sad cries. Happy cries. One in the same. However, I recommend, if you need a good laugh and great cry, watch Miss You Already on Amazon Prime Video.
It was a great and quiet (minus my snotty crying) evening! We never do anything on NYE. Ever. Even though we vow to "go out this year" or talk about dressing up to the nines and hitting the town, we always end up in comfy clothes at home eating ice cream, watching Netflix, or going to bed. Bringing in 2017 was no different. We had a semi-struggle meal (I need to go grocery shopping) and talked and laughed and felt blessed to be in our safe home and not out in the wild 2016-2017 streets.
It felt refreshing to get up this morning and finish what I started last week as we journey to minimalism in 2017. I tidied up and threw away more junk. When I stepped back I was content. And for the first time in a long time, I admired our little space. It has taken almost 3 years to feel like our apartment is home. Living here has shown me that less is more, literally. Our space looks and feels more open now. You can't tell in the above photo, but to the left is my workspace/at home studio. I've struggled with it the entire time we've lived here. But today, when I look at it, I feel light. It fits in without feeling too large like it used to.
With all of that said, I have a great feeling that 2017 will be a year of openness, expansion, intention and simple living. I am looking forward to the blessings that will come during the next 12 months.
Happy New Year.