In my experience, the first few weeks of a new year have always been hectic and this year is no exception: Freezing temperatures, snow up and down the east coast, and the organization and re-organization of hectic schedules all contributed to an eventful start to 2018. But alas, all's well that ends well, right?

For the past few months, I've been trying really hard to be honest with myself about both my strengths and my limitations. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?), New Year's resolutions fall firmly into the category of limitations. I just can't get into the idea of committing to do (or not do) something for an entire year just because the calendar has cycled back to January 1st... Not to mention that the whole feigned sense of commitment, "new year, new me," facade that people throw up around this time, just isn't quite my vibe.

I do, however, believe in periodically taking stock of where I'm at and what I could do better. And that, my friends, is exactly what this post is about:

  1. GYM: I've always been an athletic and active person. The feeling of watching my body transform before my eyes as I incorporate (or eliminate) certain activities and foods, is incredible. As a petite, pocket-sized woman, I enjoy being solid and strong and surprising lovers and strangers alike with that strength! But, the reality is that I don't always remember how much I enjoy these things. As this new year begins, I'd like to get back to that feeling. I'm also on the hunt for a super hot personal trainer to help *cough* motivate me (I can't be the only one with that fantasy... right?) What does this mean for you? If I have anything to say about it, that firm booty that you know and love will be even firmer and more delicious just in time for bikini and summer dress season. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to verify for yourself ;)
  2. TRAVEL: I was incredibly lucky to travel to so many new and beloved places in 2017. My feet hit the ground in locales both domestic and international, luxurious and spartan, and I loved every single moment of it. I'd like to continue doing that in the coming months, but with a little more structure. Each month, I'll be taking a few days to myself to explore both nearby and far-flung gems that feed my soul. What does this mean for you? I pride myself on being a flexible, roll-with-the-punches kind of girl. This will not change. It does, however, mean that I'll need your help in planning as much in advance as possible. Have an event you know you want to attend or dates that you know you'll be in DC, NYC, Boston, or another city that I frequent? It's never too early to put your name in my schedule, baby! Let's do it :)
  3. GRATITUDE: This past year was incredible, thanks in large part to all of the wonderful colleagues and clients I've had the pleasure of meeting. To my colleagues: Your resilience, business savvy, activism, and beauty has inspired me to be not only a better companion, but a better person. I have learned so much from so many of you (many of whom I have yet to meet!). I would be completely remiss not to specifically mention Ava Zane for her brilliance, unabashed honesty and friendship; And Leana Lane for being so quick to welcome me to DC and facilitate the provider-to-provider connections which are so important to this work we do. To my clients: You all have cherished, supported and given me so, so, so much. It's been a wild ride and I can't wait to see what else is in store for us! What does this mean for you? Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. I likely can't say it enough, but I'm damn sure going to try.