I didn't make any big new years resolutions for 2017. Though I am one who loves setting goals, 2017 will be a year of new things that I'll have no control over. But I do have control over my attitude and outlook, so I will strive to be happy and positive about everything that comes my way.

There is no way to plan for a first child, and I have some idea of what to expect, but I'm going to throw that out the window and roll with the every changing daily adventures. It's actually a stretch for me to not have a well thought out plan. I want to deliberate and go through every scenario so I can be well prepared. I will just have to let go and make peace with the concept of motherhood.

The other big thing for 2017 is our house remodel. This is my first pass at this type of residential project, and it is all new to me. I am trying not to put pressure on myself, so I am just learning and experiencing as we go along.

So for me, 2017 is about not having goal, losing the expectation, and just living life with joy and being present in each moment.