Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016!

Wow. I didn't mean to be away from this space for so long. I guess I just got caught up in the holidays, and life, and taking a break from my usual routine felt quite welcome. However, I am ready to be back, and to make the time to sit down in this space and reflect.

I am normally a new years resolution type of gal. In a huge way. I typically have a huge list of things I want to change and improve throughout the new year. However, this year I did not feel the pull to make a long list of resolutions. I did decide on a few things to guide me this year, but no long lists or specifics. Instead, to welcome in 2016 I decided to choose a word for my year: Discover

2015 was a year of transition for me. Lots of transitions, most of which I am still going through. But as I have been going through the divorce process and all that goes with it, I have begun to learn so much about myself that I didn't know was there. And it has made me happy.

So this year will be a year of discovery. Discovering more about who I am and what I want. Discovering the potential that I have hidden away. Discovering new friends and new relationships. Discovering ways to live more simply. Discovering new places, new traditions, new ideas.

Phoebe decided that she wanted to choose a word as well and she picked create. I love it. It fits perfectly with mine and I am eager to see what she creates this year.

What are your hopes and dreams for the new year?

Happy New Year! Wishing you peace and happiness in 2016!
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  1. I love the whole concept of a word for the year. My word is "forward." I want this year to be one of moving forward to the positive things that lie in the future instead of looking back with regret. Have a great 2016 filled with love and many good things!

    1. Thanks Deb! I think forward is a perfect word. Wishing you and your family a very happy 2016!!! xo

  2. may your 2016 be awesome!! I find you brave, positive and wonderful :)