A typical end of year blog post – reflecting on this past year and looking ahead to 2016. When I was going through what I did this year, I couldn’t believe all of the things that have taken place {it’s quite hard to wrap up a whole year in one blog post}!  The people I’ve met (Rev gals, Molly Hoeltke, Amy @ Linwood Candles, Gretchen from Makers, Del @ 26 Shirts, Vanessa at MuseJar, Elyse at EXO Supply, and all the other wonderful people I’ve met along the way.} the things I’ve done {a pedal tour, whitewater rafting, water bikes, exploring Niagara County, the list goes on.} and the places and events I’ve attended all have helped me learned more about my hometown.

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Like every year there are trying times and happy times. If I had to describe 2015 in one word I would say growth. I turned 30 and have finally {FINALLY} started to learn that I don’t have to do it all and that’s ok. Enjoying what is happening in the moment is one of the biggest things I’m taking away from this year, along with patience. I’ve learned that doing things that make me happy and not feeling bad about it is ok – its life.

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Some people wish away a year so they can get a fresh start in the new year, I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m happy this year is over because I’ve learned a lot during the bumps in the road. But with this year came a new home, more adventures taken {right here at home} and more great people I’ve met. Those are things I wouldn’t change for the world.

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Well I am one who really doesn’t make resolutions, I do have goals for 2016, specifically focusing on community involvement, visiting places and attending events I haven’t been to in the area and traveling out of the country for a trip of a lifetime. Whatever it is that you have set for yourself I wish you a happy and healthy 2016.

-B

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