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  1. Michelle Schwegler
    Michelle Schwegler December 29, 2016 at 11:52 am |

    As always a blog that warms my heart! I’m so proud of how you have weathered the storms and find yourself shining brighter on the other side
    In 2016 my goal was to regain my health. Things were getting nutty and the doctors fix was just more and more meds. I needed to take control. I decided to see a Functional Medicine practitioner and find out “the root” of my issues. I’ve been able to regain my health, lose 20lbs, and stop some meds with more stopping right around the corner. Yay!

  2. Roxanne Henke
    Roxanne Henke December 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm |

    What a thoughtful and inspiring message and recap of your year, Debi. It sounds as if the hard times made you wiser and appreciate the good times more.

    My goal in 2016 was to make my FB page a fun place for friends to check in. To offer give-aways, fun pictures, or maybe now-and-then something to think about. I think I accomplished that.

  3. Lynn Carlson
    Lynn Carlson December 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm |

    Hi Debbie, I’ve just caught up with your blog writings. It was fun to read about your year. My 2016 goal was to simplify and get settled into the house we bought in the fall of 2015. I’ve made progress, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. I guess my goal for 2017 will be to persevere along those same lines.
    I am enjoying living in the same location as my adult daughters and their families, and we are awaiting grandchild #3 in Feb and #4 in May. It’s an exciting time.
    Thanks for sharing your world!

  4. Mary W
    Mary W December 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm |

    Hi Debi, I really enjoyed this blog post! It makes me reflect on my own need for growth in my present situation. I totally relate to the simplifying and reducing of stuff. Having had to move more often than I would like, I am painfully aware of how things can bog one down. My journey began after a layoff and the decision to move to another state to get suitable employment. Nothing like a forced change that involves going from a large home to a small apartment to make you reconsider every single thing you own!

    My goals for 2016 were some small thing like having tea at night and trying some new things. My measure of achievement was progress, not perfection, and in that regard I can say I achieved my goals. For example, we tried a new discount grocery store, and now we can’t believe we waited so long! Growth, progress, and rewards come only when you take risks.

    Thanks for keeping us updated, and I look forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for you!

  5. Phyllis Morvent-Ungerer
    Phyllis Morvent-Ungerer December 29, 2016 at 4:31 pm |

    Hi Debi. I’m so glad that I met you this year, and I loved reading your review of 2016! Those are great goals to have every year. I made the decision when I moved from Texas to North Dakota 3 years ago to be happy every day, learn something new every chance I get, and tell people how I feel before I miss the chance. I’m still working on the “have less stuff” goal, but it sort of goes with my main goal for 2016, which is to make money doing something that I love…crochet. I have taught 6 crochet classes so far this year, and participated in my first craft show last month, (where I met a pretty funny lady named Debi Nelson) and I know it is something that I will continue to do because it is really fun and relaxing. I am using up some of my yarn stash at the same time, so there you go…back to “have less stuff.” Have a warm, safe, and happy New Year!

  6. Mardel
    Mardel December 30, 2016 at 9:59 am |

    Really enjoyed your article!
    I did not set any goals for 2016 for fear of not being able to fulfill those goals. I did accomplish passing American Law from Penn State !! My 2017 goals to have more gratitude!! I will discover in many ways through the out the new year how I will accomplish this.
    1. Exercise so I can take my cousin hiking!
    2. Where shoes at all times in Az
    3. Meditation with Mindspace weekly
    I will update you at the end of 2017

  7. Carol Schmidt
    Carol Schmidt December 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm |

    My one goal in 2016 was to reduce all the ‘stuff’ in my closets. I love clothes and had more than I could possibly ever wear again….even once….now that I am totally retired. I started reducing and packing box after box of ‘work’ clothes. Restore was the recipient of many treasures I thought I had to keep…just in case I needed them later!! Needless to say I felt empowered once I started the reduction process. Yes, I got rid of half of those clothes. Now my goal in 2017 is to reduce what I still have by half again.
    Thank you, Debi, for your wonderful blog. I so enjoy reading it.

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