How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you?

I would like to become more loving, more patient, and more dedicated to my family, my friends, and the people in my community. The reading and meditation I've been doing helps, but so does listening to the people I care about, and letting myself be more open in turn.

Do only the things in life that bring me joy. Stay optimistic and positive. Strengthen relationships with those that I am already close to...but, don't be afraid to branch out and meet new people. OK BUT REAL TALK: eliminate self-consciousness. Become the most confident version of myself. Eat healthy. Exercise often. Internalize honesty. Take responsibility. Say thank you, often. Remember the small details. Look up. Talk. Seek advice and help when needed. Stand up for myself. Reach out. Be better at email response (lol). Learn how to cook. Send birthday cards to my parents. Take care of Emily.

I want to work harder and trust people. I want to take my own damn advice that I tell others. I want to be less insecure like I tell others to. I want to be nicer because I've spent way to long being left out, I won't use my time now to do it to others.

Use my voice!

I would like to care less what people think of me, especially as a mother and try and stay true to myself. I would like to take more time for me without feeling like I am being selfish or neglecting people, I have been told many times that you can't fill someone else's cup if your own cup is empty to I need to fill Mine first!