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Year in Review 2016: Five Categories of Life

It wouldn’t be the end of the year without a true year in review, right? Taking a look at 2016 from the lenses of the five major categories of my life.

2016 Year in Review

Professional Year in Review

I just got hired as the new Member Experience Manager and Head of Personal Training for Anytime Fitness Chicago North! @Suzlyfe Suzlyfe.com

I had some great opportunities this year. I was in Thrillist, I acted as a Cottonelle Ambassador. I was on a podcast. I lost my job and gained another, then shifted my responsibilities there. But my greatest professional achievements have been as a coach, both in person at the gym and with Team Challenge and virtually. Nothing gives me more self-value and sense of achievement than helping others to see positive change in themselves. Empowering others empowers me.

I don’t make a ton of money as a running coach or as a personal trainer, but I love what I do. Sure, I could make more money, take on 500 clients a month like I saw one health coach boast about… but that wouldn’t fulfill me because I would loose the one on one interaction. And that one on one interaction is what I so crave.

Blogging Year in Review

Lifetime Fitness did a great job of hosting the Now Foods and Fitfluential Bloggers! What a great workout! Suzlyfe.com

The blog has seen some growth this year in some ways and some tightening up in others. I go through spurts of ambition with the blog. Ultimately, I return to a sort of “happy weight” as it were, where I am still bringing people in via my content but also some marketing, but I am able to have a life. I have periods where I get caught up in the numbers of the blog–my page views? They are really pretty standard. Why isn’t my blog taking off?? But I also know that I am only putting in so much effort and money, and if I really wanted to, I could find a way. 

Blogging has been a major source of support for me this year, as always, but particularly while I was dealing with losing my job, surviving unemployment, battling anxiety and depression, returning to running, and now, dealing with IVF. Thank YOU for being there. For reaching out. For sending those virtual hugs and for setting up meetings.

I have, once again, been incredibly fortunate to meet so many blogging friends in real life through the NOW Foods Immersion and Blogfest, as well as dinners and otherwise.

I started the Running Coaches Corner Link up with Debbie, Lora, and Rachel, and I celebrated my third year of blogging with a look back and a survey. At the end of the day, I started blogging for two reasons: to tell my story and to find myself by finding my community. Check, and check. I count myself successful.

Running Year in Review

There is nothing so glorious as a perfect run! @suzlyfe

Running. Oh, running. I went from not running a full mile until just shy of April to a 50 (I added 2 miles to make it even, lol) mile week to end the year. I have no clue my total miles for the year, and I don’t care. Running is a passion, a love, a joy, a release, but it is not my life. That is why my blog is Suzlyfe. Running is a component of my life, as is coaching, and thus why I loved starting Running Coaches Corner with my cohosts,  We have covered so many topics, and there are always more to cover (see my “best of” from our 2016 posts).

This year, after all the lessons that I learned from my injury and triumphs and reflections on those times, running for speed was left at the door in favor of just running. I got a taste of some of my old speed at the Mag Mile Half Marathon, but really, that race meant so much more to me. I covered that and other highlights in my 2016 Year in Running.

The biggest change in running this year has been the opportunity to run with Alex. If you have read for any amount of time, you know that prior to this year, I got him to run with me once, maybe twice a year. This year, we became running buddies in between coaching gigs. Unfortunately, he is currently dealing with a recurring calf injury, but it has been a pleasure and a source of great, great joy to be able to share this with him.

Health Year in Review

It has been a bit of year for me, healthwise. I started the year in pain and on crutches. I was declared in remission for Crohn’s Disease in February and taken off birth control. I started having the odd anxiety attack in March, then ran my first mile after 5 months (exactly 5 months between pain free runs, actually). We decided to wait to start Clomid until my job settled. April, I had my first complete month of running.

May, I fell apart: anxiety, situational depression, aches and pains in my back and my feet. June and July were more of the same, but this time, I started to have digestion issues. Finally, in July and August, as we started our first rounds of Clomid, it all got too much, and my body gave. We stopped the fertility treatments, my doctor found active Crohn’s Disease, and we decided to regroup before trying any more fertility treatments. We focused on my mental health (which had good days and VERY bad days), putting on weight (lost due to stress and malabsorption), and I changed my responsibilities at work. 

September, my health got back on track with a shorter interval between my treatments, I started feeling better, but I continued to have migraines and the odd anxiety/depression episode, which I started to treat by seeing a psychiatrist, who I am continuing to see. We also got a four legged friend, who I will get to in a minute. October and November were pretty solid healthwise. 

Finally, December. We started our IVF Protocol, and while I’ve felt ok overall, in the middle of December I got a weird virus which my body has reacted to by a full body skin rash called pityriasis rosea. Such is the life of an immunosuppressed patient. I had a week where I felt terrible, but I am feeling back to myself again, and we start IVF with our first shots on the last night of the year!

Personal Year in Review

She actually has no problem with her coat.

Where to even begin. This year has been a true roller coaster. I have dealt with mental peaks and valleys throughout–one moment I would be living the proverbial dream and the next I would be hanging on for dear life, and even wondering if I could live in the mental state that I was in. But I made proactive and reactive strides to better my mental and physical health, and that is something that I am quite proud of. 

I am also so proud of Alex, who graduated from residency, is acting Chief Resident, and has been matched to stay at Northwestern for GI Fellowship. He has worked so hard, and he is truly my rock. Through everything.

Moving was stressful and anxiety attack inducing (also because I was having a bad back week, which didn’t help), but both Alex and I adore our current apartment (so much so that we are staying even after the flood and construction). 

Another stressful but happiest yet moment? Getting Ridley. She is a handful, she is so much responsibility, but I wouldn’t trade her for anything. I adore Zoe, but Ridley is my first true fur child. She is my “payback” but she is also helping me love myself more. I need to do some major work on her trainingwise, but that will come with time. 

Right now, I am working on myself and getting myself ready in more ways than one to start a family. I am getting my head shrunk and talking about the thoughts that arise, and I am obviously changing my body in a big way for IVF. Get more on my thoughts from what the year has meant for me mentally and physically here, where I talk about my year end thoughts and look forward to 2017.

What major developments happened in your life in 2016? Suz shares hers #life #infertility #fitfluential Click To Tweet

Thank you all for being there, for challenging me, supporting me, and interacting. YOU are the reason that I blog. No one likes to talk to an empty room.

Here is to a healthy, happy, positive year for all of us!

What has been a major development in your life this year, if you care to share?

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68 Comments

  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I think you know my major development, the icing on my cake of a year. Fortunately, that came after my epic girls weekend–which has filled me with love and endorphins to carry me for a while.

    Many f words have been uttered in the last couple of weeks, tho. The blog has forced me to stay positive. It’s a good thing.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Runfessions: December EditionMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 6:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know you have had so many f words in your mind, your mouth, and written out. Please remember, I’m here.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales

    Wow, you have had quite the year! But you made it through in one piece. I hope 2017 is slightly less chaotic for you! This year was the first year I really focused on running and ended up running 2 marathons. The impact of that spread to so many other areas of my life – mostly making me less fearful and more confident!

    December 30, 2016 at 6:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would love a little less chaos πŸ˜€ ANd I LOVE your lessons for the year! #getit

      January 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Definitely a year of ups and downs but that’s what makes you you! It certainly seems like you’ve come out stronger from it. Thanks for teaching us all about the power of being positive.
    Sarah @ BucketListTummy recently posted…What to Expect from Hello Fresh and Meal Delivery ServicesMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If I can help one person, I have done my duty.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply kat

    Girl, what a year for you! I don’t know how you were even able to breathe through some of that, so kudos to you for coming out out of it so strong. Your positivity through it all has been incredible and even though some moments you may have felt beaten and at your lowest, I hope you can look back at them now and gain nothing but strength from those times. <3
    kat recently posted…2016 In ReviewMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Honestly, having this incredible support system has kept me going. Knowing that amazing people like you were out there to help hold me up helped so much.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    Thank YOU for always being a bright spot in my feed (and life). Here’s to a year of growth and positivity (and maybe meeting in person?) xo
    Emily @ My Healthyish Life recently posted…Some Necessary Reflection (2016 In Review)My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG that would be epic!!!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Jamie @ The Mom Gene

    Wow. You have been through and achieved so much in one year. You should be proud of all you have overcome and been brave enough to tackle! The biggest 2016/2017 development is our decision to go back to the fertility clinic to discuss another frozen transfer! Still praying over this one, but the idea is now on the table.
    Jamie @ The Mom Gene recently posted…I Play FavoritesMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sending so many positive and supportive thoughts your way!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Susie! I just love you so so so much. I know it sounds stupid, but even though I’ve never met you, I just KNOW. You are extraordinary. What a full year of lifey life you had! You go balls to the wall in everything you do, even injuries. πŸ˜‰ You’re such an inspiration to so many people. Man, I just remember how your back was screwed and yet you kept getting up and going to to the gym to do that hand cycling machine. TENACITY FOR DAYS. You’re amazing. 2017 is going to be your year, baybeeee!
    Suzy recently posted…Happy Naughty New Year (re-post from 2014)My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Fucking hand cycle. It was the worst. I’m so glad that is over. And you, my dear. You astound me. I am honored to share your name. LOVE YOU

      January 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    Such a year! Seriously you have grown so much and reading this, it’s crazy just all you went through this past year. I have no doubt 2017 is going to shape up to be a pretty amazing one.
    Heather @Lunging Through Life recently posted…Friday Favs: 12/30/16My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 8:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Here’s hoping we BOTH expand our families!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply jennifer

    XOXOXO what a year, loved making it real in Chicago! BTW, have fun with that NYE project, fingers crossed, pinch of salt tossed and praying for y’all
    jennifer recently posted…Overnight Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Pudding #SpoonsfulOfGoodnessMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a great year! 2016 has been filled with lots of highs and lows for me too. Hoping 2017 will be the best yet!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…Top 16 Posts of 2016My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 8:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope so to the moon and back for us both!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    What a year for you! There were ups and downs but so many positive things happened for you because of your determination and hard work. 2017 will bring great things for you!
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Achieve Your Running Goals in 2017: Top Posts from 2016My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 9:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Girl, YOU dominated! TOTAL DOMINATION!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Deborah @Confessions of a Mother Runner

    You have had a lot of ups and downs this year for sure but you always find the positive in everything. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2017 😍
    Deborah @Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…New (Old) Songs To Spice Up your Workout MixMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 9:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers Cheers! For us all!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    You are an inspiration, Susie! You keep it real, share your real life with others and keep on keepin’ on. Thank you for being you! So glad to know you. Happy new year and good luck with the shots!
    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West recently posted…A Lady Goes West 2016 round-up: Top posts, life happenings and thoughtsMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 9:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are so sweet, Ashley! Thank you so much!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Evangeline

    Isn’t it insane how a year can feel like it flies by, but then you look back and realize that like, A BILLION things happened? Craziness. Hmm, major development…probably filing out college applications and thinking about possible majors.

    December 30, 2016 at 9:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      THAT IS SO EXCITING! WHat are you thinking??

      January 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    WHAT a year for you! It really is striking to see it all summarized like that. Like, the new job, the back injury, the move… that really all was in 2016, wasn’t it?? Cripes. Let’s see my major achievements this year: architectural license! Buying an apartment! Getting back into running, and racing for the first time in ~10 years! As much as 2016 sucked for our nation as a whole, I still selfishly call it a good year for me personally. 2016 was also the year that I really dedicated and threw myself into being a better social justice warrior. Some terrible and messy sh*t went down between some family members, and it was a wake up call for me that staying silent is a privilege that I was no longer okay with. So I’m making a concerted effort to educate myself on important issues, fight for those who need help, and use my privilege for something good. It’s been tough and often uncomfortable, but hey, that’s how progress is made, right?
    Sending all kinds of good juju and love your way for 2017, my dear.

    December 30, 2016 at 11:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was so impressed with your reaction to the election–you really did become an amazing warrior for social justice (I love that you called it that). I think that Alex and I are both determined to do the same this year in preparation for whatever might come and how it might affect not just our friends but others.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Susie, you’ve had a huge year full of ups and downs!! It was such a pleasure to spend the weekend with you, and I love how real you are on your blog (and in real life). 2017 is going to be a good one for you!!
    Jess @hellotofit recently posted…5 Things Hello to Fit Will Bring You in 2017My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 11:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think it is going to be amazing for you too!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Cheers to that!! It’s crazy to think this has all been one year. You dominated – simply because you persevered all the highs and lows and have come out the other end writing a post such as this. And now to take all we’ve learned into the next. To you! *clinks glass*
    Cora recently posted…Diary of a Lovely (Holi)Day at Home: What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      No, YOU my friend dominated. You learned and grew so much! So proud of you, so glad to have gotten to know you this year.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    It was definitely a year full of ups and downs but overall I think its lead to a place where good things are to come. Reading this, I can’t believe it all happened in just a year. Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings for you!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…The Final Round of Runfessions for 2016My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 2:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is always amazing what can happen in a year when you look at it! And we all know that this will be quite the year for everyone!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Sounds like this year has been a tremendous year of growth for you.
    Looking back on my own 2016, I think I’ve learned to roll with the punches more and try and worry less about the things that I can’t control. It’s definitely still a goal for 2017 and a work in progress though!
    I hope that 2017 is amazing for you, your husband, and your journey to start a family.
    Heather @ Polyglot Jot recently posted…Best of the Blog 2016My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, we are always a work in progress! And there is nothing wrong with being a beautiful mess πŸ˜€

      January 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    You have had one hell of a year, my friend! You have so many amazing things to look forward to, and an incredible army of people who care about you and will lift and carry you through the lows and highs. My 2017 goal is to get my lazy butt into the city to buy you that long overdue lunch at Chicago Diner. Happy New Year! I wish you the best that life has to offer. xoxo
    Linda @ Veganosity recently posted…Top 12 Vegan Recipes of 2016, Gratitude and GoalsMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG We are so overdue. SO SOSOSOSOSOSO overdue.

      January 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I got news for you missy. Pageviews mean nothing. Plus once you get there, you’re kind of like what now. It’s a confusing place to be and I can tell you I’ve sort of come to fall out of love with blogging. It’s a tough balance, but YOU are amazing. No amount of pageviews would ever be enough for your greatness!
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted…Eat To Lose Weight Online Course is Here!My Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ture true true! And thank you. LOVE YOU

      January 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Ellie Pell

    I’m now re-reading some of your posts and woah, you are such a tough person. I recently made the same comment to my mom when she asked about my new job and if the pay was better. Even though it is, I simply said “well, if the conditions are better, I can survive with less and I’m happy, who cares if it was a pay raise?”
    She agreed πŸ™‚
    Ellie Pell recently posted…3 Ways Running Changed My Relationship To FoodMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cheers to that! Do what drives you forward!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    Isn’t it crazy when you think about how much happens in a year – and yet it feels like it flies by?!

    I am hoping 2017 is a trillion times better for you health wise, girl! You are incredible!
    Kristy from Southern In Law recently posted…Recent Things: Summer Fun, Sweet Eats and Holiday TreatsMy Profile

    December 30, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am hopping for as well. But you know what? We will take it as it comes!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Bri

    You’ve had quite the year my friend. You’re such a rock. I have a feeling this year will be the best yet! Xoxox
    Bri recently posted…Could akrasia be getting in the way of your health goals? Here’s how to overcome itMy Profile

    December 31, 2016 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Emily

    This is absolutely incredible Susie; I saw you heal in so many ways, and it was absolutely humbling watching you share with others, learn, and start out on the IVF journey.

    One of the biggest developments this year was really realizing God’s grace to me in Jesus Christ. I realized I didn’t have to be good enough, but that Jesus is my righteousness. It has brought peace to my heart that was so often divided before.
    Emily recently posted…Why Realizing Grace Sped Up My Recovery This YearMy Profile

    December 31, 2016 at 10:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Emily, I’m so glad that you have found so much peace. It takes a great deal of strength, faith and soul searching to realize that you are as good as you need to be!

      January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Hatting

    What have I learned? Actually it was a re-learning thing LOL I have had a great year, with many (MANY) high points. But there was a tiny handful of lows that commanded more focus than necessary.UGH. I’m eager for a new year so I can move forward and onward! Like you, my blog is sort of an online diary to the world. I don’t know if anyone benefits from my ramblings, but I know I do . πŸ˜‰ Happy 2017!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Runfessions…the Truth Comes OutMy Profile

    December 31, 2016 at 10:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hear you there–and I think people do benefit from our ramblings!

      January 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    Suz, happy new year! I know you’ve had some rough times this year, but your resilience is very inspiring! I hope 2017 is filled with lots of love and happiness. I will be coming to Chicago in October for FNCE- I hope we can meet up!
    Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola recently posted…Introducing G & G Nutrition Co.!My Profile

    December 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG YES AND YAYYYY

      January 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I’m with you on blog growth-I know if I took more time, I’d see better numbers, more followers, etc.–but we’re busy living our lives too! ;P So I’m okay with what I’ve got at the moment. πŸ˜›

    RIDLEYYYYY. <3 I just went backpacking with the cutest puppy in all of creation and really hope I'll someday be in the place to adopt a dog again! ;_;

    2016 was super chaotic but you handled it like a champ and I'm glad you managed to stay positive! I hope 2017 has way more ups!

    Happy new year! I hope I get to meet you sometime in real life! <3

    January 1, 2017 at 1:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YOU ARE ALSO A DOCTOR #priorities πŸ˜€

      January 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply jill conyers

    2015 was my year of rollercoaster highs and lows. 2016 was my year of growth in amazing ways that challenged me, pushed me out of my comfort zones and like my husband said, “you’re living your dreams.”

    I’m excited for 2017 and that feeling of endless possibilities.

    Your strength and determination will carry you to new heights in 2017!
    jill conyers recently posted…Gluten Free Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts and CinnamonMy Profile

    January 1, 2017 at 6:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You accomplish so much, Jill, I can’t even keep up with you!

      January 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Abby @BackatSquareZero

    Love all the honestly in your post. Coaching has been a bright spot for me too and like you I don’t make tons from it, but I prefer to have less clients so I can really get to know them. I am praying that your 2017 is a great one.

    January 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Abby! And I know how much your clients love love love you!

      January 3, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Amber Vesey

    Suz,
    Your ability to be so open and honest with us as your blog friends/community is one of the reasons I always return to your blog/check up on how you’re doing. My heart hurts for all the sadness and stress you encountered this year, and if I could – I would give you a BIG hug but I know you’ll be okay, because you are strong. You are going to make an incredible mother, and be such a role model – i loved what you said about blogging and running – those are things you do for fun – the same goes for me – hence why I kind of stopped in august and was like *shoulder shrug* over not having a single post – i don’t know where i’ll go witht he blog or if I’ll always do it – it’s hard, the title says eats and exercise and well i don’t always want to post about that! AS FOR ME THIS YEAR – i bought a house and i am getting married πŸ™‚
    Amber Vesey recently posted…2017: Do What Makes You HappyMy Profile

    January 2, 2017 at 6:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You always make me tear up, Amber. LOVE YOU. You know what? Post what you want to post, when you want to post it. It might say Eats and Exercise, but it also says BY AMBER. So show that! If you want to πŸ˜€ AND YOU BETTER SHOW THAT WEDDING

      January 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm
      • Reply amber

        Well, I meant EVERY word I said <3 I feel like we're "friends" I like that – it's BY AMBER – I'm in a transitional phase of life, moving to wifey lifey, not sure where the blog fits/like you said about numbers – my post = barely any comments – so I think is anyone even reading it or am I talking to no one HAH. and oMG LOL not on the blog bUT I WILL ON FACEBOOK – SO I THINK WE'RE FACEBOOK FRIENDS? amber autumn <3

        January 4, 2017 at 4:44 am
        • Reply suzlyfe

          WE ARE TOTALLY FACEBOOK FRIENDS

          January 4, 2017 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Alyssa

    loved reading this- you have truly grown so much this year! sure, you had some setbacks- but your ability to bounce back from them is remarkable. i look up to you lots girl!

    January 2, 2017 at 8:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, Alyssa, thank you so much for saying that! That truly means so much to me!

      January 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply san

    Wow, what a year… quite a few good things, but also some struggles. Well, that sounds about right for pretty much EVERYONE, doesn’t it? I mean, don’t we all get a mixed bag of things every year? Hopefully 2017 will be a bit of smoother sailing for all of us πŸ™‚
    san recently posted…Five Guidelines for 2017My Profile

    January 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      100%. I think, looking back, we will all realize that 2016 wasn’t any different than any other year with regards to ups and downs–I think it was the types of ups and downs that really got us!

      January 8, 2017 at 7:03 am

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