Welcome, 2012!

2011 was a good year. Yes, it had its sadness, particularly when our Sethy Boy passed away… and its challenges, like the foot injury I developed that has prevented me from running since March… but overall I look back on the year with fond memories.

Some of the highlights:

Cheering for Brian at the finish of his 4th Boston Marathon

Watching Mom train for and complete a marathon

Getting engaged to Brian

Watching Dad train for and complete a 5K

Buying and renovating a house with Brian

Doing my first live TV segment about fitness

Now that it’s 2012, I’m looking forward to continuing wedding planning – July 14 is just over 6 months away! – and working on our house.

A big theme for me this year is simplicity.

I’ve learned that I don’t need a lot in life to be happy. Having the love of Brian, my family and my dogs is really all I need.

Too many things just add clutter and unnecessary chaos. Brian and I donated and/or threw out a lot of our “stuff” when we moved in to our new house. There was simply no room for it all.

Our house is a two-family; we rent out the upstairs unit and live on the first floor. It’s a small apartment, but it is just enough space for us.

This year I hope to continue to simplify and to spend time doing the things I love most: being with Brian and our dogs, being with family, writing, biking and practicing yoga.

Here’s to 2012!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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