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2016 Reflection

What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about?
Living in Chicago when the Cubs won the World Series.

What was the best news you received?
Oh my goodness, getting my Rental Application approved for a place of my own.

What was your favorite place(s) that you visited in 2016?
Broadway show in Chicago + U.S Bank Stadium, both with my family.

Which new skill did you learn?
Cooking, baking + meal prepping.

What was your biggest breakthrough moment career-wise?
Meeting another nanny + becoming friends. Bonus that our girls are the same age.

What experience would you love to do all over again?
Sharing the city/neighborhood with visiting family + friends.

What was the best gift you received?
Getting the e-mail I was chosen to run in the 2017 Chicago Marathon!!

What was the biggest problem you solved?
City driving and all the expenses of owning a car. Parallel parking, paid parking, insurance, loans.

What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
Renewing my yoga membership.

What new habits did you cultivate?
Drinking tea instead of so much coffee + always having a book in arms reach.

What advice would you give your early-2016 self if you could?
Soak up everything you do. Journal more and write about all the good there is day to day. 

Did any parts of your self or your life do a complete 180 this year?
Fears of being in the city to confidence with where I am + feeling safe.

What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?

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