I read something on a friends instagram the other day about every year being the chosen year {it was her birthday}. While I don’t know exactly what she meant I took what she said and do what I typically do and thought wayyyyy too much about it.

Part way in to the second month of the year and I feel like this year has already brought so many blessings and opportunities. I’ve purposely closed some doors so that I could open others and I’ve closed even more in preparations for new doors being built. Instead of being a bystander in my life, I’m taking active steps to lead a fulfilled year.

When she said the chosen year it got me thinking about the fact that every year CAN be the chosen year. This year CAN be my best year yet. It doesn’t take away from the greatest of years past or the promise of years to come – it brings me back to being fully present in this year, this month, this day – instead of worrying about the past or future.

2017 is MY chosen year. Today I am present in the moment.

A door opened in January that I’m excited to share with you – is that I will be writing for activekids.com!!! If you are a parent and have never heard of this website – check it out. It’s basically active.com just for little people. I'm Writing For Active Kids! via @mileposts

I wrote a one-off article for them a couple of months ago about running with a running stroller. One thing led to another and now I’m going to be writing for them on a monthly basis! I’m really excited about this {and all my writing} because I REALLY enjoy writing. It challenges me and forces me to work on improving my mind. I’m certainly not the best writer but I hope that if you have been reading here for a while you have noticed that things have improved. I cringe when I read some of my old blog posts {one of these days am going to get around to deleting a bunch of them!} yet at the same time I’m not embarrassed because they show a progression of someone who loves words, someone who has worked to improve how she presents her thoughts.

I'm Writing For Active Kids! via @mileposts

I created a new page on my blog where I’ve added some of my most popular articles for different websites – you can find that page HERE. I’ll continue to update it on a monthly basis!

Thank you for your continued support – I know that I am where I am because of a little {and sometimes a lot} of help from my friends!

xoxo Dorothy


p.s you can find activekids on instagram HERE



  1. YAY!!! This is so exciting!!! Congratulations friend. My goal is to have one of my articles in a magazine some day :)

  2. Dorothy, I’m a long time reader and I’ve definitely noticed how much your writing has improved!! Good on you. I also love that you’re not so hard on yourself anymore (or at least it doesn’t seem so in your writing)!! :)

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