This has been a strange year. A year of learning, of transformation and a lot of emotions - from the Brexit result, Trump being elected, the war in Syria to my own personal journey of ups and downs.
On the second to last day of 2016, I wanted to reflect and celebrate the top 25 memories for me from 2016.
Today I am 42 years and 6 months old and I am making a very public commitment to not buy anything non-essential for the next 6 months.
As I unpacked the boxes (yes, 4 boxes) of Christmas decorations today, I realised it was yet another example of an area in my life where I have way too many things. The list could go on - bags, shoes, boots, books, ornaments and mugs (and I don't even drink hot drinks!)
To match my desire to consume less and to save money, I decided to make this commitment and to set myself a 6 month goal. Maybe I will continue after that but a clear goal to my birthday will keep my focused.
What do I consider to be on the essential list?
In addition, I am going to try and either sell things I don't need or give them to charity. I am going to look at all areas of my life and see how I can consume less - from plastic bags to using my car less.
Keep reading to follow my journey.
Today I arrived home. Quite strange really as the place I had been this week is the place I refer to as the homeland and the country where I am a citizen. But it isn't home. Arriving in Copenhagen is coming home for me and tonight there was no better feeling.
In 2016, I have taken 8 trips - with 6 of them being to the UK. This is a pretty normal travel year for me and have only done one long haul flight. Other years I have travelled a lot more so I can't say that I am tired from too much travel. But at the same time I am and I gave this some thought today.
The flight experience
Being in the wrong place at the other end
Not needing to escape or find the answer somewhere else
I do want to keep on having adventures and I will keep travelling. There are many places in the world I want to see and experience - plus friends to visit. RIght now, today, I am happy to be back in Denmark in the place I call home.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.