Happy New Year! I am so excited about 2016. And we get an extra day this year to do great things. What will you do with it?
2015 was an awesome year in our family. From the start of January, all the way through December awesome things happened to and for us. If I tried to share it all, this message would go on for hours. I won’t do that to you. 🙂 But I’ll share a few of my favorite highlights from the year.
In February Olivia turned 10 on the opening night of her leading role in the musical “Once on This Island” with JCC CenterStage.
In March, Olivia conducted a toy drive for Kosair Charities and collected over 100 toys for local children. In the picture below she’s being interviewed by the news the same day and time that President Obama was in town. How cool is that?
In April, Olivia conducted a food drive for the Mayor’s Give A Day Week of Service. She collected over 500 food items and fed 20 families over a weekend through the Dare to Care Backpack Buddy Program. Here she is on the telethon at WHAS 11 News.
In May, Harold and I celebrated 13 years of wedded bliss. Enough said, huh? #marriagethatworks
In July, Alexandra became the 6th fastest 8-year-old in the nation at the USATF Jr. Olympics. This was her first ever track season, so we’re looking forward to much more success. Training for the 2016 indoor season starts now!
In July, Olivia received the Presidential Volunteer Service Medal for her community service. She was presented this award by Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
In August, Alexandra started 3rd grade at Louisville Collegiate School as a 7-year-old. She’s the youngest person “in her whole grade,” as she will tell you over and over again. LOL
In September, #OliviaAllen became a viral hashtag after she hosted the first I Can Be Girls Confidence Conference. News about her work spread like wildfire and The Huffington Post wrote the article below.
In October, Alexandra turned 8 years old and dominated the field in her second flag football season, pink leggings and all.
In November, Alexandra was selected as one of Louisville’s 28 Super Kids and graced the cover of Louisville Magazine’s schools issue.
In December, Olivia danced in the Louisville Ballet’s production of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker for the third year. This is the only picture she would allow me to post in her Party Boy costume…because, yeah, that wig is pretty bad! LOL
Right now you’re probably thinking one of the following things:
1. If that’s just a FEW things, what else happened?
2. How did she manage all of that: school, activities, marriage and a business?
3. There’s no way she kept it together…her house must be a wreck!
4. How can I make those kinds of things happen for my family?
While my house isn’t (quite) a wreck, it’s not spotless. And yes, there was so much more awesomeness that happened in 2015. Check out my 2015 Year in Review Periscope on Katch.me. I’d be lying if I said we did not have some challenges and struggles in 2015 that will continue into 2016.
But if you truly want to know how I kept it all together, join me for a free coaching call where we’ll be talking about managing it all as a Mom on the Move in 2016. There are reliable and repeatable processes and systems that I’ve put in place to accomplish as much as we did in 2015.
I will share what I do, what I have learned and what works to keep it all together and enjoy the very best that life has to offer.
I’ll be broadcasting live on a conference call and Periscope at the same time, Sunday, January 10th at 9:30 PM EST. I can’t wait to share with you so you can make your 2016 even better than my 2015!