Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but closing out 2016 seems like a breath of fresh air. For me…2016 started out with a HUGE bang but the last two months felt like a bad breakup that kept lingering on.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks on vacation up in Maine with my family. Nothing keeps me grounded and puts life into perspective like being surrounded by family and friends who I’ve known my entire life. There’s no bullshit in Maine, no trying to climb the ladder, no one up there cares about my social media numbers. Maine is one of my places where anything goes. Time stops and I have time to think, get quiet, and reflect.
In doing a lot of thinking I know 2017 is bringing exciting experiences and big self-transformation moments. I’m also very grateful that 2016 slapped me across the face with some big lessons I needed to learn. The biggest one is that I need to stand on my own (I’ll share more on this over the next couple of months) but there’s always been something in me that has been afraid to own my power and stand alone. 2016 has forced me to face that.
I know for some of you 2016 was the best year of your life and for other’s the worst. Wherever you’re at on your journey I’m excited for you and thinking about you. I wish you so much love and good fortune in 2017. I know together and with self reflection amazing things are happening for all of us.
So here are my high’s and low’s – I always love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. xoxo, Frase
High Points of 2016
My mom had her yearly cancer scan and she’s 2 YEARS cancer FREE! Thank you God. IF you or you’re family member is fighting cancer there is hope. I am praying for you
Turning down job offers – I’m grateful I had the strength to walk away from a couple of job offers that NEVER would have forced me to grow
The success of the Hey Frase podcast
Launching the Hey Frase podcast
New friendships…especially a bright light in my life named Victor
My family. My wonderful brother, growing niece, generous family members, and of course Dan who is very private but has given me the strength to say NO to so many things and follow my dream.
Trusting myself and trusting my ideas! Amazing things happen when you push thru being uncomfortable and follow your heart
For YOU. So many people have followed me and continue to support me. YOU make me realize I’m doing something world changing.
Grateful for my team who have made so much possible: Samy K, Ashley F, Sarah C, Madonna, TK, Bhavna, Teddy Beats, BTJ, Lerman, FOX 5, Sammy Simpson, DC Improv, everyone who advertised and partnered with the podcast. THANK YOU
God. Each year my faith grows and I know that with true faith everything is possible.
Low Points of 2016
Friendships ending and changing. I love change but hate when long time friendships change. Makes me sad
Losing a high school friend in a tragic accident
Turning down a great job offer
Spending WAY too much time and energy trying to control things that are out of my control
Underestimating how hard owning my own business would be
Seeing so many people impacted with extreme emotion for the Presidential Election
Seeing and hearing so many stories of sorrow and addiction. To those who lost someone near and dear to them in 2016 it’s life changing. I am praying for you
Cease and desist letters – why do I get so many?
Not realizing and owning my power
Racism, sexism, hate, how much work there is to do. I didn’t want to wake up to the fact that some people are still so racist and sexist, but I am and I have and it sucks. #sarahsowhite
Rainbow bagels. These things look and taste like shit