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What I Want Most This Year: To Figure Out What I Want Most

New Year, Same Ennui

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Years ago, my husband and I unwittingly started an annual tradition of walking the perimeter of a local lake on New Year’s Day. It was a nice, fresh start for the new year, and grew to be a ritual of setting our intentions for the year, finding gratitude for what we had, and enjoying the day.




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Elle Hanley

Elle Hanley

Elle Hanley is a mother and daughter, navigating relationships with the grace of an upended turtle.

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