It’s crazy to me to look back on 2016 and see how different the year ended up than I ever intended or planned for it to. In some ways this was disappointing. In other ways 2016 surprised me in the sweetest ways possible. One of those sweet surprises was with the growth of my Teachers Pay Teachers business, and the start of this blog. But with that surprising growth also came even bigger dreams for what this could be, and with that some overwhelming feelings. I had ended 2015 feeling exhausted by all of my responsibilities at my school, in my ministry, and in my home, and yet I ended 2016 with all of those same responsibilities + a growing business and blog to maintain and market. How was I ever supposed to get through 2017 with all of this on my plate?