2017. You know the drill. New year, new you. Thinking over and over for a resolution that fits you and what you want to accomplish in a years time. Searching for something that fits the terms of mind, body, soul. Trust me I have been there and done that. To be honest I honestly cannot think of a tougher year in my life than this past one. Not because it all out sucked but because it was tough. Tough being the key word. It was my first FULL YEAR of being an adult. Not only living on my own and being completely financially responsible but doing it all a plane flight away from my family and in New York City. Do not get me wrong! I LOVE NYC. I 100% could not imagine living anywhere else but here. However this is one of largest, most populated cities in the entire world. You go from feeling so large in your small town to feeling oh so small.
I had highs and lows. I celebrated my 1 year at my corporate job but I also experienced the fatigue and exhaustion of 1 year at a corporate career. I discovered the horrible feeling of anxiety but also conquered it. I doubted myself, I doubted this blog but now here we are on January 4th and I am feeling as confident as ever. I somehow began to catch my step in life. I thank my parents, sisters, grandparents and boyfriend Kyle for that. For answering my calls in the middle of the night to always pushing me. I am so lucky. This year I felt every emotion possible but now I feel myself in the exact space I need to be in the exact moment.
I am ready to take on every challenge while reminiscing on this past years successes. Traveling to Santa Barbara, Nashville, Vegas, Chicago, Cincinnati. Celebrating my 1 year with my incredible boy in my hometown. Reaching an amount of followers I never thought possible. Learning & loving from so many incredible friends. And learning to let go of the negative people that brought me down.
Resolution wise…. Living in the moment. Life’s most precious moments move so fast around us. Slowing down and catching the moments and holding onto them for as long as possible. That is my resolution.
Love you all.
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