HAPPY 2018 BLOG FAMILY!! First things first, is anyone else totally jazzed that the first day of the New Year falls on a Monday?! Fresh year, fresh week… it’s all too perfect!
I wanted to take a moment and share a word of encouragement in the midst of all the New Year hype. Like many people, a New Year brings an overwhelming sense of motivation, determination, and ambition. I personally love it. Many of us get caught up in our new goals, what’s next for 2018, and the dreamy bigger picture. We write it all down, draw up this perfect life we hope to start leading, get new workout clothes, pretty new weekly planners, anything and everything that’ll help kick our butts into gear!
While I’m definitely one of those people who updates their vision board, sets new goals, and gets a thrill out of organizing themselves for a New Year — nothing motivates or inspires me more than reflecting on the past 12 months.
If you haven’t done so, I suggest you take a minute to reflect back as well. Note the highs, the lows, the wins and the losses. I analyzed the ISHHHH out of 2017! The past couple of years have been ridiculously transformative for me – so much change, but so much growth! I spent years feeling stuck, and it took a while for it to click that feeling “stuck” was a blessing in disguise. Whether you think it’s good or bad, your current situation is teaching you something. And I guarantee that you accomplished, grew, or learned something new about yourself or your abilities last year. Don’t minimize the value in those realizations. Use them to your advantage…
Going into 2018 I feel so confident and so capable. It’s such an intoxicating emotional combination and everyone deserves to feel that way at some point in their life. My boyfriend and I popped the prettiest little gold bottle of champagne and toasted to the New Year last night. Naturally, I cried (nothing out of the ordinary LOL), but I know that this year is going to be a special one. And I can’t wait. 🙂
I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog, watch my videos, and support me in all of the teeny tiny ways you don’t even realize that you do. I wish nothing but beautiful things for every single one of you in 2018.
Shameless plug (in case you missed it): I’m giving away some of my favorite beauty products from 2017 on YouTube!! If you haven’t entered, you have until Friday. There’s some good stuff in there — click here! 🙂
Happy New Year Amanda. I know you’ll kill it in 2018! Xoxo
Thanks Gail! I know you will too! So grateful for all of your help, support, and friendship this year!! MWAH – Happy 2018!! XOXO
Happy NewYear! So glad I have come across your blog!! Love love love!
Aw I’m so glad you did too! Happy New Year, I hope it’s good to you!! XOXO
So happy to be starting off the new year with peeps like you in my life! Cheers to another one!
Mwah!! The feeling is mutual! Happy New Year to you, GF! I hope nothing but the best for you in 2018! XOXO
I totally know what you mean! I cried a little too, happy tears though! It’s just such a cool feeling to know I was blessed with another year to be the best I can be! Best of luck to you girl, you’re killing it! 🙂
Ahh you hit the nail on the head! That’s the exact emotion – blessed, excited, and just grateful for the opportunity to even have a future! I’m glad I’m not the only one who cries happy tears! Happy New Year to you, I hope this year treats you well! XOXO