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2017 | Looking Ahead & New Year’s Resolutions

We’re a week into this fresh, new year and already I’m running a bit behind. This was of course supposed to be a January 1st sort of post, but the holidays came and went and that time I was supposed to set aside for writing never happened. But this is a year that I’m excited about. A fresh, new, teeming with possibilites sort of year, and so regardless of being a little late to set sail, the resolutions that I want and hope for in 2017 remain the same.

– Be Vulnerable. This has always been a challenge for me. I am naturally reluctant to being exposed and deeply known, yet I’ve become so aware that most of the things I crave most lie on the other side of being vulnerable, of opening up, of being seen. When it comes to blogging, being vulnerable looks like me sharing more of myself and my work here. It means showing up as a creator and making. Even if it’s not perfect. Even if it’s not on trend. To be honest, this resolution terrifies me. What if I’m not good enough? What if no one cares? What if I fail? But 2017 is not a year for fears, which brings me to my next resolution…
– Hustle. I’ve got big dreams, big hopes and big prayers for who I want to be, especially in my career. But if I’m being honest with you and myself, those hopes and dreams scare me. And so for so long I’ve dragged my feet and shied away from these goals because I’m fearful they won’t work out. Instead I go to a job that I really don’t love and I zone out on Netflix when I come home. But this is the year I’m kicking fear out the door! I won’t be paralyzed anymore. It’s time to HUSTlE!
– Get Organized. In addition to fear, having a goal in mind and not knowing how to get there overwhelms me and shuts me down. I’ve never been someone you would describe as messy or unorganized but I’m realizing more and more that it takes practice to really use your time intentionally. I want to learn how to make guides for everything from my weekly meals to my big life goals so that I can keep moving forward, one step at a time, instead of getting overwhelmed by constant decision making.

So that’s it! These are broad resolutions but I hope that they are the themes that I can use to guide many different areas of my life this year. I’m so excited to see where this year takes me and am thankful for every one here who will watch and join me along the way! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these resolutions and to know what you’re focusing on in 2017!

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