Lessons Learned and A New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone! I know I’m a little late but out with the old; in with the new y’all!!

2017 was a heck of a year for many of us…HECK. OF. A. YEAR.  It took me the better part of the year to wake up and grasp that constantly concentrating on what made me unhappy and unsatisfied with my life was not, in fact, going to make me feel better!  Maybe you’re in the same boat or maybe you’re just smarter than me.  But I realized, near the end of the year and almost too late, that I couldn’t keep surrendering myself to heartbreak and expect to feel anything other than inadequacy.  So I had to take a deep breath, muster up a whole lot of courage, offer myself much grace, learn to forgive and move forward.

When I look back on it, I realize that I learned so much over this past year— about myself, about others, and about love, creativity, abundance and joy — so it makes sense to me that I need to take a step back from putting so much pressure to set and exceed goals and expectations on myself but rather to improve the building blocks that give me strength in all areas of my life.  Those building blocks are my relationships — with my husband, children, friends, God— and MYSELF.

I don’t know.  Maybe at the end of the day I’m on a soul-seeking mission of self-love and purpose but one thing I know for sure — my relationships are the foundation to my happiness.

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In 2018, everything I do is going to be about connecting. Connecting and building meaningful, stronger, and more valuable relationships.  I want to come out of my shell more and make genuine connections instead of hiding behind a closed door or a screen.  I want to create a space here on this page that feels like home to me, and to you.

Wishing you all a FABULOUS 2018!

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