Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends.
Today I started thinking about my goals for 2018. In past years when I would start thinking about my goals for the upcoming new year, there would be a lot of guilt of what I didn’t do in the year I was in. All the goals that I made and didn’t accomplish would weigh over me and in an attempt to be positive, I’d shrug and say “THIS NEXT YEAR IS MY YEAR.”
Well, I can honestly say that I do not have that weighing guilt feeling this time. I SLAYED 2017.
The beginning of the year was rough for me. Really rough actually. But by the time March hit, I was like a brand new woman.
My book, Scripture and Heels, came out on Amazon in April. This is something I had talked about doing for years and finally just pushed through and made it happen.
I started my brand, She Lives Vintage and this summer agreed to get out of God’s way and commit to pursue my longtime dream of being an influencer/blogger/entrepreneur.
I started getting noticed and have been blessed to collaborate with some bigger companies. I also got hired as a social media stylist/content creator for an AMAZING company.
I was paid to speak at a writers conference to talk about social media and live streaming. It was incredible.
I’ve made so many new friends this year…who are like-minded, love Jesus, and are just simply AWESOME. A few of us have turned from strangers – to friends – to co-workers.
I gained so much confidence within my own skin. My marriage has absolutely NEVER been stronger. I owe it to Jesus. He has taken so much of my broken pieces and restored them to a more beautiful life than I even imagined or wished for.
Even with some painful things this year, like in May, losing our 5th baby (Magnolia) to a miscarriage, I am SO grateful for God’s grace and unconditional love. How we’ve grown together, the Lord and I.
And looking forward, 2018 has A LOT of incredible things already in the works.
One of those exciting things is that my friend Jameson Ketchum and I are launching THE WRITERS BLOCK PARTY podcast. Stay Tuned for more on that.
I’m thankful for you too, my readers. I appreciate your comments and your support. I love hearing your stories and thoughts. I pray as we go into 2018 together that we all continue to grow and design that life we dream of having. God is ultimately in control but I have never believed more, the truth that God is on our side. He may not call you to be comfortable but I PROMISE that obeying Him will bring a heart of peace and true contentment.
See y’all on Sunday for another post in my Minimal-ish series.