Reflecting on 2017

Reflecting on the New Year

Reflecting on the New Year

New Years Eve is only a couple days away. As important as it is to reflect on your goals for 2018, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the lessons you’ve learned over the past year. Personally, there were some truly wonderful moment this year, probably the best of my entire life. I got married and traveled to Italy, where I spent two phenomenal weeks truly enjoy every. single. moment.

This was also a year when I took control over feeling confused about my purpose in this world. I started an outlet where I could create and develop content, try new things, grow and put myself out there. It has been a true joy in my life to connect with all of you and it gives me something that I look forward to each and every day. As silly as it may seem, Maybe Tomorrow leaves me fulfilled (and with a few headaches – if we’re being honest). I don’t know where it will take me, but so far I like where we’ve been!

At the same time, it is no secret that 2017 was a rough one for our country and there have been some really tough, sad, and horrific moments this year. At times, I’ve felt really downtrodden and hopeless. However, the positive that has come from it has been seeing all the amazing people who have fought back this year, using their voices and finding their courage. So many people are inspiring me by telling their stories and saying “this is not okay and we won’t accept it anymore!” It feels like change is coming.

I love all the energy that comes with a brand new year – it feels like the opportunities are endless. I don’t subscribe to the idea that you can reinvent yourself simply because its a brand new year. But, I do believe that the feeling of possibility can catapult you to set goals and take intentional steps forward. Write down what you want and remember that you have to actually act to create any type of change. It will not happen on it’s own.

For myself in 2018, I want to try new things, fail, fall down, get back up and try again. I want to work on being present, instead of constantly thinking about my next activity. I want to spend time with people who bring my heart content. I don’t want to be afraid to go for what I want, each and every day.

Have a Happy New Year and I will see you in 2018!