Thursday, December 28, 2017

Twenty Seventeen
















I turned 30 this year. And I think more than any other birthday....this one was extremely hard to accept. It's just a number, they say. Oh, but for me, it was so much more than a number. So many feelings and emotions were tied to that number. It felt like the end of my youth. Like I had to close a chapter and move on, but I wasn't quite ready to do so. In my heart, I felt like I hadn't done enough, experienced enough, seen enough, lived enough. I so deeply wanted change. But, on the other hand....I was so afraid of change. 

Sometimes you get stuck in this mode. You focus so much on what you haven't done....that you forget about all of the cool things that you HAVE done. All of the little (or big) steps along the way. All of the ways in which you have grown. All of the things that you have experienced. All of the times that you didn't let fear get the best of you. All of ways that you rolled with change....and probably like a champ. 

I have to keep reminding myself that it's OK. It will all be OK. I just need to trust in the process and go with the flow. To accept my own pace and timing with things. And, I have to remember that I have not felt it all. Some of the best days of my life haven't even happened yet. The world still has so much left for me. And, so much left for you too! So, my wish for you in 2018, is to go into it with an open heart and be ready for those nights that will stay burned beneath your eyelids and those memories that will dance underneath your skin! Happiest New Year to all of you and from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for following along! 💖

9 comments:

  1. Ahhh, this is so beautiful and a wonderful reminder! It is so easy to get caught up in what we haven't done but so easy to forget all that we have accomplished. I hope 2018 will allow us to all go with the flow and enjoy all the things that we once wished for that we now have! Happy new year, love!

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    1. Yes, Faith! I couldn't have said it better myself! Happiest New Year to you! I have loved getting to know you a little better with each post! Lucky to have a friend like you in the blogging community! :)

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  2. Wow! Amazing sets:) I wish you a champagne New Year's party!:)

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  3. You looked absolutely fabulous rocking every one of the twelve outfits you featured in the photos above! I'm delighted to discover your blog (it's my first visit here). I love your taste in feminine fashions! I especially love the embroidered wide-sleeved blouse and button-front skirt in the first outfit, the embroidered blouse paired with the white pants in the second, the ruffled off-shoulder top and floral pencil skirt in the third, the soft yellow ruffled crop-top in the sixth, the the off-shoulder green dress in the seventh, and more.
    I wish I were as young as you are (I'm much older than you). I love that quote by Bianca Sparacino! Enjoy your 31st year and all of those best days of your life yet to come!
    Best wishes from the East Coast for the year ahead - have a very happy year 2018!!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for this. Your kind words warmed my heart and brought a big smile to my face. Happiest New Year to you! Hope 2018 brings you peace, joy, health, and happiness. Also, thank you so much for sharing my posts on twitter too! :)

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  4. I love you looks, so beautiful! :))

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  5. I love your fashion so much I’m going to steal it when you’re not looking!

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  6. WOAH!!! Amazing is an understatement! Love your fashion sense.

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