Hard Lessons and Necessary Change, a Look Back at 2017

If I could describe 2017 in one sentence it would be this… Two thousand and seventeen was a year of discovering myself, intentionally and unintentionally. 

I had some first, some last and even some milestone moments. I cried a little and I laughed a lot. I doubted myself and believed in myself. I quit in my mind and started again. I took breaks from work and I fell in love with my husband all over again. 

Reflecting on 2017

So, we are knocking these months out left and right. January is OVER and February's end has come and gone. March pretty much speed by. We leaped past April and here we land in May. Can you believe we are almost in the sixth month of the year? Originally I wanted to bring this reflection at the end of the first quarter but here we are. This is me acting in one of my lessons moving forward even when you fall off the wagon.

I Wish I Never Found My "Tribe" and Why You Should Stop Looking Too!

Contrary to my title in the moment I was super excited to find my tribe, my sisters, my community! That was until I realized what really comes with finding your tribe. From personal experience, trust me, it's not for everyone. After testing the waters in this whole #communityovercompetition life, let me tell you, I have a few reasons why you should stay solo. I mean come on... Do yourself a favor and just don't do it.

Nah. Doing It My Way

I posted the image below to my Instagram on January 8th. I had been on the phone with a friend discussing goals and being productive. We always bounce ideas off of each other, on this day I was talking about how I had been struggling with blogging on a consistent basis.

Thank you August!

September 1st a new month a new chance for some self reflection. I was pretty productive in August but the biggest thing for me was letting go of the funk I was in from July and being patient with myself. I wanted to come on today just to recap a little about my month.

Me and Facebook are on a Break

There are times when as a creative or just a human you have to change your relationship status with Facebook to "on a break". We get so consumed by all the likes, comments, shares, etc... that we waste precious time that we could be using on more productive things. Sometimes you simply need to clear your mind. 

No More Challenges: 5 Things to Consider Before you Register

I am signed up for 6 different challenges / reading plans. This is what led to today's post. It's impossible for me to keep up with all of these. I began to feel everything I described. Overwhelmed, like a failure, etc... Ultimately while they all sound good and could benefit me in the long run. I have to let a few go. I don't want to be a lurker in a group and watching others progress while I stand still. I also don't want to sacrifice my goals for something that possibly will be their later. I am not going to give you advice that I am not willing to take myself.