Show Me Your Mumu Gomez Dress // BB Dakota Jacket (tan color here) // Sole Society Heels (dupe for Valentino, also comes in black) // Vera Bradley Clutch (on sale!) // similar Nadri Earrings // Similar Bracelet
2016, what a year it has been! As with many years, we had our fair share of ups and down! We shared tons of laughs with family and friends, tears over the good and the bad, we bought our first home, we traveled more than we stayed home, and we got engaged! While I am saying good riddance to this year, and welcoming 2017 with open arms, I can’t help but be thankful for the many blessings we experienced. At the end of the day, everyone in my little family is happy, healthy, and full of love – and that’s all that matters.
With that being said, if this year has taught me anything – it’s that patience is a virtue. I’m a planner and I’m a perfectionist. When things don’t go as planned, I silently (or sometimes not so silently – sorry babe) freak out. Just about nothing went as planned this year and my emotions were tested more than I’d like to admit. God had his own plan, and mine didn’t matter. He doesn’t live by time tables, and his plan will always perservere.
I spent a large portion of this year focusing on what wasn’t perfect, and what didn’t go as planned. Why wasn’t I in control anymore? Why did I have to face so much adveristy while everyone else seemed to be having the best year of their lives? But you can’t live that way. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the world keeps on spinning, and how I reacted to the adversity I was faced with, was going to determine my destiny – wether I liked it, or not.
So this year, I’m letting whatever God has in store for me, fuel my fire. I will work harder, I will become stronger, and I will never give up. If I don’t accomplish all my goals, it’s okay because there’s probably a plan far greater than my own in the works. So here’s to 2017, and all it’s beautiful imperfections!
2017 New Years Resolutions
1. Be less of a perfectionist and be okay with His plan
2. Create a budget and stick to it
3. LLC The Cheeky Been
4. Workout 6 days a week, with at least 40 minutes of cardio per day
5. Print more pictures
6. Eat less sugar (I have the biggest sweet tooth!)
What are your resolutions?
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