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Happy 2O17!

I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and New Year.

Man, its hard to get back into the swing of things after being able to spend so much family time together. WAHHH I don’t want Christmas to be over.

This past year has been great and I think this next year has a lot of good things in store for us.

I learned a lot in 2016. I have learned a lot about motherhood. I have learned a lot about balance. And I have learned a lot about the people and things that I want in my life.

I am constantly learning about myself and growing.

I definitely don’t have it all figured out. And I’m ok with that. But I feel like I am zeroing in on what is important and leaving the negativity behind me. I like where I am headed and feel extremely blessed for my family and all of the positive influences that we have in our lives.

There are some things that I would like to focus on more in this next year.

I would like to travel more in 2017. And we’re actually starting the year off with a trip to San Francisco so I’d say we’re off to a good start with that one! We’ll also be going to Tennessee later this year for my sister’s wedding (WOO HOO!!!) and either Alabama or Florida following that.

Be Kind. I am always trying to be kind but sometimes if you’re not surrounding yourself with the right people you can be distracted from focusing on positive things. I just really want to surround myself with positivity, give to others and pay it forward. I have no room for drama in 2017. I do, however, have room for kindness 🙂

Be honest. I think most people can agree with this – but as you get older you become more honest with yourself and with others. You just learn to not care as much about what other people think. You may lose friends in this process but in the end you are being a more authentic YOU and that is something that you should not be sorry for. I’m not.

Be present. For me this is directly associated with social media. Social media can be completely consuming and can totally pull you away from the people that are around you. As much as I love scrolling through Instagram, I am going to make an effort to REALLY tone it back.

CREATE! This is a big one for me. 2016 was a big year for me as far as me getting back to my creative roots. I hope to grow as an artist and continue to learn through this next year. I plan on pushing myself and start building connections with more artists.

Be selfless. This of course ties in with being kind but I really don’t want to take our blessings for granted. That being said I absolutely need to give back and I am going to step it up this year. I’m excited for the changes that I recently made to The Laughing Nest but I hope to also give back with my family.

Be a good mommy, wife, sister, daughter etc… Being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And basically you’re learning on the job. In 2017 I hope that I can continue to learn and grow as a mom to Cole and learn to better balance all of my relationships. It’s so easy to get caught up in motherhood or just life in general and neglect other relationships that we have. I am really going to try and put effort into all of my relationships moving forward.

Lastly, I am going to try to be healthy. Well… we will see how that goes. I love food a lot so this is always a toughie for me!!! I will try though!

I hope you all can stick to your goals for the year.

I will talk to you all soon!



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