New Years is my favorite Holiday. It’s like everything in my life exists for the sake of celebrating this time of year. I love reflecting and expressing gratitude while setting goals and looking forward to what’s next. It’s like my little planner self gets drunk on the spirit of this time of year.
I have a tradition and that’s to sit alone with my thoughts and a pen and write out what happened in the year prior, what I think worked and what I think didn’t work. Then, I set plans for the year ahead. 2015 treated me well. Here are some highlights for those interested. (For anyone not interested, just scroll to the next paragraph, I get it.)
-I fell madly in love with the worlds most handsome man. (hey Oby!)
-I started working as the marketing coordinator for French Broad Chocolates
-I moved into my own apartment for the first time.
-I got bangs
-I fell in love with a 4 year old
-Started shooting product photography
-Began the Black & White Portrait Series
-Got a record player
-Did my first public speaking gig (oh hey Asheville Folk!)
-Went to Portland for 10 days by myself.
-Started Persona Creative (a media marketing agency with my business partner Tyler McCall)
It was a great year! In 2016 I’ve set my resolutions deep and intentionally. I have big plans for what personal success looks like for me and I can’t wait to see it realized this time next year! For those that are curious, here are my New Years Resolutions for 2016:
-Take a self-portrait once a week.
-Begin writing a book.
-Take yourself out on inspirational dates.
-Plan for health
-Understand my money (what’s coming in & what’s going out)
-Be more kind, gracious & open.
-Be more honest (even if it’s awkward)
-Unplug Once weekly (no laptop & light phone use)
-Request and accept constructive criticism
-Encourage people behind their back.
>>>>If you’re interested in goal setting and want to hear more about my process for finding my goals, setting them, following through and having grace for myself in the process, then you should meet me and Asheville Folk at Atomic Furnishing this Sunday for my workshop on just that! Buy tickets here! Tickets are limited to 20 people for only $25 and they will go fast! You’ll leave with set goals for 2016 as well as a map to your personal success story this year. I’ll be sharing my 3 biggest secrets to personal success AND every attendee will be added to our private Facebook group where you can share the goal-setting journey with your peers and myself! <<<<