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2017 Reading Recommendations

Well, another year of reading has come and gone and although I did not reach my 2017 reading goal I still managed to read some amazing tales. In this post, I will share what some of my favorite books of 2017 were, and I will share with you what my reading goals are for 2018. Because it’s always a good idea to have a game plan. I had a pretty ambitious reading goal in 2017 of 35 books. I thought this was pretty manageable seeing how I read 30 in 2016. However, I ended up spending much more…

Favorite Blog Post of 2017

With this year coming to an end I find myself in a rather reflective mood. And looking back on my 2017 blogging ventures is easy because it was a big year for the old blog! I switched my site to self-hosted this year, I committed to a posting schedule, I started to work with brands, I wrote an e-book. Woah, what a year! I have learned so much about blogging, writing, collaborations, working with brands, marketing, and problem-solving. It has been a stressful and fun 2017 with lots of planning and creativity. And the reward is the…

7 Self Love Tips for 2017

With the dawn of the new year upon us, there is no better time than the present, to begin with, the intention to ourselves to send a little love our way. Like many people I have goals and aspirations that I wish to accomplish during this year, some of which I have already shared with you all. However, as we depart from our dear old friend 2016 and look ahead it is important to include bringing more love into our own lives as part of our plan for the year ahead. Focusing on self-love is not a joke my…

2017 The Year Ahead

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to embrace the fresh unpaved road ahead that the year 2017 is providing us. The beginning of a new year is a wonderful symbol of renewed energy and the perfect time to make the promise to better ourselves in whatever way that means to you. People all over the world stop to celebrate another year of life lived and the hope of new opportunities and continued prosperity for the year to come. I am one of those wide-eyed new year new beginning enthusiasts…

Dear 2016,

Dear 2016, I stood out on the edge of 2015 with a steady gaze looking towards you, contemplating the mysteries ahead of me. Seeing you through the trees I knew the only way was forward through the shadows.  I was ready for you, prepared and determined to explore your secrets. There was a plan for you 2016. I had a plan for me, I guess you had a plan of your own. Straight through I approached you, the clock striking midnight in turn. Once I reached you-you turned the path beneath me. This was a strange forest, I quickly…

Three Inspirational Women you Should Get to Know This Year

The end of the year 2016 is quickly approaching, and as January 1st races forward, I find myself sitting and reflecting more and more about what I have discovered this year. What milestones have I reached? Lessons learned? How have I been influenced? This year was all about the self. Me, me, me… And not in a bad way. Self-evaluation, self-discovery, self-love, self-improvement, self-destruction. You name it and I probably experienced it this year. What a whirlwind. I started this year with a purposeful need to go deeper and I have. Within my own…