I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I hope it was filled with much love, happiness and joy. The holidays for me were spent with family and friends on the West coast. It was great to see family that my husband and I hadn’t seen in quite some time. As well as, spend some quality time with our immediate family too. As I’ve mentioned before, the holidays and the time of the year, gives me all sorts of the feels, and every year I’m filled with many emotions. Mostly good ones but as I’ve said the holidays and the time of the year always gives me the feels. In just a few days, we turn the page and close the book to 2016 and welcome the new year. Although 2016 was a year filled with much success, love, new friendships, and amazing memories I’m ready to welcome 2017 and see what it has to offer. One of the new things I will add to my blog is a section where I get a little more personal with you al. Although, I feel like I get pretty personal already, I wanted all of you to get to know me a little more. So, for 2017 I will get a little more personal and share more of my life with you all. While also continuing to inspire, enlightened and empower you.
With 2017 just days away, I don’t know about you but I always like to set goals for myself for the new year. Some may refer to them as resolutions, but I like to make goals for myself. Goals that are realistic, positive and ones that will be good for me in the long run. I hope you all can join me and set some goals for yourself as well. We’re all in this together, right?! Set goals that are realistic, ones that you do for you.
Here are my Resolutions/Goals for 2017:
Get to know me more, reasons behind the goals and resolutions:
One of the things many don’t know, and I will admit is that I wear my heart on my shoulders. I’m human, and someone who cares and one who has a big heart. And at times, I can let me emotions get the best of me. I often let things get to me more so than they should. I tend to “sweat” (so to speak) the small stuff and let it get the best of me. But for 2017, I will try my best to not to be bothered by things so easily and to not sweat the small stuff.
Sometimes, I can get too involved in my work (because I love what I do, and feel very passionate about it) that I don’t know when to step away. For 2017, I will learn to make more time for myself, my husband, my family and friends. Work will always be there, and I will remain dedicated to my life’s passion, while also making more time for the people I love and care about. I’ll also know when to turn the phone off and step away. For 2017, I will be more conscientious to turn off and step away ( the phone and computer and from work). I’ll live more in the moment and never let anything pass me by.
As a blogger, avid photo taker and IGer– I will admit that I have become overly obsessed in trying to get the “perfect shot.” Sometimes, I will admit I strive for perfection way too much. But I’ve also learned that it’s ok to not be so perfect. I mean, imperfections is what makes us all unique in our own way. So, maybe I won’t have the perfect photo every time, that’s ok by me. For 2017, I will learn to love my imperfections while continuing to stay true to myself.
I’ve always lived by the rule: It’s ok to indulge one in awhile. But like many of us, I too can get carried away with that saying. But I’m turning the tables and getting back on track. I truly believe that 2017 is my year, and the year for all of us. For 2017, I will commit to staying fit, being active and healthy. We only have one life and body so we gotta treat it right, right?! So whose with me?
I like to call myself an adventurous soul, who loves learning and trying new things. I want to continue this for the new year and years to come. I don’t want to limit myself and I want to be more open to new things. So for 2017, I will continue to be open to trying and learning new things.
And lastly, although I characterize myself as a very happy and content person. I always set this goal for myself every year. There were times in my life where I wasn’t so happy and content, but I left those dark days behind me and have been so much happier ever since. I mean it’s not hard to stay happy when you have the love of your life by your side, great friends who are like family and family whose been by my side through and through. So for 2017, I’ll continue to be happy and I hope my happiness can add sunshine to your lives too!
I look forward to sharing more about myself with you all, more on beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel, and continue to inspire, empower and enlighten you in 2017! Let’s make 2017 AMAZING!!
What are your goals/resolutions for 2017?
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!
If you didn’t watch the Emmy’s last Sunday, you missed the most empowering and inspirational speech by Viola Davis. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama and she won. She’s the first African-American to win this award. Her speech though, was truly remarkable. She made us all cry, but she moved us with her words of truth, passion, and inspiration. Her words not only spoke to Women of Color, but I felt like it spoke towards all women alike. Everyone in that room and those watching at home, felt the power and inspiration by her words. This was the speech that was heard all around the world. Whether you felt included or not by her words, the meaning behind it speaks a lot of truths. Without “opportunity” we wouldn’t be where we are today. No matter where you are in life, it takes a lot of Courage, Determination, Motivation, and enough inspiration to make through anything in life. We all can be who we want to be andWE are the ones who choose our destiny, we just need that “opportunity” to make something of ourselves in life. This is something we all should to think about, reflect, and work towards.
Viola Davis’s Speech,
“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black. And to the Taraji P. Hensons, the Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goods, to Gabrielle Union: Thank you for taking us over that line. Thank you to the Television Academy. Thank you.” ( http://www.nytimes.com/live/emmys-2015/viola-daviss-emotional-emmys-acceptance-speech/)
Remember no matter what anyone ever says to you, remember this: You can do anything you set your mind to, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Because we create our futures, we create our destinys, and we shape our lives. With hard work, determination, motivation, and continuing to inspire ourselves and others you can do just about anything. Our opportunity is life, it is what we do with it, that will set us apart from others. And whatever you do with your life happened because YOU did it . Because of that opportunity, you stayed inspired, stay motivated, and always DREAM BIG!! Continue to chase your goals, dreams, and that opportunity, remember anything is possible. We are only given one life, so make the most out of it!
Love, Peace, and Happiness! 🙂
What keeps you motivate? What are your passions in life?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what keepings you going in life, share with me!