2017: Hitting the Reset Button

2017: Hitting the Reset Button

cold shoulder top

(Photography via Vivid Dreams Photography)

Cold Shoulder Sweater: Misguided (Super similar here and here) | Leopard print Scarf: Sole Society | Bag: Sole Society | Black Denim: TopShop | Booties: Similar here and here

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cold shoulder sweater

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The first week of the first month of the year….or “my month” as I like to call it! Pete loves when I milk the heck out of my birthday month. I always tell him, the day his parents name him a month of the year, he’ll have his own month too! Ha!

Fresh starts make me a little giddy, am I alone here? I’ve been “brain dumping” all of my 2017 goals over the past couple of days on paper and I honestly can’t wait to get things under way and to see what God has in store for the next 365 days. I learned and experienced SO much last year that made me a more well rounded person. I look forward to tackling several projects that have scared the life out of me to even think about thus far.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

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That’s my motto going into 2017, friends. I saw what stepping out of my comfort zone did for me over the course of the year and I can’t wait to do more of what challenges me in the months ahead!

Did you set out to challenge yourself last year with something you weren’t sure you could do? How did it go?

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winter outfit ideas

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Pete and I had dinner last night with this beauty and her husband and talk about a great, great time! It’s often tough to find couples where you both “click” and hit it off, but we all definitely have and of the things I’m most looking forward to, spending time with them and their family is at the VERY top of the list! Be sure to stop by her gorgeous blog, Dashing Darlin’! You’ll love her, I promise you!

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leopard print scarf

winter outfit inspiration

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I want to really thank you all from the very bottom of my heart for supporting my journey here on the blog thus far. In these insanely busy days, knowing that you all take the time to stop by and see what’s new here means everything to me. I really hope to get to know more about each of you and to be able to share our ups and downs with each other.

My whole life, I’ve been a pretty private person if I’m honest, but the past year or two, I’ve been working on being more transparent with you guys and it’s been SUCH a relief and weight off my shoulders. To not have to appear “perfect” or look like I have it all together all the time has been exactly what I’ve needed. I’m beginning to see that one of the reasons I think God set me on this journey was to help ME feel more comfortable in MY own skin.

My true hope is that you gain some bit of info/inspiration/food for thought that helps you in some small way during your time here on the blog. I want you to leave here with a smile and feeling encouraged in some way. If there are topics you’d like to see more of here, please don’t hesitate to let me know! I’d absolutely LOVE to hear from you and how I can help!

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cheers to the new year

off the shoulder sweater

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Cheers to 2017, friends! Let’s do this! XO

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. ~C.S.Lewis

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animal print scarf

Cold Shoulder Sweater: Misguided (Super similar here and here) | Leopard print Scarf: Sole Society | Bag: Sole Society | Black Denim: TopShop | Booties: Similar here and here

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11 Comments

  1. January 4, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    It’s so important to step out of our comfort zones! Loved this post- I plan on doing it more this year!

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      January 5, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Ya know, I’ve heard this my whole adult life, but not until the last year have I really understood and appreciated it! So happy to hear that you plan on doing more of this as well this year! Thanks so much, Emily!

  2. January 4, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    That C.S. Lewis quote is going to go up on my calendar! You are going to rock 2017. I cannot wait to see all the places God will take you!

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      January 5, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you SO much, Nicholle!! That quote has always been one of my favs! We CAN do this! XO

  3. January 4, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I love that you’re starting to open up more on the blog! It’s so nice to see and read. And that sweater is amazing!

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      Author
      January 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you, Emily! It feels nice to finally feel free enough to do it! This blog and you guys have been such a blessing to me these past three years! I hope your year is off to a great start!! XO

  4. January 4, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    That sweater and that scarf are just too cute. I love this outfit and your friends 🙂

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      January 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks, Meghan! Happy new year to you!

  5. January 4, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Fresh starts make me giddy too! I’ve loved kicking off 2017 and making goals for the year!

    xo
    Katie

    • admin
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      January 5, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      So motivating, right?! Fresh starts rock!! Thanks so much, Katie!

  6. Living in Color
    January 6, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Yes! Love when we get to start over on another year! Happy 2017 love!

    xo, L
    livingincolorblog.com

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