Celebrating the Journey: 2016 Recap 

I think we can all agree that for the most part, 2016 had some pretty rough patches, lol. The important thing is I came out of it with my health and sanity in tact; so first, let’s toast to that! 

As I prepare to close out this year, I am sitting back and reminiscing on some of the greatest moments of the year.  I can admit that despite some of the bad things going on in the world, I managed to make some pretty awesome memories throughout. 

One thing I’m most proud of is publishing my first novel.  To this day, I still can’t believe I achieved that goal of writing an entire book.  It’s even manifested into something so much more and I have so many ideas in the works just from this.  This has been a goal of mine for some time now and I am so glad that it came to pass.

This caused me to realize that I know and intend to conquer any dreams I set up for myself.  I know I have so much in my brain I want to achieve in my life, and with #Year30 approaching, there are so many more things I want to see come to fruition in my life.

Another aspect of life I improved was personal growth and self-care.  I feel like every year I grow more and more each day and choosing to make my well-being a top priority has helped with that.  2016 was definitely a year I attempted to be different than previous years.  My core never changed, but I made changes in my lifestyle that have remained consistent and kept me going in the right direction. 

Most of us are barely hanging on to 2016; I know because although I’ve had some good moments, I had quite a few bad ones too.  Needless to say, I’m like everyone else in 2016; hanging on by a thread and praying for better times in 2017.  

I think we’ll make it, y’all. We just have to keep swimming…

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Hello August…3 Ways to Make this Month Better Than the Last

Hello August!! Good to see you!

Needless to say, I haven’t been in the best of moods, and it’s been very difficult maintaining my optimistic and positive attitude.  Oddly enough, I felt motivated to try to think of 3 ways to make this month better than the last month that I had (because if you read this post, you will see that the end of my month was a bit of a struggle).  So, here are the 3 ways I plan on making August better than July.

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