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…


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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