What I look forward to in 2017

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Last year I had so much for which to be thankful.  Looking back, I can’t help but think about all the highs and lows.  The first part of the year is always the most exciting for me.  That is the time in which I start to put my plans in motion.  I use previous years to build upon for the next.

Last year, I took some time off to get myself together.  I went on a few trips to reflect on my life and try to prioritize my business. The time away helped me to come up with some pretty good ideas for the future.  Oftentimes, it’s  in those still moments that you have your greatest moments of clarity.  I have learned that it is critical to my growth and elevation.

As this month comes to an end, I am excited to share what I have to look forward to in 2017.  I have planned my entire year and it is going to be an exciting one.  For the next twelve months, I hope to engage my readers more by allowing you to get more involved with my posts.  I have a few giveaways that involve products for men and women in the Spring.  I will be connecting with more entrepreneurs for my first Pop Up Shop in April.  I’m excited about the photo shoot for Ponch Cosmetics’ Spring lipstick line.  Finally, I plan to end the year by giving back with my event that I haven’t planned in two years! I hope that it will be the highlight of this year.

Stay tuned to find out what all I have in store.  I hope to make 2017 as stimulating for my readers as well as for me.  Last year was great, but 2017 will be my best year ever! If not, it won’t be due to lack of effort on my part.  What do you look forward to in 2017?

 

People I Cannot Wait to Meet

I have been told that I am one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.  I talk to strangers, trees, birds, and food sometimes.  Please don’t get in the elevator with me because I am going to introduce myself.  I just love to meet new people.  I love to engage people and I am curious about EVERYTHING!  I am an extreme extrovert and I make no apologies for it.  

You see, I have a belief that everyone has an interesting story and I want to know all about it.  Even if you are not a talkative person like me, you just never know who you can inspire with your story.  I don’t mind sharing those pieces of me because I consider it liberating.  Likewise, I believe that all people are important.  The life that we live is our legacy.  Therefore, the stories that we share and create about ourselves are our gift to the world.  

I realize that there are stories that are so painful that are not easily shared, but there are blessings in those experiences, as well.  However, I am talking about the simple pleasantries of life that make us unique like where we came from, who we came from, and what they taught us along the way.  

When I travel, I make it a point to learn something new and different about the people around me.  It never ceases to amaze me how we are all so intricately connected to one another by our stories.  I don’t ask questions because I am nosey.  Indeed, I am inquisitive.  Instead, I ask questions to learn and to grow individually.  Learning and understanding someone else’s story can offer each of us a totally and completely different perspective on life.  I truly believe that we are often misunderstood.  

As we walk along in our daily lives, I challenge each of you to stop and think about your story.  Think about how interesting you are.  You should think about how your story makes you unique and different from everyone else.  Your story is another fascinating story that we need to hear.  Who are you? From where did you come?  What do you offer the universe?  These aren’t just questions that I ask my friends.  These are questions that I am going to ask the people I cannot wait to meet.  I cannot wait to meet you and i cannot wait to hear your story! 

 

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