In true blogger form, I’m sharing my favorite moments of 2017, and my hopes for 2018. As I type this, I cannot help but feel SO thankful and blessed from the experiences and adventures I have had the last year. I rang in 2017 in Nashville with my best friends (where I also kissed it goodbye this weekend) and my year only progressed from there! I traveled to Dallas in January, Atlanta in February, Punta Cana in March, Destin in May, France AND Italy in June, Washington D.C. in July, Back to Dallas in August and all over the SEC as a committed “Road Dawg” in the Fall! 2017 made me realize my true passion was being a fashion blogger, so Sassy Southern Blonde went from a sometimes hobby to my number one priority/focus! I get SO sentimental thinking about how far I’ve come with this blog, and how far I hope to go. My biggest struggle with blogging is accepting the small goals I’ve achieved, but still longing to reach the really big ones! I have to remind myself that the small victories are what will set me up for major success down the road. Baby steps though, right?! 🙂
Another thing I have struggled with in 2017 is having to justify myself and my blog. I understand strangers being confused/not encouraging, but sometimes I felt like my own friends and family didn’t support me. I don’t think any of the feelings were intentional, but more so that they didn’t/don’t understand how serious and passionate I am! Over the past few months, I have poured my heart and soul into Sassy Southern Blonde. I haven’t gone to sleep before midnight in I couldn’t tell you when because I am working SO hard to build this blog into something I’m proud of! I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have it any other way, though. I know without a doubt that this is what I was meant to do! At the beginning of 2017, someone asked me, “What’s your dream? What would you do IF you could do anything?” and I didn’t have an answer then. I actually felt pretty stupid because who doesn’t have a dream or at least an idea of one?! But today, at the beginning of 2018, I know exactly what my dream is! And I thank Jesus every day that I am one step closer to making it my reality!
NOW! On to my 2018 resolutions…
Yall. THIS is everything. If you want to achieve anything great in this life, you must work hard! I have never realized how much it pays off until now!
Gosh, sometimes it is SO difficult to be the bigger person. But being kind will always pay off in the end! In a world full of darkness and hate, be the light! And shine SO bright!
Absolutely not in a cocky or self-absorbed way, but in the way that makes you never compromise your feelings and beliefs. Be confident in who you are and who you can still become!
Patience is something I don’t have BUT I am striving to get in 2018! When you don’t understand why OR how, have patience that your path is perfectly aligned with the one Jesus has for you. Everything will fall into place like it’s supposed to!
At the end of the day, this is the ONLY thing that will set you free! I always pray before I go to sleep, but I don’t want to limit Jesus to a time that fits my schedule in 2018. I want/need to be in constant communication with him, so this is my biggest resolution I want to keep!
I actually wasn’t planning to get so personal on my post today. (Sorry it’s super long!) Once I started typing though, the words just came out! Truthfully, I was already starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed about 2018, BUT writing this post has made me so excited and happy for the New Year! Cheers to 2018, may it be the best one yet! 🙂
PS: My outfit details are all linked below!