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The Year of Possibility

January 4, 2016
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I’ve been totally MIA, I know. Life has been moving at a million miles a minute, and the online world just seemed to slip through my fingers! I have a very quick year in review, plus a lot of inspirational but honest mumbo jumbo for 2016. Happy New Year! Let’s make 2016 ours.

2015 In Review

2015 was a lot of waiting. Lots of plans take time, and most of my plans took all of 2015! I was engaged for the entire year, so 2015 really did feel like a big waiting room. 2016 is finally here and I’m going to get married in just a few short months! AH! But with all this waiting I felt a lack of control. That’s not a great feeling for me; I’m not exactly a go-with-the-flow kind of person. But I was forced to embrace it and keep myself occupied.

2015 was a lot of planning. Wedding planning, website planning, meal planning, vacation planning, etc. This is nothing too new for me (I do love to plan, after all!) but it was interesting for me to embrace the times I didn’t want to plan. The times I over planned and decided to take the night off to just relax.

2015 was a lot of learning. This was the year I discovered a wonderful network of online female business owners who really helped me step up my game and find my niche. I hired a Virtual Assistant. I re-designed We Heart Branding. I took e-course after e-course. I scheduled my weekends around Webinars.

I learned not just about blogging and marketing, but about working with clients. I met some amazing people, but I also met some not so nice people. I was able to turn away work that didn’t suit me. I had the luxury of saying no to people. I learned a lot about myself in the process.

2015 was a wonderful year filled with lots of love and great accomplishments. But 2016 is here and I’m truly ready to make  it mine.


The Year of Possibility

I have always had lofty goals and dreams. But for whatever reason, I’ve always aimed to be realistic. To not waste my time. I’ve always tried to put a lid on my ambition because it was outrageous. My dreams scared me, and failure is terrifying. I’m a sore loser and I don’t do well when I don’t succeed.

But consider this:

What if I got lucky?

What if my hard work actually did pay off?

What if my ambitions weren’t so outrageous after all?

Why do I continually resign myself to failure when I truly won’t have to?

That is, without a doubt, what 2016 is for me. The Year of Possibility. Enough thinking “it can’t be me” – It can be me and I’m ready for it. And guess what? It can be you too.

Let’s give up on self doubt and being cynical (but disguising it as being realistic). Let’s be the dreamers we were before the world turned us against ourselves. Let’s put our work ethic to use for the things we are truly passionate about. Imagine what we can accomplish.

Imagine all the possibilities.

I’m looking for people who are ambitious and no longer scared of their dreams. I’ve made so many business and blogging besties in 2015 and am looking forward to continuing my relationships. If you’re on the same page as me, I’d love to chat. No sales pitch (I have nothing to sell!) and no random requirements. Join me here.

 

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