Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017.

Today I thought I would share a bit of a different blog post. The New Year always brings a wave of inspiration for me. It's not about joining a gym or eating better. For me, the New Year is a metaphor for a clean slate. I thought I would share different goals I want to set for myself for the next year, different aspirations, challenges I want to overcome, and just a bit of a ramble of whatever else comes up. While 2016 was the craziest year of my life, I really can't think of anything I would want to change. I have grown so much as a person the past 12 months and learned so much about myself, how much I can really handle, and what I can't. All the negativity I've faced in my life has happened for a reason + served a purpose and the older I'm getting + more life I'm living, I'm seeing that more clearly.

I want to be open. Open to success, love, opportunities that come my way, and even heartbreak. I want 2017 to be boundless in every way. 

I want to share more deeply meaningful conversations and relationships with friends + family. There's so much to life that never gets spoken about and I want to change that this year.

I want to travel more. We have this entire earth to roam and most people don't. I don't want to held back by fear or worry. 

I don't want to struggle with anxiety this year. I have let it hold me back from too many opportunities. 

I want to take care of myself, my body + continue to create a healthy mindset. Spending time to make myself feel good is also on my mind. It can mean anything from just brushing my hair to actually putting makeup on in the mornings. Just putting in the effort to make myself feel a bit more confident.

I want to live in a way that I don't feel regretful. We have one life and I should be spent following your dreams + passions.

Work tirelessly. It's the only way to succeed. But, also be more careful and throughtful with what I spend my time on + what I work on. I want to have the best relationships possible when it comes to work, but I need to learn to not give, give, give. If that makes sense.

Surround myself with likeminded, creative, positive people to grow with.

This is the last post of 2016 and a bit bittersweet. 2016 was the year that I followed my heart and started my own blog. I'm beyond excited to ring in 2017 and everything that will come along the way. Thank you for being apart of my journey + Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2017.

x Lily 

Photographer: Nico Rittmeyer

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