Reflection…that is what the close of 2016 brings to my mind. Reflection about so many things…1st as I go through my blog posts from 2016 and pull pictures of some of my favorite looks I cannot help but think of the many brands, stores, and companies I support and represent. I have huge amounts of gratitude for working with such amazing products and individuals. You all know I love my locals… Frances Jaye, Sparrow Boutique, and Spring Sweet! I have also had the privilege of working with amazing brands like Bogs, Matilda Jane, SheIn, StyleWe, Ever Skincare, OMI Beads, Kay and Star…and so many more amazing companies! It is my pleasure to introduce you to products and companies you’ve never heard of and to support these small or big businesses by sharing with you my love of their products! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!
Reflection…2nd is about my days…my hours…my priorities. My first priority is to my family and you all know that is a huge portion of your time and days…I love writing my blog and I love making new friends through social media but I have been doing a lot of reflection the last 6 months about how much time can I put into Instagram, writing my blog posts, taking pictures…researching things and the fact is not as much as I would like! I wish I had more time in the day to respond to everyone’s sweet comments on Instagram…or to even peruse your Instagram accounts but I have to have limits…so please know how grateful I am that you follow, how much I enjoy putting stuff out there to inspire you, help you, or just make you laugh!
Reflection…3rd…what you see is NOT what you think! Just like you, I have my favorite bloggers, favorite instagram accounts, favorite pinterest people…and they all inspire me in all different areas of my life. Some of them have great style but truly inspire me with their faith. Some inspire me with their ability to make me laugh through short Insta-stories/snap chat. Some inspire me with their unique fashion sense. But ladies…keep in mind that it’s not all perfect outfits, great photos, and endless amounts of time. Writing a blog or running an Instagram account with a lot of followers requires ALOT of your time and honestly ALOT of your families. Documenting everything in life is not always enjoyable nor easy. Everyone has highs and lows and everyone is quicker to show you the highs…remember that!
So let’s talk RESOLUTIONS!!! I try not to overdue this area…b/c let’s be real I can’t keep that many going 🙂 I have picked a few that I believe coincide with each other!
- Love myself more! This means things like stop the negative talk in my head! Stop being critical about myself. Embracing the things I love about myself and truly leaning in to who I am!
- Being Healthy…mind, body, and spirit! Mind – reading more, educating myself more, resting my mind more. Body – eating healthy (I’ve been indulging in way to many can’s of Spaghetti O’s, that’s right you read that) and of course getting myself back in to an exercising regimen. Spirit – spending more time in God’s word, devoting more time in my bible lessons, volunteering more, making it more about others and less about me!
- Laugh, Laugh, LAUGH! Taking things too seriously and not making light of things has no room in 2017!
Friends thank you so much for an amazing 2016. Thank you for participating and following along in this little thing I call a blog! You make it ALL worth it. I love hearing from you through comments, emails, and messages. I love when I get to meet some of you in person at church or a local event. Let’s get after 2017 and knock this year out of the park!
Much love!! – Kim