Happy New Year friends!
After the crazy, fun-filled holiday season, I finally had a chance to sit down and reflect on this past year and begin thinking about my goals and word for 2017. The New Year, for me, always brings excitement and focus and I am so ready to see what this next year has in store!
2016 was a year full of learning, growth and new opportunities, which fits perfectly since my word last year was, “open”. I launched Lauren Elisabeth Events in February, met some awesome couples and helped plan their big day, was featured on a few different wedding blogs, worked with some wonderful vendors who I now consider friends and ended 2016 with becoming a Rising Tide Society TT Leader!
On a personal note, I grew in my role as a mom and wife. My sweet little baby is now an energetic, rough-housing toddler and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I love teaching him new things and watching him grow into this sweet, rambunctious, smart, funny little boy. He has my heart in his hands and that’s where it should be! As for my marriage, it’s awesome! Of course, if you’re married you know that it takes work and there are times where it’s just plain hard! But it’s so worth it and I am so proud of our marriage and the foundation we have built.
I’ve also learned to let what “is” just “be” and to stop trying so hard to change certain situations. For some reason, this was a recurring theme this year and I felt God was trying to teach me something through it all; that how I’m treated by others doesn’t determine my worth. And by learning that and believing it, I have let go of all those situations and gained peace!
So for 2017, I dug deep into my Make it Happen Powersheets and began meditating on what I wanted this year. Side note: If you’ve never used these before I highly recommend them! Lara is amazing and her goal planner really gets to the heart of you and what you want for your life/year. After looking through my notes & doodles, one common theme kept jumping out at me, LOVE.
LOVE is my word for 2017. I want love felt and seen in every area of my life. I want to fill my life with more of God’s love and share His love with others. I want to love myself and focus on what God says about me and not what others may say or think. I want to love more on my husband, son, family, friends and clients, but more importantly, I want them to feel the love I have for them!
Stay tuned for part 2 where I’ll be sharing my 2017 goals with you! Basically, so you can all keep me accountable 🙂
Have you picked a word for 2017? Please share!