Reflections on 2014

Like any year, 2014 saw its share of highs and lows, but as a whole I can say it's been the most exciting, exhausting, terrifying, and beautiful year to date. 

I took inventory of the relationships in my life and removed the toxic, negative, and draining. Then I became intentional about nurturing the relationships that remained, and I have been so blessed and uplifted by them, both in "real" life and online.

I've witnessed celebrations of life and the mourning of the loss of loved ones. I've helped see friends and family through marriage, divorce, birth, loss of pregnancy, promotions, and graduations.

I bought a much too expensive hair straightener that has forever changed my life.

Having lived here nine years, I finally conquered all five stages of grief when it comes to Alabama drivers - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

I survived another heartbreaking year as a Georgia sportsfan.

I took the leap and officially started a business that has been on my heart for many, many years and I can honestly say that I am doing what I love and what sets my heart on fire.

I've seen grace in action and watched miracles happen.

2014 was a trying, sometimes heartbreaking year, but it was also a really great year for my soul. I loved, I lost, I laughed, I took giant leaps of faith, I cried, I celebrated, I grieved. I learned a lot about life and even more about myself.

And now it's time to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. Time to set new goals and chase new dreams. 

As I began to think about the things I wanted to focus on in the new year, I knew I wanted 2015 to be about more than just checking items off a resolutions list. I want 2015 to be a year that makes a difference. In my business. In my life. In my faith. In my family's life. In the lives of others.

 

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