The years are rolling by so quickly aren't they? I feel like just yesterday I was writing my NYE 2017 blog post. Every year we make the same New Year's resolutions...to start working out, set career goals, be a better US, "good vibes only"! It's crazy that we wait until a new year rolls along to commit to things. But do we remember these things as the months go by? Not so much. We stop working out (most of us), stop eating healthy, get caught up in our day-to-day jobs, let the bs stress us on the daily and we sometimes even become that negative energy were trying to run away from. Why? because life. Life is not always fun and easy. Life, in fact, is a spinning globe. Nothing can make our world stop spinning (at least I hope not) and that is all we need to know. When trauma or drama happens...within time, you will be forced to move on. When good things happen...you will be forced to move on from those as well. This year was nothing short of stress, drama and negative incidents; but just like the "Subtle Art of Not Giving a F!&$" says, "deal with it and move on!" I know it is easier said than done, but if you really think about it, what are your other options? More negative energy in our lives. I kept my focus on the good at all times and did not let myself get sidetracked.
I cleansed a lot this year. Cleansed my closet consistently (sounds mediocre I know but something about this makes us feel good doesn't it?), cleansed my mind of irrelevant and unimportant things and most importantly cleansed my life & the people I surround myself with. I feel like all these things happen naturally to us correct? But some of us keep living in the past and are still focused on things that should not matter! I learned that I come first and that a little bit of selfishness is in fact a good thing. DO WHAT YOU WANT this year, do what makes YOU happy and don't you dare feel bad about it. As of this year, I don't consider myself as a makeup artist anymore - I am a beauty lover, influencer and a business owner, Did this make some people mad? Yes. Have they been through what I've been through with 15 hour days, no sleep, no social life for 15 years? Probably not. Be a little selfish - do what makes you happy! I will repeat this over and over again.
This year, my focus was my family and my business - that is it. Make sure my family is happy & healthy and my business moving forward. I won't even begin to explain what Kat does to me and my husband; just her smile alone helps us start our day. She's a year and a half now and comes to my bed every morning and cuddles in my arms for an hour. I kid you not! The child that hates to cuddle has learned to show her emotions and it makes my heart melt. Having a child changes you so much, you question who you were in the past. I know a child is not easy for everyone but have faith in God and know there is a purpose and a time for everything that happens in our lives. And single moms - I bow to you!
As for 2018, I have so many goals! But I live it day by day and take it as it comes. Set goals but don't be disappointed if it doesn't happen right away. Read the "Alchemist" - you'll get what I mean. If you really want something, say it to yourself every day and keep pushing forward. Life is a beautiful thing and we need to cherish every moment and everyone in our lives. Keep your standards and your head high! Dream, dream big and WORK! You’ll get there. I wish you all a prosperous, healthy, beautiful 2018. I can't tell you how much I love and adore my followers...you made me who I am.