posted on: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Photos by: Vincent Elejorde
2017, who dis?
We made it to the other side guys! It's a brand new year where we can wipe the slate clean and welcome new, prosperous beginnings. With 2017 here, I am reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the next dozen.
Last winter I found myself in a bit of a rut. I wasn't exactly sure what I needed but I knew I needed a change. I had recently quit my job and for the first time in my 5 years of blogging, decided to tackle it full-time. Funnily enough, I wasn't scared one bit because I knew it was the right step in the direction I saw myself going in. I entered 2016 with an open-mind and outlook. I changed my mindset from one of apprehension and caution, to one of ambition and motivation.
One thing I think we can all agree on is that New Year's Resolutions don't ever, and I mean ever, work. But with that said, I do believe in setting intentions that will set the tone for the rest of your following months. I wanted to travel more, work with bigger brands, and grow my business. There were opportunities I myself couldn't have even fathomed but when they presented themselves, my already refreshed, established mindset allowed me to accept the challenges without hesitation.
I encourage everyone to ditch the resolutions and set goals. Without them, what are you really working towards? Reflect on what didn't work last year and improve it. Pinpoint what did work, and nurture those successes.
I am sending lots of love to you and yours in hopes of a great 2017. I have a really good feeling about this one!
Sweater: Planet Blue (similar here)
Pants: Zara (similar here)
Shoes: Tony Bianco