Like most people, I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it's already two thousand eighteen. It seriously feels like yesterday it was 2007, and Britney was having a total breakdown.
But seriously this year FLEW by. It was such an incredible year. I had the opportunity to learn, travel, grow, and marry my best friend.
I started this year traveling back to my mission, where I was able to find closure to a chapter of my life that I hold so dear to my heart.
I let myself become vulnerable, and started a small little business. It was hard for me to decide that the art I was making was worth someone paying for, but it was also hard work to develop and grow the small little business that I started with only a couple of orders. It soon grew, and I have had the opportunity to expand my skills, and make cool things people love. I'm so grateful for all of the support I have received :,)
I decided to fall in love with my best friend, and we ended up getting married (still blows my mind I married Kaden). It has helped to to understand myself better, and helped me to grow into a more loving and selfless person. My wonderful husband has helped me so much in dealing with avoided issues from the past, my weaknesses and insecurities, and has helped me to feel like the most wonderful person.
I took school slow since I was considered a "non-resident" for the year (ugh $$$$$$$$), and realized that's OK! I realized that the world tells you, you have to graduate high school, go to a 4 year college right away, and get your degree as soon as possible, and take out as many student loans as you can to accomplish this. It's 100% OK to not do this! I believe in education, and always working on furthering yourself as a person, but it doesn't make you any less of a person if you don't do what everyone else is doing. Everyone has their own path to follow!
2017 was a wonderful year, and I'm praying 2018 will be even better. With a new year I have so many ideas of how I want my little shop to grow, myself to improve, and take care of myself better. I want to focus feeling like my "best self". The great thing about a new year, is the ability to start fresh, and have so many opportunities to reach those goals. So here's to 2018!