You are 16 going on (20)17

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Fav quote of all time!

Please tell me you know where that quote is from- haha if you don’t it’s from The Sound of Music! Wow, 2016 was an amazing year and I have sooo much to be thankful for! In one year I graduated from High School, moved to college, joined a sorority, and got an executive position within my sorority! It was a crazy fun filled year! I definitely learned a lot about myself and life in general. I am so excited to be starting 2017 and this is going to be a great year, I can just feel it- can’t you?! There is just something about knowing that it’s a new year and it just seems so refreshing and inspiring. For 2017 I want to challenge and push myself in a new and creative ways, as I mentioned in my first post.

I personally always have goals set for myself throughout the year-even thought I do fall short of them sometimes, it’s important that I still try. Some goals that I always have throughout the year are to maintain good grades, find a balance between work, friends, and school, and live a healthy life. Some ways that I maintain these goals are by constantly thinking of them. Think of me as crazy, but I am kinda obsessed with them. I am a very goal orientated person by nature and it would be hard for me not to constantly be thinking of them. I find that writing my goals down helps me hold myself accountable and less likely to forget them. I also have a journal were I write down anything that comes to mind- goals, dreams, thoughts, quotes, ect.. From there I write why I want to accomplish the goal, how I can do it, and how it will benefit me in the future. I find this to be a great way to really in vision how I want my future to be.

I attended a Tony Robbins seminar in the summer of 2015. And, holy cow did I learn a ton while I was there! I was so glad my mama brought me and I think it has been the most rewarding and beneficial thing I have ever done for myself. If the opportunities ever arises, I highly suggest you go! Okay, back on track now.. While I was there I learned that you need to focus on where you want to go, not where you are headed or where others want you to go. When you focus on your own future and how you want it, you are wayyy more likely to end up there. If you are constantly thinking, dreaming, and talking about it you’ll get so excited that will make yourself actually make it happen! If you are heading down a rough patch in the road, that’s okay! Just start to focus on your future and how you can change it to better your life! Become obsessed with your life and future, set no limits and dream big dreams. Don’t let anyone get in your way, set you back, or crush your dreams!

I know I am very much a people pleaser, and I need to scale back on this. I so often but other peoples needs, feelings, and thoughts before my own and sometimes neglect my own. For so long I wanted to create this blog but I was too scared because I cared way too much about what others would think- but now I am letting go of that mindset and doing this for me and don’t mind what others think. And man, does it feel gooood!! Don’t let others dictate your future or your dreams. Be who you are and do not be ashamed of it for one second! You are perfect in every single way and owwn it!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”- Henry David Thoreau. This is my favorite quote of all time! I have it as my phone screensaver, hung as a picture in my room, stuck on my microwave, and as a notebook. I think this quote is so true for everyone. If you go in the direction of your dream, you will be living the life you imagined- and that is so awesome!

I wish only the best to you for 2017 and I hope you make this your year! Set goals that push and challenge you, dream big dreams, and be who you are with no shame! So, go off into the new year big, bright, and bold with no fear! You got this and I believe in you no doubt!

Much love,

-K

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