Ive never felt like this as a year has come close to ending. Usually every year, I’m so over it and ready for a fresh start, a new beginning, new goals, etc. But 2017 was so different. It was fucking magical. Every single moment of it. Maybe because my 2016 was such a hard year, and comparing it to this year makes 2017 seem like the best year in the world.
2017 has been the best year of my life. Ive grown in so many ways. Not only as a business woman, but as a woman in general. I remember making my vision board with my friends and carefully searching all of the things I wanted this year to be. Along with the words “skinny”, and “travel often”, there was a huge clipping of “Youtube”, Be your own Boss” and “live a grateful life”. Looking back at each and every clipping on that board, I can truly say ive lived up to every single one of them this year. I even got a pair of shoes I put on that board! (thanks Kaidy!)
I can remember the end of 2016, and just saying all I wanted in 2017 was to be happy. Happiness was my biggest priority. It had nothing to do with money, or success, or “things”. I just wanted to live in a state of genuine happiness. And thats what ive taken away with me this year. Im so happy with every aspect of my life. Im working towards my dreams, I’m living my dream of working for myself, I have the most supportive man in the world by my side, my Youtube channel, and blog have grown to be so amazing and have such an amazing support system surrounding it.
I remember always saying ” I cant wait for the day that a brand recognizes little old me and wants to send me something so I can wear it!”, and it seemed so small when I said it, and now I have brands reaching out to me every so often, and I still think to myself…. “little old me ? theres so many bloggers/influencers out there, and they chose ME?!”
This year has just taught me so much, but most importantly its taught me to believe in myself. I cant tell you how scary some of the decisions i’ve made this year have been. A huge one of them being quitting my full time job to focus on being a Freelance MUA, grow my youtube, and try my hardest to have consistency on TTHFO. And i’ve done ALL OF IT.
Ive learned the value of busting your a$$, promoting yourself hard, and working even when you’re exhausted and you cant think anymore. This stuff is hard work guys. It may seem just like cute little photos on Instagram, or a quick 15 minute video on youtube, but HOURS go into each and every little blog shoot, and every single video.
This year, ive been the most grateful for all of you. Whether you read this blog, follow me on Instagram, or watch my videos on youtube, you have no idea the impact that its had on my life. The reason I could quit my job and work on all of this was because of the support I have from all of you. If no one wanted me to do their make up, how would I pay my bills? If you guys didn’t trust me as much as you do, what brands would want to reach out to me ?You guys truly are changing my life every day and you probably dont even realize it.
As sad as I am to see 2017 go, I am praying harder than ever that 2018 is just as good or better!
What did you guys accomplish in 2017? Im so curious to know!
Shoes: Forever 21
Sunnies: Quay Australia High Key Fades
Watch: Marc Bale