One year ago today, I decided that I was going to live purposefully. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do, think, create, and achieve in the new year. But, ultimately, I just wanted to make my life matter. I had no idea that it was last an entire year, bring hundreds of people into my life, and spread as far as it has.
“My hope is to make my life and this world a better in every single way that I can. I’m done taking the easy way out and giving my money to companies that do more harm than good. This world will only be better if we make it.”
I wrote those words last year, after deciding that my normal resolutions were — excuse my French — bullshit. They did work, because I truly didn’t care. Society drove my goals. Told me to lose ten pounds. Eat more kale. Whatever the fad is that year. Instead, I decided to take a broad goal and do my best to implement it into my life in all aspects.
I’m extremely happy to say that I have succeeded. Even more importantly, I had a whole lot of fun doing it.
This past year brought brands into my life that I never would’ve discovered, amazing makeup, and even a staple skincare routine. It connected me with charities, women-owned businesses, and all of you. The best part about this entire journey was meeting all of you guys and connecting through my journey to live purposefully. I am so grateful for every single amazing soul reading this right now.
Which brings me to my next resolution…
This year I’m aiming to give, love, and create more.
… I will also be living purposefully. I know that technically you’re supposed to make a new resolution every year, but I had way too much fun with this one to ditch it. Instead, I decided to build on. After all, I couldn’t go on without showing you guys all of my thrift finds and amazing brands.
I’m going to continue my journey to live purposefully while giving, loving, and creating more.
What does that mean? Well, to start it means doing a better job at posting regularly. It also means teaming up with charities and giving my all in every single relationship.
This past year I realized how much time I spend with myself. Typically, people need more me-time. I need to spend more time out of the house, face-to-face with friends and family more — spreading love and giving what I have to offer.
Of course, there are some online goals too. I want to get my book club rolling strong, expand it even further, and connect women everywhere. I want to keep proving that thrifting isn’t about finding out-of-date clothing. And finally, I want to up my side hustle game and turn things I love into profits.
What are your goals for 2018? I want to hear all about them — personal, blog-related, anything that you have in mind. If last year taught me anything, it’s that it’s so important to share your goals with others to hold yourself accountable. Thank you for going on this journey with me, and I hope you’re enjoying the ride as much as I am.