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There's always been a lot of hoop-la about New Years resolutions, making big changes, "I'm gonna do it right this time" (like to stop eating In'n'out or something, which will never happen) But please note: It doesn't need to be January 1st for you to create a goal for yourself. It could be a random Tuesday where you wake up and decide to make a change. That said...

2014 has been a year of "me", a year of finding myself, learning to be alone and finally feeling comfortable in my own skin.

This year I've been on my own, got a great job and a promotion, traveled to Europe for the first time also ALONE, and fell in love with an amazing human being (we'll get into that later**). While these things are absolutely amazing, the "old" me would say "I'm so lucky" and "I'm so blessed." Yes, I still believe those things to be true... but I think sometimes I don't give myself enough credit for having great things happen in my life. I've always had the mindset that *welp* 'I fall into opportunities' and 'I was in the right place at the right time' about.. everything.. but I work hard, I've done everything in my power to be a good person and give out what I'd like to receive and it is not a bad thing to love yourself for that. 

Photo by: Baldwin Media Photography

Photo by: Baldwin Media Photography

While luck happens and sometimes good things do indeed "fall into your lap", sometimes good things happen because you've earned them, because you worked hard and you deserve it. So, with that said, I urge you to give yourself some credit in 2015, even the littlest things because I swear to you it will make such a difference. Keep trying your best and putting good out into the world and I believe you get it back ten fold. It's all about perspective. You make your own luck.

I'm entering 2015 with a renewed condo lease, a great job with great people, an amazing boyfriend who supports me and loves my silly ways, amazing followers (you guys), planned vacations, memories to make, lessons to learn and pictures to take. I didn't mean for that to rhyme, I swear.

I'm looking forward to what this year has in store for me, I'm feeling positive and most of all..  I'm feeling ready. And that's a really good feeling.

**In my growth-year, as I like to call it, I stumbled into the arms of my best friend. Yes, this I would say is an "I'm so blessed" occurrence and I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the world. The last 6 months of 2014 changed me in so many ways because of this man. The fact that it seems like it's been 6 YEARS already says a lot and he's not even sick of me yet!? ;) I'm so ecstatic for all of the adventures to be had with this handsome man and I can't wait to keep learning, growing and living life - together, as a team.

I love you so much Spencer. 

Photo by: Baldwin Media Photography

Photo by: Baldwin Media Photography

Grabbing 2015 by the horns and you should too.