Happy New Year loves!

Wow, I just cannot believe that it’s 2017. It’s becoming that point of my life where time just keeps speeding up and I feel like I need to somehow slow it down! As I ponder on my life this past year, I can’t help but feel sentimental. 2016 had some highs and lows. Unfortunately, there was death; my grandma passed, and so did one of my classmates. Losing my grandma was really hard, and in some ways, I still can’t believe that she is gone. For the sake of looking forward, I am going to focus on the highlights of my 2016! I am so excited for what 2017 brings; graduating from my MSE program, job searching, and starting our life together as a married couple!

My 2016 Highlights //

-I finished traveling the lower 48 states with my love
-I bought my wedding dress!
-I had an awesome internship
-Many of my close friends got engaged (& I was asked to be MOH in one!)
-I officially branded myself as a fashion blogger and started working with more sought-out  brands
-I met some of my blog readers, in real life!
-I saw Guns N’ Roses in concert! (P.S. We have tickets to see them again in 2017, can you say obsessed?!)
-I was featured in Charlotte Russe & Wedding Wire
-I was published in Huffington Post
-I became a part of the Rising Tide Society (much love!!)
-The Inspiration Indulgence community immensely grew, especially on Instagram!

My 2017 Goals //  – It’s going to be a year for the books! So much change and exciting things coming soon.

-Expand our family (Spoiler alert: We may or may not be taking home a cute little furry nugget very soon!)
-Remember that our wedding is about our marriage, and not about the other superficial details
-Learn and grow from my next internship
-Graduate on a strong note
-Land my first big girl job (!!!)
-To get back into fitness and eating healthy (I said this last year, but this year I mean it!)
-To let go of past bitterness, and things I cannot control
-Continue to grow the Inspiration Indulgence community (you can sign up on my sidebar for email updates, like me on Facebook OR even follow me on Snap!)
-Continue to build my fashion platform with high quality posts and photos
-Land some awesome brand partnerships
-Continue to honor my fiancé and grow in our love

My 3 Words //

I really like the concept of choosing a word to guide my year. However, since I can’t choose just one, I’m choosing three!

In 2017, I hope to take more risks. To do what of what I love, be with who I love, and be done with the fluff. I hope to not be afraid to try new things, and to be confident in doing so. I hope to stand up for myself more and remember my worth in moments when I feel weak. I hope that I am fearless in all of my pursuits, and to look at each obstacle as an opportunity rather than a challenge.

I am probably the most impatient person you will ever meet. I hope to practice patience by being content with what I do not have, and to find patience in the waiting. For me, patience means accepting where I am currently at in life; even if I don’t have my dream home, children, or job stability. To be content with not having everything I want, and to find joy in the waiting.

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rosseau 

I hope that in 2017, I live by my passion. I have found purpose in my path as a counselor and as a digital influencer, and hope to apply meaning to it in my own life on the days when I lose motivation. I hope my passion always carries me throughout my life, and that I surround myself with only those who support me and my goals.

Photos by my awesome sis-in-law McKenzie Korpi

Before I take off, I want to personally thank each and every one of you for being a part of my 2016 journey. Your support means the world to me. I am so grateful to have my Inspiration Indulgence community and am SO excited to see where 2017 takes us. Love you all so much!

Now it’s your turn- what are YOUR personal goals for 2017? What are your three words? Leave me a comment below!