Happy New Year

Happy new year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! We certainly did...two jam packed weeks full of family filled fun. No matter how tired, how crazy the kids are, and how much detox I'm craving I always want just one more day with family. It always ends too soon. Thanks to both sets of family that came to NC to visit - we loved having you and can't wait untill we can all get together again!

Before I jump into the hustle and bustle of the new year I wanted to take at least a few minutes to say thank you. Thank you to all the followers of the blog that have stuck with me through the many transitions over the years. Thank you to all the clients who have entrusted me with their projects. And thank you to everyone behind the scenes that have supported me, the blog, my crazy dreams and my little business. Without each and everyone of you I wouldn't be where I am today. I am forever grateful. 

I try not to set super ridiculous goals each year, but I do like to have a word to focus on that helps me stay true to my intentions throughout the year. 2015 was the year of growth - both professionally and personally. Stepping out of my comfort zone and really putting myself out there,  I gotta say I feel pretty good about 2015.

This year, I've decided, will be the year of imperfection. Also known as real life. I'll strive to accept the imperfections in life....whether it be with my kids, my own home, my blog presence, my business, or with myself. 

Now, admittedly, this may not seem like a goal to most of you, but in this Pinterest loving world and the line of work I'm in, it's fairly easy to get carried away with the idea of perfection. Surrounding yourself with beautiful, perfectly curated images can really put pressure on a girl. Before you know it, the idea of perfection can seep into all aspects of your life.  In 2016, I'm going to make every effort not to let that happen. I want to embrace the imperfections of everyday.

So, if you see me wondering around aimlessly (what? no list of perfect family meals prepared!) at the grocery store in sweats with my sundress-in-the-middle-of-winter wearing children in tow just know that I am working to achieve my goals. 

Happy New Year!