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Is there anything more cathartic than knowing you can start over each year?! It’s such a relief to know that your choices and decisions for one year are not something that have to define you your whole life. Sure, we don’t need New Year’s Eve or a resolution to make big changes. Sure, stating a resolution often ends in you realizing you already ruined it by February. My thoughts are that setting goals is never a bad thing.
Reevaluating yourself and your career is a necessary part of life. You have to take a look back and see how you can resolve the issues moving forward. Maybe it’s better to do this on a daily basis than to wait until your wearing sparkles and have had too much prosecco, but really who cares? If you need a new year to start over, than take it.
Like much of the world, 2016 was not my favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of marriage with my husband and learned a lot about being a wife. I just want to share that so no one things my hubby had anything to do with the negatives that seemed to keep popping up this year. He rules, and we’re so good.
The negatives were more about things that happened in other relationships and aspects of my life. I was shocked by things and scared by things that I never had to be before. I also realized that some people don’t quite stick around or provide you with the same level of friendship as they did when you were engaged. The love is there, but not so visible once the excitement of a wedding wears off. It makes complete sense that this would happen, but it was an adjustment after such a perfect year in 2015. Part of my disappointment from this year, was how I reacted to these strained relationships and how easily I give up on people in my life.
I also made a huge career shift in starting to blog twice a week. It brought occasional stress and was a massive time commitment. It’s been one year since I started blogging part time, and I’ve come a long way since. I’ve learned a lot about how to make this job work despite the difficult work/life balance. It’s been an experience that makes me excited for the future.
Despite some rocky relationships and stressful moments in my work life, I have high hopes going forward and goals that I made 2017. Maybe I never reach them. Maybe I quit trying a month after this post, but I’d be remiss to not give it a shot.
New Year’s Resolutions:
- Be a kinder, more compassionate person. Accept people’s flaws.
- Be more joyful and manage stress better.
- Become a full-time blogger.
- Become more healthy (aka look good in a bikini by June)
What are your resolutions? What aspects of your life are you looking to change? Let me know in the comments below.
Let’s get back to why you’re here, because I’m willing to bet it’s not my rambling personal stories.
This year, I was very into velvet and bling for New Year’s Eve. If I want to start this year out with a bang, I need some killer accessories to do that. I was so thrilled when I got the chance to pick out these three pieces from Phillip Gavriel. The brand’s entire collection is perfect for New Year Eve, because these pieces are so unique and chic.
The pieces I chose were incredible. Each had so much detail and were beautifully crafted. The teardrop earrings were made with 18kt gold and sterling silver. The necklace is constructed with endless luxurious diamonds, and the statement ring with black diamonds and natural quartz. All make a huge statement when paired together (perfect for NYE) as well as instantly adding class to an outfit when they are separate.
All their jewelry are genuine, precious and completely constructed by hand. You can see how detailed and natural each piece is. You get more value and quality for less money than they’re competitors.
Find a Phillip Gavriel store near you by using the Phillip Gavriel Store Locator, and go shopping for your own bling.
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