--Happy New Year, Y'all--
First thing's first. I have to ask...is anyone as excited as I am to have the figurative "clean slate" each new year brings? You know the one I'm talking about...that "reset button", "fresh start", "leave that sh*t in the past" type of clean slate. The one that says, "Okay Self, let's do this, let's make things happen!"
I've never been more ready to start a new year and have that fresh start feeling. 2015 was hard y'all-- definitely my most challenging year yet. Even still, with those challenges came triumphs, fears conquered, lessons learned, & memories made. So before wiping my slate clean for 2016 I'm going to reflect on the previous year by sharing my Best Moments, Best Successes, & Best Lessons of 2015.
MOMENTS-- Love, Adventure, Family
<< Meeting Johnny
<< Turning 25
<< Blush + Soul launch
<< Seeing 2 great friends get married
<< Seeing Clayton Jennings preach
<< Fleetwood Mac concert
<< Family Vacation in Savannah, GA
<< First time in Los Angeles, CA
<< Falling in love with this guy
SUCCESSES-- Freelance, L.A., Hooters, Fashion
<< Deciding to be completely freelance
<< Local Newspaper feature
<< Having a Professional Website
<< Busiest wedding season in my career
<< Working in L.A.
<< Behind the scenes on L.A. shoot
<< Assisting on an amazing editorial shoot
<< Working with other amazing creatives
<< Seeing my work on Hooters IG
<< Working in Vegas with Hooters
<< Prepping girls for Pageant events
<< Working with Kathy Moberly & team for the Miss Hooters International Pageant
<< Doing makeup and hair for Noteably Nashville event
<< Working backstage
<< Seeing my model kill it on the runway
<< Doing makeup on beautiful faces
<< Let go of things not meant for you.
<< Trust in the Lord, His plan is greater than yours.
<< Judge people for who they are, not who they promise to be.
<< Love Jesus first, the rest will fall into place.
<< Let go of one-sided friendships.
<< Realizing and accepting that I am an introvert,
<< If it feels wrong, it probably is wrong.
<< Walk away from toxic people and situations.
<< Stop apologizing for who I am.
<< I am in charge of my happiness.
<< Your perspective can change everything.
<< BALANCE is key.
Reflecting back on 2015, it was a very important year for me. I learned some hard lessons, met a few amazing people, and made some unforgettable memories. Had lots of firsts, a couple of lasts, and really came into my own this past year. I can't wait to see what 2016 will bring, I'm hoping for lots of new adventures, challenges, and happiness. Wishing each of you a wonderful start to your new year filled with love and happiness.