Why The New Year Excites Me & Why You Should Embrace Change.....

I know that it’s so cliche to talk about New Year’s Resolutions, and personally in the past I haven’t been that successful with sticking to mine (Work out everyday, drink a green smoothie every morning, don’t procrastinate). Regardless, the idea of change always excites me. I’m not quite sure what it is that I love, but maybe it’s more of the idea that we have the power to change what we want in our own lives. 

I’d like to think that we are all on a journey to becoming our best selves. Simultaneously that journey includes getting to know to real “you” along the way. Looking back at the person I was when I was 20 compared to who I am now at 27 is such a different person, yet I feel more “me” than I’ve ever felt before. I think that’s because as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really listened to myself, and instead of doing what others wanted me to do or what society expected of me, I’ve decided to do what I WANT TO DO! 

I feel that 2016 has been a great year for me, both professionally & personally. I have made so many new friends and met some incredibly inspiring people. I am so excited for things I’ve got in the works currently, and can’t wait to see them manifest in 2017. As time goes on, I become more focused on my goals & know that I can’t get sidetracked by negative people or by people who don’t understand the journey I’m on! 

At the end of the day, I want to encourage each and every one of you to think about what truly makes you happy, and the vision you see for yourself in the future. If you focus on these visions, you will be successful in achieving them! Forget about trying to make other people happy! Forget about being scared of what others may think of you! Trust me, being confident in yourself will get you so much further in life. 

All of this being said, I would like to get a few ladies together in early January to have a Vision Board Party. We can drink wine, eat yummy snacks, and pick out photos, quotes, and words that resonate with what we want to achieve in the new year. We can then hang our boards or take a picture of them, and if we’re struggling or feeling overwhelmed, we can look back at these boards and remember why we started! Let me know if you’d be interested! Cheers to looking forward and cheers to an amazing life! 

xoxo, Meredith

P.S. - Over the summer I got the opportunity to work with Andrea Kinnear & Carol Jensky with The Mosaic Concept. They did a Mini Vision Review & gave me a Visuals Book for my website & social media. Part of their process was creating a "mood board" for my brand. Needless to say, I was absolutely obsessed with it and wanted to share it with you! I'm definitely a visual person, so having this mood board to go back to again and again is such an asset, as it is a constant reminder of the vibes that I want to be putting out to the world. I can't wait to make a vision board in January!