create1(Des & Kelsey sketching out their Desiree for KV Bijou jewelry)

“We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and the first chapter is New Year’s Day.  

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

With a new year comes encouragement and inspiration to accomplish goals and seize the day. The fact that 2015 is the year I become a Mrs. and marry the man of my dreams makes it all that more exciting! Before we jump feet first into the new year, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with loved ones and were able to get some much needed relaxation. For us, it was a Christmas spent with family and a New Years Day I will always remember.

As we step into a new season and a new year let’s remember the good times of 2014, forget the bad, forgive those that may have hurt us, celebrate the things to come, and start 2015 off with a bang. A clean slate, a white canvas, a polished sneaker, or with whatever metaphor you would like to use let’s open a new chapter for what we want 2015  to be.

Resolutions and goals are cliché when it comes to celebrating a new year but nonetheless still important. How are we to challenge ourselves and awaken the passions inside without methodical lists and seemingly impossible goals? I mean, we can include the most common goals of ‘get fit’, ‘eat right’, ‘be on time’ or ‘work on relationships’, but truth be told those are all very obtainable and should always be in our repertoire of goals for a healthy life. It is our schedules, fear of change, and everyday distractions that stop us from crossing off even the easiest of items on our resolutions list.

It can be overwhelming to try and work on every goal all at once. My advice is to set aside time to think about what you would like 2015 to look like. Whether that is to have a new job, new car, new boyfriend, explore the world, get an A+ on a paper or graduate college, list everything that comes to mind. After your long list of goals are written down, number them by importance with #1 being the most desired to accomplish. Be realistic on the time frame and steps needed to accomplish each goal. List the materials, resources, or people needed to make each goal come together. You may be surprised by how easy a seemingly impossible goal can be when you sit down to plan it out.

Focus on one goal at time and you will begin to see your list as an everyday marker of achievements rather than a burden of resolutions.

I pray for abundance in all that you do this year and may your blank book become a novel of adventure, joy, happiness, love, and new achievements.

Have a great January!

xo, Des

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