Merry Christmas & Have A Happy New Year

Wow! I don't even know where to start when it comes to 2016!

I started this year with a lot of promise, a fire a beneath me that made me sure that I was going to change my life completely by the end of this year. As we wrap up these last few days, life is not what I thought it would be, but it has changed for sure.

This was my year of BIG risks.

I invested in myself more than I ever have besides college. I knew that if I wanted change, I would have to go about things differently. I studied, I met like minded women and decided that I wanted to package all the advice I've been giving to people in order to become a coach.

I also quit what I know for sure will be my last corporate job. I can not, will not, work in another cubicle for the rest of my life. I'm done! Jesus and I have talked about it, and I'm never going back. Quitting stories are fun to listen to but the reality of it is that you don't always soar right away after a big leap. You may struggle a little, hit some rocks on the way down, but eventually you WILL soar. In full transparency, I'm currently stumbling on the rocks, but I'm getting my footing and I will soar in 2017. I know it. I'm riiiiiggghhhtttt there

The best moment for sure was welcoming a new baby boy to our family. If you asked me this time last year if I thought another little one would join us this Holiday season, I would have likely said no. 

I started the year with tunnel vision, focused on making Jolie Bloom bigger and better, while starting this new service based business. However, God rerouted me and shifted all my time and energy towards nurturing my expanding family. 

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It's been a strange year, much harder than I anticipated. One of the closest people to me was hit with a very serious illness that I didn't accept well when I found out, my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago (which I had to find out via social media) and tons of other challenges that I will share when the time is right. As hard as it is to accept, I know that I am right where God wants me to be. I'm so grateful to be surrounded by supportive friends, the most incredible husband and great family overall. I wouldn't have made it through this year without my support system. 

As for 2017, I have no idea what's ahead. I planned 2016 down to the crossing the last T and dotting all the I's - yet things turned out differently. The biggest lesson I learned this year is to Surrender and to accept that everything is divinely designed for the betterment of me. I will continue to pursue my passions and walk in my purpose while striving to be the best mom and wife that I know how to be. How everything turns out from there is up to God. 

2017, let's do this!