All That Glitters

December 31, 2014

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^^^ Because everyone knows I would never make it til midnight without a cup of coffee

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Body Con Dress: TJ Maxx, similar here; Skirt:Forever 21 here; Coat: Nordstrom BP,similar here; Shoes: Love D, similar here; Tights: Target, similar here; Lipstick Revlon here (Color: Shameless)

I’ve never really been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong I’m all about doing new things and taking risks and stepping outside of your  comfort zone. In fact, I did some pretty big things this year. I ran the Boston Marathon. I celebrated one amazing year of marriage. And I started this blog. But I just did those things because they were part of my life and what excited me. So I did them! I always have little goals and ideas here and there but I don’t like to obsess over making sure I do this one specific thing. I’ve found that for me that doesn’t work. And I think it’s the same for a lot of other people. You make a list of goals, and then before you know it, you’re behind, and you get discouraged and forget about it altogether. (I think a lot of that comes from people’s unrealistic expectations of themselves, but that’s a topic for another day.)

I will tell what I want to see this next year in my life though. I want to see “all that glitters”. And I don’t mean glitters in a sparkle and sequins kind of way, I mean glitters because it’s something lasting and eternal. I want to hold on to the things that truly matter. I want God to become even more real to me than He is today. And I know that’s not too much to ask because I serve a God who loves to give good things to His children. Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Another version says “secret things”. I want to know the secret things of God. That sounds pretty amazing to me. And I think that the deeper my relationship with God goes, all of the things that I want to “be better” at will just flow out of that. Because at the end of the day, I don’t care what I DO with my year, but I do know that I want to BE all that I am called to be. I want to love harder, forgive without bitterness, listen well and serve with no strings attached. I want to be noticed because of God’s love in me, not because of anything I do. Will you join me in making that what this next year is about? I know it can’t go wrong.

I also would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for believing in me and following along as I started my new journey of blogging this year. I cannot tell you how much your support has meant to me. I’m so excited for what’s in store this next year!

C’mon 2015, show me your sparkle.

P.S. Tutorial for this hairstyle found below or here. xoxox

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