Holy guacamole was 2015 a fabulous year full of countless blessings! I moved out into the cutest apartment in Costa Mesa where I can ride my beach cruiser to the grocery store, ocean, and church. I traveled to Paris during Fashion week where I was surrounded by famous bloggers, models, stylists, and magazine editors. My boyfriend took me camping for the first time in my entire life where we made s’mores out of Girl Scout cookies and pink marshmallows. When we weren’t playing in the ocean (Yes, I conquered my fear of waves once this summer), hiking in the mountains, or snowboarding down the slopes, we enjoyed many dinners by candlelight and reruns on Netflix. As the cherry on top to my sprinkle filled 2015, I shared the same restaurant proximity with Ryan Gosling while I gracefully stuffed my face with fried cheese and he ate nothing. Yup, I couldn’t have asked for a better year.
Take a look back at my outfit memory lane from 2015 and my 2016 goals, dreams, and resolutions!
Expand my donut palate beyond pink sprinkle.
Read more… anything.
The bible obvi.
Women’s Health Magazine.
Maybe even a novel.
Drink champagne on an airplane.
Furnish my apartment with fresh flowers from a farmer’s market.
Float in my inflatable donut innertube in Palm Springs.
Dine at more rooftop restaurants.
Be more candid.
Pick up tennis again.
Visit Seattle where I can’t wear a tench coat and open toed heels.
Find my inner minimalist.
Learn to enjoy black coffee.
Dance the two-step with my boyfriend.
Attend more fashion shows.
Wear sequins year-round.
Love God and seek His will above all else.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Often times, I find myself feeling guilty for the blessings God had unleashed into my life. There are so many people suffering around the world who are Christ followers and devout Christians. By growing up in the church, I know that I will have my fair share of hardship in life, but God has armed me with memories and experiences that will get me through the tough times that are inevitably going to come. My spiritual goals have to be my number one priorities over all my worldly dreams. The Bible tells us that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart. All my 2016 goals can be achieved, but only if I find myself deep in God’s word and pursing His purpose for my life.
May your 2016 allow you to:
Be content with material possessions.
Show other people God’s light.
Become a peacemaker.
Live in the moment.