2017 Year In Review Pt. 2

Ok, so you got the backstory of my year in Part 1, so I thought I'd keep this part casual and share a few fun roundups!

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Books Read: 

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Music Enjoyed: 

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Trips Taken:

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Weddings Worked: 25!

Bridal, Maternity, & Engagement Sessions: 16

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Corporate Photoshoots: 8

Bridal HAMU Trials: 18

Lulette Gazettes Sent: 9

2017 Trends I Loved:

  • Bright lips, Wavy/messy hair, all-natural/non-toxic beauty products

Most Loved Beauty Products:

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Most Visited Local Date Locations:

  • Boulted Bread - for the best pastries and a cup of coffee in a cool neighborhood
  • Brewery Bhavana - for the yummiest dim sum in a hip atmosphere, with locally brewed beer
  • Raleigh Raw - for when we wanted to be super healthy, we highly recommend the Complete Breakfast (a CBJ smoothie and Crack Coffee)
  • Foundation - for the best drinks in Raleigh
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Top Lessons Learned

  • Stay true to yourself.  No one else's life or business should be your goal or standard.
  • Share your story.  The road you've walked is unique, and God is doing something in it.  Opening up in vulnerability can be one of the most powerful tools in your healing and connecting genuinely with others!
  • LAUGH - laugh in the face of anxiety, failure, and fear.  Laugh through it.  It is healing!
  • Busyness does not equal success
  • Friendships are worth investing in and saying yes to!
  • You are worth respecting - your health, what you feed yourself, who you spend time with, and the activities you do.

I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!  

What has your year been like?  What are you looking forward to in the new year?

Here's to a great 2017!  Thank you for all of your love & support! 

Sam