My Word of the Year: GROW

I posted my 2016 goals last week, so click here if you want to check them out. As I was thinking about my goals for this year I seemed to come across a common theme, to grow. I want to grow this year in all ways possible, with the exception of my weight... I would rather that shrink lol.

I want to grow intellectually... reading as much as I can. 50 books, who is with me??
I want to grow spiritually, connecting with Him and spending my time in the word more than ever.
I want to grow from our tiny little apartment to a house lol, but seriously though, we need to move :)
I want to grow as a person and stop fixating on what others think of me. This has always been a struggle.
I want to stop focusing on the things that make me scared and actually do something new that will challenge me and stretch me... aka GROW :)

Starting my blog last year was a HUGE leap for me because it meant putting so much of myself out there to the world. When I say world, I mean the 5 people that I thought would read this blog. I'm now at over 10,000 views and I can't believe it! This was such a dream of mine and I'm so excited that it is actually a reality. It wouldn't have happened if I didn't just take the leap and create the blog or my husband didn't make me click publish lol. Then I had to make it public, because for the first 4 months it was private. Let me tell ya, that was painfully hard for me to do. I've gotten such a wonderful response and I'm blown away but the kindness from people I've never even met. Also, the constant support of my family and friends cannot be ignored. Thank you for believing in me and being my first and continued readers :)

Now, I am taking a new leap and giving myself the opportunity to grow in different ways. I decided to join the Rodan + Field's business and I am so EXCITED. R+F is a dermatologic skincare line brought to you by the same doctors who created Proactiv. I have always been super into skincare and beauty so these products are right up my alley. I love hearing the stories from other consultants about how positive this business has been for them and seeing the amazing results after people have used the products.

I'm committed to making this a year of growth in all areas of my life and I continue to add to my plan to make it happen. What is your word of the year? I would love to hear what you are doing to grow in 2016!


  1. Such a great word! And so important too! If we're not growing, we're not getting anywhere!


    I'm a recent new follower of your blog and I'm happy to be coming along for the ride with you!


    1. I'm really hoping to work towards my goals this year and truly GROW. I know it won't be easy but I don't want to be stagnant. Thank you for reading my blog :) It means so much to me!