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Reflections of 2016

January 1, 2017

My favorite time of year just might be New Years! Wiping the slate clean, starting fresh, taking inventory, organizing data, are all things as a stylist I do for my job. Part of my process in looking forward is understanding where I am at, and what I might have learned from my mistakes. With all that said, Here is what I am most grateful for happening in 2016.

Reflections of 2016

  • The Four Agreements– this book was a real game changer for me. I learned not to make assumptions or to take things personally. This self-management has allowed me to be more present, and to let go of the everyday insecurities. Oprah talks about finding the flow. The four agreements have helped me enter the flow – it’s a great place to be!


  • New house- we took the plunge and invested in staying in Seattle longer than originally planned. After years of renting, having our own space to invest in has Seattle feeling like home.seattlehouse


  • Hubs got a promotion- Yes! It is fun witness the patience, hard work and faith turn into fruition. His new job has created some adjustments in the family dynamic, mostly because my daughter and I have more alone time together than ever before. Very grateful for the time I get to influence her while she still seems to listen.

    What kind of wife would I be if I didn't attempt to do a funny out take

    What kind of wife would I be if I didn’t attempt to do a funny out take


  • Baby Lucia– Grateful to watch my family grow and have another girl gang member. Nothing like cute little girls to brighten up my day.Reflections of 2016


I usually like to focus reflections on the positives that I experienced, but 2016 was also filled with work challenges, lost opportunities and kid drama. All of which were experiences filled with disappointments to grow from.


Looking ahead for Chapter 2017


  • Turn my cell phone off – being less tethered to smartphone applications (games and social). I totally have an addiction to my cell-phone and games that I spend hours a month playing. I plan to use this time investing in paying more attention to people I care about me.


  • Less is more. Loving “The Minimalists” movement “love people and use things” instead of “using people and loving things”. I will continue let go of clothing and things I no longer need. Being a stylist, it is very hard to let go of clothing especially when it can go into my kit.


When I make a goal I try to The focus is on doing the action, not on achieving X goal by a certain date. Best of Luck for you and your adventures in 2017

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  • Reply B A Hatkevich January 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Great things to ponder Lauren…

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