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12.30.2013

Reflections and Resolutions

Highlights
{{Greatest lesson}} Home is where your honey is. It doesn't matter that I am 1,700 miles away from my dear friends and family, the place I grew up, and everything that was comfortable; I still feel like I am coming home when I come back to Austin and my Billy. 

{{Hardest thing}} I think it's pretty obviously the move to Austin. Up and leaving my birthplace, walking away from a prosperous business I have spent the last 7 years building, and embracing the unknown was huge for me.

{{Favorite Memory}} Driving down the street to my very own house for the first time. It was surreal. Frankly, I still don't feel like it's real, but it is. We worked so hard for this, and never thought we would have a house like this, or really any house. I was so excited running inside the house for the first time, and knowing it was mine. *cue Gollum voice "my preccccciooouss"* Also, getting a new personal best half marathon time of 1:58! That was incredible.

{{What I learned}}  Don't be afraid to go after what you really want, even if it means leaving so much you have already worked for, and where you were complacent. Sometimes a change of scenery, job, relationship, can mean you open yourself up to even better opportunities and experiences. 

Looking forward to in 2014
{{Want to learn}} to eat clean and actually like it. HAH! That will be interesting.

{{Want to improve}} My average mile time for both running and cycling.

{{Goal}} Build my business to a level that supports my shopping habit. It doesn't have to be the same flourishing, crazy-busy business I had back home, but something that provides for me and my family. And the clothes, home furnishings and books I am constantly lusting after.

If you are having a hard time figuring out what you would like to focus on this year, this may help.


2 comments

  1. I think you moving away from your hometown and your thriving business shows that you know what's really important and an amazing example of how holding on to things that aren't eternally important is never the right move. I am so excited for your new home in Austin and for you all of the beautiful ladies in Austin that are lucky enough to have you as their hair dresser!

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  2. I love that list! Happy new year girl!

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