Happy New Year!

I, like many people, was happy to see 2016 go. It was a full year, both good and bad. It was a year of depression and anxiety. Stress and hard times. There was tears, but also tons of love and laughter. Looking back, I realized 2016 was a year of growth and helped energize me for 2017. I discovered I’m stronger than I thought and my family and I can make it through anything. Let’s just say, it wasn’t all bad. Nobody likes a Debbie downer, right? 

 One of the things I love to do in a new year is “plan out” the next 365 days. I say “plan out,” because, let’s be honest, no one can really plan out what is going to happen. Life changes day to day. But, the beauty of it?  We can have ideas and goals along the way to better ourselves and love life just a little bit more. These ideas and goals motivate us, strengthen us, and help us move towards what we want in life. 

 So, for 2017 my goals for this blog include some big plans. I’ll be introducing two new columns: Simply Carolina and For the Love of Couponing. More heroes will be profiled in “To Inspire and Motivate,” and more stories are along the way. 

There is one goal we all can agree to accomplish: to be kinder each other, all year long. 

Stay tuned! It’s gonna be a fun ride.




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