It’s absolutely insane to me that we are already a few days in to 2016. How can that be?! It seems like just yesterday that I was celebrating the start of 2015 with friends in Pamplona and talking about what I hoped to accomplish in the year that has now come and gone. So, naturally, I have been reflecting on what I did indeed accomplish in 2015 and looking eagerly toward the shiny new slate that is 2016.
2015 was a crazy year.
I kicked the year off by traveling to Spain, Africa and Ireland. I left a dream job that I adored for the last four years to pursue my ultimate dream. I stood next to my sister as she married her best friend on her big day that I was lucky enough to help orchestrate [Wedding Planner and Maid of Honor? Check, check!]. I moved [same city, different condo!]. I connected with some of the most amazing couples, celebrated one of the most important days of their lives with them and then stopped calling them “clients” and started calling them “friends”. I spent nearly the entire year transforming my dreams, hopes and plans into a company that officially came to life just days before 2015 came to an end.
WHEW, 2015 was certainly a year of huge [and amazing] transformation. So, what do I envision for 2016? Growth.
Forgoing the usual long laundry list of New Years resolutions, I’ve thought long and hard about what my one word/goal for 2016 should be… Connect? Inspire? Create?
A handful of words resonated with me, but I kept coming back to the one that I felt embodies them all: Growth. Both personally and professionally, my goal is to grow. Grow my tribe- the individuals who want to inspire others with their intentional creations. Grow the amount of impactful connections, both on a daily basis and on a larger, industry scale. Grow personally and professionally by constantly creating and learning. Grow Everly by genuinely caring about the people I work for and the work I do for them.
Here’s to a WONDERFUL 2016… I’m so excited to share it with YOU!