I love writing end of year wrap-up posts (see here for last year’s). It’s a way for me to chronicle all of my ups (and downs) from the year. It also reminds me of accomplishments I have forgotten. Last year’s wrap up post wasn’t as organized as I would like, so this year, I wanted to split the post into two sections: blog and personal life.
Top 10 Blogs of 2016 (As of 12/10/2016)
- Don’t Tiptoe Around Feelings
- Public Service Announcement: Salutations and Online Dating
- Back to Center: Update 4
- Dear #Love, Forever Isn’t Guaranteed
- Celebrate ALL of Your Wins
- Dating Non-Negotiables
- Keep Your Cards Close to Your Chest
- Public Service Announcement: “Good Morning” Texts
- Get Your Sh!t Together!
- 3 Thoughts While Watching #90DayFiance
- Finally found the clean, black and white web design I’ve been looking for.
- Figured out my brand colors/font.
- Created an editorial calendar on Google Drive.
- Injected more of my personal life into my blog posts.
- Getting wrapped up in everyone else’s success blocks my own potential success. Don’t get sucked into that matrix.
- Everyone has their own journey, including me.
- Make use of small nuggets of time. I can get more work done in 30 minutes than I can in 8 hours.
- I won tickets to 2015 Richmond Jazz Festival. The bestie and I went on Sunday night, so we could experience the greatness that is Morris Day & the Time, Tamia, and The Roots. Yes, all of that in one day/night.
- Saw Alabama Shakes and Corinne Bailey Rae in concert with the bestie at the Portsmouth Pavilion. Perfect weather for a soul-stirring outdoor concert.
- Reconnected with old friends via Facebook.
- Took more selfies of myself.
- For the record, I didn’t post 90% of the selfies I took in 2016. These selfies were mostly for personal memories and documentation of my wellness journey.
- Be open to the unexpectedness of life. Oftentimes these curveballs aren’t as bad as I think they are.
- Just because I can’t see it happening, doesn’t mean things aren’t working behind the scenes.
- It’s okay to miss the past. However, remember why the past is the past.
That’s 2016 for me in a nutshell. What were your highs (and lows) of 2016? Do you document them (blog post, journal, video, etc.)? I’d love to hear about it.
Until next time,