I honestly can’t get over the fact that another year has gone by. I mean, I feel like it was just yesterday that I was talking about my goals and dreams for 2013. This year changed my life in so many ways. It was an amazing year for Birds & Honey Events you guys! I got to help some amazing couples plan the wedding of their dreams. I was blessed to travel to some gorgeous places and meet some incredible people in this industry who have become some of my dearest homies. Business wise, this year was an absolute dream come true. However, on a personal side, it was a brutal year.
This year, I had to really deal with things that I have always swept under my “persian” rug. I have always been afraid of dealing with confrontation and having people dislike me. In short, I have been living my life trying to please all those around me and put my needs on the back burner. I also had to deal with the sudden passing of my father which was single handedly the event that shook me to my core. It really forced me to put things into perspective. It made me realize how precious our time on this earth really is. We cannot waste it hating others, talking people down, bashing people because they are successful, in short: We need to stop with the haterade.
I really hope you guys take what I say with a grain of glitter. Don’t do like me and wait till something really shitty happens before you change your ways. Let the ones you love know how much you love them on a daily basis. You aint gotta wait till christmas or birthdays to holler at your friends and fam. I have made it a necessity to call my momma every day, even if its for 10 minutes. I never realized how much her sweet voice makes my day. Its the little things in life right dolls?
All in all, 2013 was a year that changed my life for the better. There were days, very dark and gloomy days that I felt like throwing in the towel and giving up on everything. But then I realized something very awesome! I am allowed to have days where I fall apart. I am allowed to have days where I shut everything and everyone off. Some days, I need a time out! I am okay with things not always being picture perfect guys. We should embrace the imperfections that life throws our way.
This is the first year I plan on “sticking” to the plan. For me, that plan doesn’t consist of a bunch of new years resolutions I don’t plan on actually doing. This year, I am changing my life for the better. I’m talking healthier food – all day – eerday! spending that quality time with my fam jam & continuing to appreciate my amazing husband who is honestly the one person who calms me down when I have those “dark & gloomy” days. Love you B. Thank you for being the best partner in our cray cray life.
I know a lot of people who had a rough time in 2013 so this for all of us! Lets raise our glasses and have a toast to the new year dolls. Here’s to keepin it real and doing what makes us happy! and lets do a better job of loving one another along the way this time. There is enough room for all of us up on this biznatch!
ps – that amazing photo is from the equally amazing Kat Gill of Katch Studios from me and juju’s vow renewal which will be on the blog soon! Peace out homies