Happy New Year, everyone! As I look back on 2017, I feel that I’ve accomplished a lot and I feel at peace with my word for last year: Self-Improvement. I’ve done a lot of learning, growing, and improved a lot in the past year in all my important areas: Relationships, Education, Spirituality, Business, and Mental Health.
I’ve met many wonderful people in 2017, and more importantly, I have learned who my true friends are. I’ve come to know who is there for me. I learned to set my own boundaries, to lower my level of self-criticism. I have also gotten to know myself: my hopes, dreams, fears, and insecurities.
Also, in my business I have come a long way (woo-hoo!) We’ve gained followers, subscribers, sold I Love ME Books and spoken at several conferences. And don’t get me started on travel… we’ve been practically everywhere this year!
February, we went to the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Orlando, Florida. We love DSMMC and Disney World is always such a magical experience. I also ran a 5K in the Bahamas! Can’t wait to go in 2018!
March, we spoke at the #WeAllGrow Latina conference in Long Beach, California. We also went to Disneyland over there.
April, I went to Canada for the first time. Toronto was gorgeous, and it was wonderful to speak with Elyssa at the #BConnected Conference. We also had a layover in New York, and we had lots of fun there!
June, we went to SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas (fun!) And then we scooched over to Orlando, Florida, for the #BlogHer Women’s conference. We also went to Disney World, rode in a hot air balloon, tried out indoor skydiving, and visited Medieval Times.
July, we spoke at Hispanicize in Houston, Texas, in the #GenZ panel to kids about self-esteem.
August, we traveled to South Padre Island, in Texas, and played in the ocean, saw sea turtles, and spent time with awesome friends. It was also Eliana’s 4th birthday and the solar eclipse!
September, I think was the best month for me in 2017. It was my 15th birthday (quince!) and there are some incredible people in my life who made it extra special for me ;-) . We also spoke at Bloggycon in Sandusky, Ohio, and had lots of fun at Cedar Point.
November, we went to Halifax, Canada, and I left a little piece of my heart there because we all fell in love with this beautiful province. We spoke there at BlogJam Atlantic. Then, we spoke at WordCamp DFW.
December, I got my driver’s permit (YES, I’m on the road now!), we traveled to Galveston, Texas, and volunteered at the Homeless Gala in Dallas.
It’s been a successful, beautiful, and miraculous year. It hasn’t been perfect, trust me. I’ve had my share of ups and downs, but 2017 was a great year. Thank you for the memories and the ride, it had been a year to remember.
Now, on to 2018!
My word for this year, I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. I’ve decided on one word that I want to implement into my attitude even more: PASSION.
What is Passion for me?
“An intense desire or enthusiasm for something”
“A state or outburst of strong emotion”
I want to bring enthusiasm into every area of my life, as well as intense love to everything I do and everyone I meet.
This means I will bring passion into my business. I’ll be passionate in my relationships, which I’ll manifest with many words of affirmation and caring for the people I love.
I will also show my love and passion for learning with everyone, and take more care of myself. So, exuding passion will be my goal for 2018.
Here’s to a 2018 filled with PASSION, love, enthusiasm, and energy in all I do. Let’s make it a vibrant year! I’m so excited to share my journey with all of you.