Oh, The Things The New Year Brings

I woke up this morning with a renewed energy. As silly as some people may think the New Year’s holiday is, I’ve actually grown to really like it. The week before the new year is a time of reflection for me. Thinking back to what happened that year, what I would have done differently and how I can learn and grow in the new year. The actual New Year just feels exciting. I feel full of  feelings of renewal and excited to start taking the first step to some of my goals. One of the things on the forefront of my mind this year is Velvet’s Edge. It is such a blessing to have a place to come and express creativity and inspiration for some of the things that I love. I cannot wait for a new year with you guys and so many exciting things that are already in the works. Please comment below or email me at [email protected] with anything you would love to see or hear about this year!

I hope 2017 is the brightest year for all of you! Wishing you all health, happiness and peace this year! Here are some of the things that I’m taking with me into 2017:


You don’t have to see the whole staircase. You just have to take the first step.


The Positive Dog by Jon Gordon. This was recommended to me by a friend and it’s been really helpful to me coming into 2017. The idea is that we all have both a positive dog and a negative dog inside us. The one you feed is the one that grows. It’s about learning how to feed the positive dog. Find it here.


I’m grateful in 2017 for more time with my family. Most of you know that my grandparents lost their house in the flood in Baton Rouge, LA this year. That was one of the toughest things to witness and be a part of in 2016. However, the silver lining, they moved to Nashville, so 2017 is about more time with them and appreciating the simple things. Here are some pics from our holidays in their new house in Tennessee!

maw-maw-1I was even able to set up shop one day in their living room. Got Paw Paw looking dapper after his haircut/nap! Bloop! 😉paw-paw-2


Lastly, there is a movement my mama told me about called ‘The One Word Movement’. Instead of making a long list of resolutions of old behaviors you hate and wish you would change, etc., you pick one word to be the theme of your year. My word is Passion. No more phoning it in. I want my year to be intentional and one filled with things and energy that is driven by excitement, devotion and dedication. Find more info and directions about One Word here.



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