2014 is quickly approaching, and I am super excited! The New Year always invites an opportunity for a new beginning, but it also brings about a time of reflection on the previous year. This weekend I spent some time reflecting on 2013 and all of the amazing things that it has brought into my life. I could literally cry from how much of a change I had in 2013 as opposed to 2012. Don’t get me wrong, 2012 was a pretty good year as well, but I feel as though I had more challenges than EVER in 2012. I decided as I went into 2013 that I would welcome challenges instead of fearing them, pray and trust God when they come, and take leaps of faith as often as possible. In taking this approach on life, I was able to grow both physically (career-wise) and spiritually.
When going into 2013 I did not plan on launching this style blog. I honestly had given up on the idea after I tried it in 2012 and it flopped. Throughout the year I kept getting a feeling that I should start one, and I began having random dreams about me having a blog. I told two or three friends about these occurrences as well as my parents. They all said the same thing. “You should do it!” I quickly responded “But what if I fail?!”, “What if now isn’t the right time to do it?!”, “What if people don’t like it?!”. There seemed to be a common thread in all of the answers, “SO WHAT!!”. I quickly realized that there isn’t a “perfect condition” or “timing” for starting a blog (or anything new in life). You just have to do it!! If it doesn’t work, who cares?! Its better to silence that nagging voice of doubt in the back of your mind than to listen to it and limit yourself from all of the possibilities in life!
I took a leap of faith and started ChrissyJoyStyle.com and here I am today… happy & grateful. This is all thanks to God and Y-O-U!! I want to thank you all for your continued support in following the blog, and your help in spreading the word.
To my Family: Thank you for not ignoring the dreamer in me, and supporting my life choices even when some of them did not make sense at that present time. You have continued to instill great values and wisdom in my life throughout this year in which I am forever grateful.
To my Friends: Thank You for uplifting me and being such great support systems throughout this year. Your words of encouragement, generosity, and craziness have been all that I need, and more in my life!
To my Followers: Thank you for following me on my Life & Style journey. Your comments and/or likes do not go unnoticed. I am very thankful for your support! 🙂
I challenge you all to go into 2014 and take it stylishly by storm! Silence that nagging voice of doubt and start that new business that you have been thinking about. Make that big decision that you have been feeling in your gut that you should make but have been too afraid. Take that trip you have been wanting to go on for the longest, etc. Make 2014 your year to take a leap of faith! If an obstacle comes, pray and trust that God will turn things around and put them in your favor (TRUST ME, he will do it!)
Cheers to taking this Life & Style journey into 2014 and making it the best year ever, together!! 🙂
XoXo ~ Chrissy Joy