My 2017 Reflections & 2018 Resolutions ( Plus a $750 Amazon Gift Card )

January 3, 2018

These pictures were taken during New York Fashion Week, which ended up being one of my most memorable moments of 2017.


Along with a few other things, such as :


Ringing in the New Year in Mexico with my family and boyfriend, enjoying my last semester of college surrounded by wonderful friends, launching my blog, traveling to Florida twice ( once to visit my parents and another for spring break ), turning 22, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University, spending two weeks in Hawaii, visiting my grandma in Pennsylvania, and plenty of road trips to Columbus, Ohio to see my boyfriend.


It's been a busy and exciting year, so I wanted to share a few things that 2017 taught me :



+ No one will do the work for you. Be relentless.


+ What other people think of you is absolutely irrelevant.


+ Follow what makes you happy, not what makes you money.


+ Everyone is on their own journey, don't compare your path to someone else's.


+ Inspiration is everywhere if you open your eyes.


+ Don't doubt the power you have over your life.


+ Collaboration > Competition.


+ DO YOU. Seriously, find whatever makes you happy and do that, then own it. Be unapologetically yourself.


+ Things will change- for better and for worse. Change is a part of life whether you like it or not. Accept the bad and embrace the good.


+ ENJOY, SMILE & LIVE in the moment. Life is a beautiful thing.

2018 is in full swing and I already have some fun things in the works :


I'll be moving to Florida for the first few months of the year ( hello sunshine!! ) and attending NYFW again in February! This year I want to continue to push myself to be my best and create TONS of content.


Here are my 2018 resolutions / goals to help me accomplish just that :


+ Launch a YouTube channel and monthly email newsletter.


+ Plan my entire day out the night before.


+ Spend less time on my phone and watching TV.


+ Wake up earlier and try to go to bed earlier.


+ Workout regularly ( also make time to stretch & dance )


+ Read daily. 


+ Make my skincare routine a priority - morning and night.


+ Clean out / organize my life by getting rid of things I don't need. 


+ Be more candid with YOU. I want to connect more with my readers through consistent IG stories and blog posts.


+ Begin every day happy and optimistic. "If you're going to rise, you might as well shine".

To thank you all SO MUCH for your support this past year, I want to start the New Year with a huge giveaway! I paired up with some awesome bloggers to giveaway a $750 gift card to Amazon. Good luck & happy New Year : )





Here's to a wonderful 2018! May we all make the most of it.



xo Caitlin













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