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

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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