I started this year out believing it would be an amazing year. I wrote my list of things I wanted to happen and have a big smile on my face as many of those have things come to pass plus a few unexpected surprises!
First, let me share with you my post from earlier this year where I explain 6 big things I am doing for ME in 2016
- Consistent exercise
- Regular facials
- Saying YES to amazing Opportunities
- Believing 2016 will be my most successful year to date
- Opening myself up to more genuine friends
- Saying NO and not feeling guilty
Now this list above is what I was doing for ME. I had a separate list of goals which is too much to write here. However, I will share some highlights of 2016 below.
Many people do an end of the year review, but when I sit back at the mid point of 2016 – I am grateful for how this year is going. Let’s look at my year in terms of Instagram:
I brought in the year with my husband and children at church.
My birthday is not far behind New Years Eve, so I was so grateful my husband planned a dinner party with my friends!
I launched a T-Shirt Company (One Dream Tees) and this is my best seller, but I will be selling it on a new site soon.
My first speaking opportunity in 2016 was for a Virtual Conference.
My wish came true when my husband got me a physical trainer! I loved every minute of it! I worked with him for 4 months. #bodytight
This is a picture of my father, brother & I. We haven’t been in the same place in about 15 years. We all got together for lunch in Chicago. My dad thought he would never have that experience.
I was a featured front runner for a local event (The Beautiful Mile) here in Atlanta supporting women of all shapes and sizes.
My second speaking opportunity for 2016 was the HerStory Empowerment.
And here comes snapchat! Do you snap? I love it! So much fun!
I met the living legend herself, MC Lyte, at the Hispanicize Conference in Miami in April. This conference was also a game changer!
My first on screen news presentation. I spoke about how to keep your car clean on road trips.
I was featured in Ebony magazine (May Edition) on a Family Dollar ad!!
My first article on Huffington Post was published! It was about my talk with my daughter regarding men and what’s not appropriate.
We were invited to our first Disney Social Media Moms conference! Talk about being treated like VIP! I won two big contest while I was there too!
I met JUDY at Disney! She was an attendee at the same conference. Judy is a big deal on Youtube and she was so down to earth. She put me on her youtube channel too! Yayyy Judy!! (press play)
I was given an opportunity to be a social media correspondent for Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success conference in Atlanta.
Oh! And I met Steve Harvey for a 2nd time!
My 3rd speaking opportunity allowed me to be on a parent panel for the season premier of Growing Up McGee with some great people.
I was given an opportunity to try alternative skin care options outside of creams and massages. I love my results. (press play)
I am always open to trying new things, so we took a 2 day trip to the cabins and did some white water rafting & horseback riding.
Featured in another magazine!! July’s issue of Hype Hair for a Family Dollar ad.
My 4th and biggest speaking engagement to day was this past weekend. I was a workshop speaker for their Pay if Forward Academy. My topic was beauty from the inside out. (press play)
As I was writing this post and going through these Instagram pictures, I realized I forgot about some of these things. I also didn’t share everything.
*One other thing that happened was I received my Life Coach Certification. I am so excited about what’s to come in that area of my life. I’ve started working with clients and it’s amazing the feeling you get when you help someone go from where they are, to where they desire to be.
The first part of 2016 has been amazing, I can’t deny that. The second part of 2016, I will be living in a new state, so I am looking forward to how life will be. A new state means new friends, experiences, schools, doctors and basically everything that comes with a new move.
Outside of the move to a new state, I do have some new things coming out that I plan to share soon. So stay tuned!
How is your 2016 going so far?