New Year, New Excitement
I’m currently curled up on the couch beside a roaring fire at our family cabin in Blue Ridge, GA, contemplating roasting yet another marshmallow. Ryan and I have been here for the last seven days and have spent the time resting and reflecting on 2017 and dreaming about 2018. Reality will hit us early tomorrow. We will be jumping on the road before the sun rises to make our 10hr trek back home, back to work, back to laundry & meal planning, and back to life. Yet while I want to stretch today out as long as possible, to soak it all in, I’m also antsy to get back to work, friends, and that big ole’ pile of laundry!
2017 was wild ride and one I’ll never forget. Maybe you too can relate. It was full to the point of bursting and honestly, my head is still spinning from it all. We worked around the clock, took crazy risks, and made big, life-changing decisions.
As we sat and reflected on all the good, the bad, and all the “what the heck was that?” moments, we just kept looking at each other and saying “what a wonderful year.” And it was! Even though last year was challenging in all the ways, it was one of my favorite years to date and I love where we ended up on December 31st. We where right where we needed to be, here in a cozy cabin listening to the crackling fireplace.
After making our big business jump into full time blogging (it still feels good to say that out loud!) we have felt an intense sense of peace. We’ve been able to focus 100% on curating this ‘slice of happy’ on the internet and have felt more connected with you than ever. I’ve endeavored to write more personal posts, start a YouTube channel to share my beauty tips and tricks, and connect with you more over social media (I’m totally digging Twitter again!)… all things that I am so very grateful for!
In 2018 my hope is that all of those things will continue to grow. That we connect with all of you and share content that is helpful, meaningful, and inspiring. Ryan and I are beyond thankful for your love and support as we too step into a new season of Ashley Brooke Designs. Thank you for receiving it as enthusiastically and sweetly as you did. I hope and pray that this year is full of all the good things for each of us; that we will have hearts that are open and full of excitement for what’s to come.
Happy 2018, friends! Cheers to our best year yet!