*GOODBYE 2017, HELLO 2018*

I feel like I cannot even correctly put 2017 into words, but in short, it was not an easy year…but it was very rewarding nonetheless. There were many low points where maybe I set my expectations too high, got hurt, felt rejected by myself and others, or played with fire too many times. On the other hand, I have grown an amazing amount as a person: I started my blog, I moved to Spain for a second year, explored new places-big & small, I finally reached some level of self-love, and continue to reach a higher level of confidence in myself and strength within my mind, body, and soul (thanks to my loved ones, friends, and the gym). My heart couldn’t be more full as I write this while soaking up the Spanish sunshine on the beginning of this New Year. I have never felt so empowered in my life. As cliché as it is, I am welcoming 2018 with open arms because 2017 has built me up to a point where I feel like I can take on any challenge. Thank you all for your ongoing support this last year! I appreciate all of your love. Babes, here is to a great 2018. ♥

Side note: this photo was taken during my end of the year trip through Andalusia, Spain. This shot was captured by probably one of the most inspiring people that I have met while traveling. Thanks for the great photo, Julio!

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