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2016 – The Year of…


Happy belated New Year, lovelies! This year has been off to a rocket start and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been quiet on social media and the blog because I’ve been spending a lot of time digging into my PowerSheets and figuring out what this year should be all about. Each year, the months that I spend going through this sweet process bring me clarity and vision for the months ahead. It is a time I look forward to and get extremely excited about.

Now, I would be lying if I said I have it all figured out and that each year just keeps moving along. Every time that my pen hits the paper, it amazes me what flows out. Each time I go through the exercises and talk to others to gain focus and direction, things change. Vision evolves and intention gets more narrow. While goals are still forming this month, I have discovered my word for the year! I have prayed over this for many weeks now and it just came to me plain as day last week. 2016 is going to be my year of surrender.


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Why Surrender? As I’ve worked through things, I continue to be pointed back to letting go of control and trusting God to do what He does best — guide my life in ways far better and greater than I could ever dream. Whether it is in my personal life, professional life or this business, His plan are always, without fail better. So, being in a new home, meeting new friends and growing with these changes, surrender to what life has is store and His plan for me seems only fitting. I want to surrender control. Surrender ungrateful attitudes. Surrender my heart. Surrender things. And so much more, to live more simply and in the good stuff. The real, everyday, right in front of me, in between stuff. That is where life truly happens and big dreams start to come to fruition.

Do you have a word of the year? What are your intentions for 2016? Leave a comment below so we can encourage each other!

I’ll be back with goals soon, but you cannot rush the deep and meaningful stuff.

xoxo, Jenn

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