A Year of Possibilities

#2017bestnine from my Instagram @WriterAHaughton

 

There’s a lot of rose gold in this #2017bestnine. Y’all seem to like it when I #roséallday and #satelliteoffice. 😉

My best nine looks a little something like...

  • Dreaming up HBIC Nation under a giant tree on a farm in Virginia
  • Climbing a mountain in Sedona at midnight to call down the stars
  • Playing at the park with my Dallas bestie’s kiddos on a gorgeous spring day
  • Criss-crossing the country on road trips
  • Making my brother's kids laugh
  • Chilling at the beach with my mom and our distinguished poodle
  • Crying during Ms. Bev’s speech at RWA with all my best girls
  • Dancing and shedding glitter at the RITA afterparty
  • Launching #mistletoekey into the world
  • Having a cozy Thanksgiving and Christmas with my fam

For these, and a million other moments, I give thanks. 🙏

The Year of Possibilities

It's taken me a while to write my New Year, New You post...mostly because 2016 (in true 2016 style) went out with a bang. In the space of one crystalline hour, I launched my best friend into her newly married life--sparklers and all--and I received news of a death in the family. Thanks for that roller coaster, 2016. 

So I’ve been a little slow to get into my 2017 planning. A little slow to get back to Dallas because I needed to spend more time at home. A little slow allowing my #HBIC work persona start running the show again after my personal #HBIC persona was running at 300% over the last few weeks. 

I got naked on social media and posted my 2017 Guiding Principles and Q1 Goals. (PS thank you Bria Quinlan for your awesome Author Life Planner.) 

But I’m back. In my space. With quiet when I need it and the bustle of other hustlers when I need it. I’ve gone on playdates with my Dallas bestie and her crew of adorable children, visited with my favorite baristas, done a little body and soul work—and tomorrow marks the return of the LLL luncheon with local loves Lindsay Emory and Ophelia London!

2017: you are on notice!