It’s crazy how much can happen in a year and also how much can stay the same. At the beginning of 2014, I went back to my old life of working in fashion public relations in Los Angeles. I did PR during the awards season for a high-end jeweler. After being fully immersed in that, traveling back + forth, having the opportunity to stay with good girlfriends + deepening those friendships, the freelance job came to end.
Another chapter began when I became the Lifestyle Editor for CV Luxury. Around the same time, I decided to start this blog. It had been a goal of mine for the past 3 years. So, I transitioned from PR into creating A Lovely Life. It launched in August + is now my full-time job. I have big hopes for it + am excited for 2015!
The evolution hasn’t only been in my career, but also in my personal life. These are the top 5 lessons I learned in 2014: 1. Strengthened my Foundation. I began incorporating daily self-love + self-care practices, such as Dry Skin Brushing, which I’ve talked a lot about. This helps me to feel grounded and my overall best. I can do them anywhere, so now I’m able to feel grounded no matter where I am. As they say, “Wherever you go, there you are.” 2. Established + Practice Living My Core Values. Now that I’m clear about my core values (the 5 things most important to me), I can make sure I live by them. My core values are: Self-Love, Love, Truth, Wellness, Expansion + Growth, & Beauty.
3. To be present in the moment.
4. To stop, listen to myself + breathe when I’m feeling scattered. Doing Legs-Up-the Wall is a good way to take a break + reconnect.
5. Go with the flow more + not overthink! I’ve always been a planner, so this is a challenge for me, but necessary.
I’d love to hear – How was your 2014 + did you learn anything about yourself?