Here we are, the last day of 2017 come and gone. Just like that. I intentionally skipped posting anything these last few days, because I simply wanted to be present with my family ushering in the new year. 2017 offered us experiences that ranged from pure joy to crushing heartaches. Overall, 2017 was a game changer. A lot of realities I never thought would happen morphed me into a completely different individual. Reflection is key to any new year and I am all about hitting new strides in 2018…
Reflection on our first steps into parenthood
I gave birth to a whole baby. A whole baby who is slowly taking over my world in the best ways. We love her so much and life has been so grand with her. What I can honestly say about this sweet blessing is simple. As unexpected as she was, I never want to know what life will be like without her. She’s my reason for waking up every day with a smile. Her smile lights up rooms. Every moment with her breathes life into us with joy and excitement.
In short, parenthood fits us well and I’m looking forward to sharing our journey more.
Reflection on where I stand professionally
A lot of soul searching has happened with my second full year with the police department. Transparency is key and at this time, a lot has changed in my position. I’ve taken on a lot more than I ever imagined tackling within this role. With these new responsibilities, I’m assessing my value and worth within my career. As a proud ENFJ, I tend to get anxious when I’m not directly helping others – so right now I’m in a rut. What do you do when you’re in a rut? Well, yours truly is starting to plan that out – I’ll keep you updated on where this goes.
Reflection on Simply Sevi
2017 was a perfect year for the blog, but I’ll be honest a few times I just was too concerned about numbers. Honestly, I am coming to realize that I’ve missed that blogging big break and I’m ok with that. I’m not trying to be the next big thing. I want to keep sharing the snippets of my life that just make me the happiest.
Reflection for 2018, The Year Ahead
The numbers don’t matter. If you’ve noticed, the collaborations I’ve been taking are diligent in representing my brand as a whole. At the end of the day, I want to just continue being happy. This blog is an extension of all the changes that have occurred in my life and I want it to continue bringing me the joy that it does. So stick with me as the year progresses and the girl grows right before all of our eyes.
Happy New Year!