Happy Monday, friends! Blogging simply got away from me this past month and I miss it terribly. I considered prewriting posts to share through the holiday weeks, but it simply didn’t happen. But my wheels have been turning and inspiration has been abundant!
There has been lots of excitement and activity in the Shattuck household, with one of the biggest updates being that I got a new job! It’s with the same incredible organization that I worked with last year but in a different capacity. Rather than working in a cubicle setting, I will be doing more client-facing work at a different office location. I’m so excited! It is a great opportunity for this season as we pay down debt and I start my own business (more on that coming soon!).
2017 was sweet as a peach! Together with 2016, this has been the most growing time in my life so far. When I have reflected on prior years, I have noticed lots of unseen change and growth (emotional, spiritual, etc). This year, however, was altogether different in the best ways.
While I had lots of emotional and spiritual lessons in 2017, many of my milestones and growth happened on the outside: getting married, moving out of my parents home, resuming my college education, starting a new job, eventually leaving that job, and digging deep into my vision for the years ahead. It has been a banner year, to say the least, and I am so thankful. As 2017 comes to a close today I’m excited to share a review of the past 12 months. Enjoy!
January was a beautiful start to the year. It was marked with lots of growth, new disciplines, and the challenge of a brand new job. I had said up-and-down that I would never work a cubicle job but this year I was able to grow and learn from my experience in doing so. January started off with settling into my new position, prioritizing date nights with Dillon, and some of the early steps of wedding planning (building our registry, inviting our flower girls and junior bridesmaids, sending our save the dates, and dreaming together of what our wedding day would look like).
1. We graduated from Financial Peace University last week! The class was incredible. It empowered us to steward our finances well and work together as a team. To learn more and find a class near you, click here.
2. We had a tree decorating marathon last weekend! We decorated the tree with Dillon’s family on Friday night, my parents on Saturday night, and our own tree on Sunday. ‘Tis the season, y’all!
3. I started my PowerSheets prep this week with the Cultivate What Matters team and am so excited to set meaningful goals for the year ahead!
4. I had a hair appointment on Wednesday and was inspired to share my favorite hair products in a post, which can be read here.
I used the Spotify year-end summary tool to see which music I listened to most this year. Country took the lead, but my listening habits are just as varied as I thought they might be. See a review of your 2017 listening here.
What are y’all up to this weekend? Share in the comments below!
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