January 1st, 2013. A day for reflection and a day that completely and utterly makes me feel so motivated to create balance, success, love and clarity for the year to come. One day, over a year ago, my friend Sarah forwarded me this remarkable woman’s blog, and ever since she has made such a positive impact on my life. I just hope that maybe I can be that person for you, to pass something along that really sticks with you. I loved her post on goal setting so much I felt convicted to share it with you all, because it is just so good and I truly want to see everyone succeed and be the best they can be this year. As women we should support each other and I feel so blessed to have found a community like this, even if it is through the internet. It doesn’t really matter how you find it. I realize how lucky we truly are when we have that type of support, it just fires you up even more. You can check out Part 1 of the post here on Making Things Happen in 2013, and check out all of Lara’s other links as well (Southern Weddings Magazine + Making Things Happen).
So, yesterday I sat down with a notebook that I have held on to for a while, that was blank. It’s titled “dreams.” Now I have to admit I was first attracted to it because of the gold gilded pages and embossed cover, oh and don’t forget the turquoise! I really loved it though because of the title on the front, “dreams that I want to make happen will go in here” is what I said to myself. I never really got around to filling in the pages until I came across Lara’s post. I used these steps for goal setting and like I mentioned yesterday was able to set intention going forward. I think in life you have to do things intentionally. It is a repeated act we must do everyday, in order to not abandon our goals. Just making that small step to jot down what you want more of or less of in your life to improve it, can create such a big impact. Studies have proven that we are more likely to do things if we write them down. I am the to-do list queen, I practically have to write everything down: an essay’s due date for class, scheduling shoots, mailing prints or just notes like remember to smile and trust God. Be intentional and write it down. The whole reason why I began SS Print Shop was to have powerful words in your face everyday, to always encourage and motivate you. To fire you up! I have recieved so many beautiful e-mails telling me how an innocent little reminder on the wall in the form of one of my prints, has been a great source of encouragement. Putting that together and shipping words like that out to you all makes me feel so good. I’ve got my goals in my mind and on paper to hold myself accountable. Grab a pen and paper and make things happen, you owe it to yourself! You deserve the best life.
READ ON: Lara’s blog, MAKE THINGS HAPPEN IN 2013.
10 responses to “MAKE IT HAPPEN”
love this so much! so proud of you!!! (:
Happy New Year, friend! May it be your best yet!! xo
What a fantastic post to kick off the New Year. Kate
Love the notebook and the idea of making an effort to set goals and accomplish your dreams. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." These are words I always try to remember when I feel like something is too big to accomplish on my own. Blessings for 2013!
Great post! You are such an inspiring lady and your blog is a joy to read! <3
Thanks y'all, let's do this!! 🙂 Happy 2013.
This is so amazing! Thanks for the link to this, I'm definitely doing it!
Hi Stephanie, I found your blog randomly but I truly believe that God led me here. I am catching up on all your blog posts and this one just stood out to me in the essence of the post as well as the passion with which you write. I am at a place myself where I am finally getting over some fears and pursuing ideas and dreams that I have held on to for so long. I am thankful to have found your blog at this time in my life and will continue to look to you from afar for inspiration and even strength. God has not only blessed you with tangible talents, I believe He has blessed you to be a blessing to others with your words, your attitude, your passion and even your smile. I pray He continues to bless the works of your hands and continues to use you to His glory. Thanks so much – I was feeling so overwhelmed today and I am finally releasing it all.
Thank you, I will be praying for you 🙂
I love you, lady. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and so many!