New Year's Goals: Home + Travel

One big topic for 2018 New Year's Goals is Home and Travel.  It's a super important pillar that gives us a beautiful balance between the comfort of our roots and the thrill of adventure.

At different stages in life, we may be more inclined to hop around from city to city exploring the great, big world or more inclined to find that dream home, a place where we can relax and raise a family. 

Both inclinations, to settle and to explore, are totally valid human instincts.  Personally, I believe we need a good balance of both.

A home base is a necessary foundation where we can really settle down and grow some roots, be an active part of a community, and develop deep friendships with people we can easily hang out with in-person.

An active travel schedule is just as essential!  We need to spread our wings, experience other cultures, meet new people, and gain the personal development that, let's face it, we only get from stepping outside of our familiar comfort zones.

Check out the vision board I made for my dream home.  In 2017, I was really tired of feeling unsettled and constantly renting.  

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And guess what!  By May, I bought the most perfect little bungalow.  <3

My boyfriend and I conquered some much needed renovations upfront and for now this little old lady is being rented on Air BNB to offset the reno costs. 

If you're staying in the ATL area any time soon be sure to check it out!

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To wrap up, I created a list with all the major pillars of life to guide your goals in 2018. 

It really helps you think through the important things and understand how you're going to make it happen. 

It comes with 32 different avatars so you're bound to find a graphic that looks like you!  Or you can totally leave it off.

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That concludes our last pillar of our 2018 New Year's Goals so that you can be ready to have your best year ever.

Wishing you the very BEST 2018. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

-Lauren

New Year's Vision Board: Career + Finance

I have been reflecting on my vision boards that I created last year around New Year's.  It's certainly interesting to see all kinds of crazy progress in each area of my life.  Setting your intention and being really clear about what you want is certainly a powerful thing to do.

Each vision board represents one of the main pillars of life.

  • Career + Finance
  • Health + Spiritual Wellness
  • Relationships, Friends, and Family
  • Home

The first one is Career + Finance.  

Let's be honest.  We spend the majority of our lives at work.  If you hate your job or feel like you're wasting time doing something that isn't your longterm vision it can be pretty depressing.

I made this vision board last year by collecting images of artists and designers that deeply inspired me.  Making the collage gave me unlimited energy, an excitement in my bones.  I got clear about my vision.  And you know what?  This past year I've been very intentional about working towards that vision and have seen LOADS of progress. 

I signed up with MailChimp, for one thing!  In the past, I worked with customers who happened to find me on Etsy.  Now, I am being proactive about staying in-touch with clients, because I want to be the go-to designer.  I want to create digital products that will make your life easier and prettier!  

The Universe cannot give you what you want unless you tell it exactly what you want.  I told the Universe what I wanted.  I made my vision board, I scripted about it, and I talked about it nonstop.  And it has manifested in amazing ways.

So what do you want?

Do you want to be debt free?  *Raises hand!*  If money wasn't an obstacle, what would you be?  (Are you looking at me??)  Yes, right at ya. ;)   

What are your financial goals?  Do you want to create passive income or achieve financial freedom so that you can give ALL of your time to the things that really matter?  It's absolutely possible.

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I've created a product to help you achieve your financial goals for 2018.  It's called The Ultimate Financial Planner and it includes a Printable (if you prefer to plan your finances on paper) and an excel spreadsheet that is pre-formatted as a budgeting balance sheet.  Hurray!  Setting your financial goals couldn't be easier.

Plus, it includes 32 PNG avatars to play with.  Yeahh. :)

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