Happy New Year! How another year has come and gone seriously blows my mind... it's freaking 2018. I hope you all had a great 2017 and an amazing time ringing in 2018. This day always gets me reflecting on the last year and I can confidently say 2017 was a good year for me. Soooo much better than 2016 (but we don't talk about her). Of course this year had some downs but there were so many ups! So much has changed this year, a lot of it for the better. I feel happier, more mature, and a little more like I got my stuff together... kinda.

When it came to resolutions for 2017, my biggest goal was to better my mental health. My anxiety has been something I've been dealing with for so long and there's been times where it has truly taken the best of me. I felt so lost but also so motivated to get myself to a better place. A year later, I'm so proud of the progress I've made.

If I think about what I was doing this time last year, it was actually this-- posting my first ever blog post. It's so wild to think I've been blogging for an entire year. I was just about to finish up school and didn't know what I wanted to do with my life after I graduated. Not knowing what was going to happen was a scary time so not only did I want to find something to do, I wanted to find something that truly made me happy. Posting my first blog post was intimidating as heck but I'm so happy I stuck with it! My little blog is soooo important to me and I know this is something I want to do for years to come.

I didn't really know what I was doing at the time, but I've learned a lot about blogging over the last year and I feel like I have a better idea of the kind of blogger I want to be. I want to give it everything I have this year so I've been working my butt off for the last couple weeks trying to prepare for this "relaunch". The biggest change was my name. I thought, this is my blog and I want it to reflect who I am. I've also completely redesigned the look of it and I'm really happy with how it turned out-- and I hope you like it too!

This year, instead of fussing with a long list of resolutions I've decided to just continue on bettering myself by focusing on what makes me happy, trying my hardest to help out as many people as I can, and just living my best life-- and I really hope that will reflect in my content on here. :)

So here's to another great year-- I hope 2018 is our best one yet!
Tatianna x

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