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From the bottom of my heart, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
This year has been seriously amazing for The Millennial Maven, and for my own personal journey. I have so much to be thankful for, and so much that I’d love to share with you.
Grab a cozy warm drink and settle in, because it’s about to get mushy.
What am I up to this Thanksgiving?
I am actually writing this on Tuesday, so does that mean I am coming to you from the future? Or the past? Who knows…
As you are reading this, I am currently running around Walt Disney World like the wild nut that I am in real life. I am here spending some good quality time with my partner, since we don’t get very much of that at home with his crazy work schedule. Imagine me speaking to you through a mouth full of poutine and brioche ice cream sandwich. Because that’s probably what I’m doing.
Later today, we have an interesting Thanksgiving dinner planned, at a seafood restaurant. Hmmm, I’ll let you know how that goes. Wish us luck.
I have so much to be thankful for
As I look back at 2017, I realize that it has been one of the best years of my life. Not because everything went smoothly; to the contrary, a large portion of it was quite rough. I felt stifled into submission and trapped with nowhere to go. As if life was taking me for a ride on a tsunami, destination unknown. The feeling of having no options left is terrifying.
But the thing is, I did have an option. I just hadn’t accepted it yet.
This year, 2017, was the year that I finally learned how to say what I want, mean what I say, and to not back down. I learned that even if I am not always “right” in every argument, it is never to much to ask that your feelings be heard and acknowledged.
Actually, we all have so much to be thankful for
I have always had problems standing up for myself, likely because I have never truly had to. This year I encountered crossroads with the capacity to change my life. Where I used to believe I had no choice, this year I realized that my choices are actually endless.
Every year I come up with a list of things I am thankful for. Having a roof over my head and food on the table, and working on what I love. They seem so simple, but these are huge. I can think of a few more things to be thankful for, and I am sure you can too.
It is my hope that you have all the material things you need, and therefore you have the space to count your blessings that perhaps aren’t so easily quantified. Your health, your loved ones’ health, lessons you learned, and wisdom you gained.
What do you have to be thankful for this year?
Happenings on The Millennial Maven
Now, on a little less philosophical note, let’s talk about the exciting happenings going on behind the scenes at The Millennial Maven.
This year, I did a whole lotta figuring things out! I worked on getting productive routines locked down so I could be a bit more chill about this whole blogging thing, but still make progress toward my goals. I also finally got my website smartened up and looking the way I want. As a result, The Millennial Maven is feeling tidy and in charge, but now I want more.
With all the time spent on getting back to basics, my blogging “extras” fell by the wayside. Newsletter frequency suffered, The Beauty Closet sat stagnant, and social media presence waned. That’s all about to change… and then some!
Up next on The Millennial Maven
The train is chugging along, and the time has come to add a few more cars to the line up! This means several things-
- The Millennial Maven newsletter is coming back with a vengeance. Expect curated newsletters delivered straight to your inbox two times per month. Catch up on posts you may have missed, plus indulge in a heartfelt letter of wisdom from me to you.
- You’ll catch me more often on social media sharing extras from The Millennial Maven, plus bits of my life. Get to know me, Kay, the real person behind all the makeup and witty words.
- I will begin posting extras to The Beauty Closet again. Remember those awesome free beauty cheatsheets and checklists? More of those coming your way.
- I’ve saved the best for last– I am in the beginning stages of creating my very first product! It will be a digital product that so many of my readers have asked for, and I am finally making it a reality. I can’t divulge too much just yet because I want you to be totally surprised & amazed when it launches early next year! Can you guess what it is?
That’s all for today!
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Till next time. ♥︎
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