Hello, beautiful ones! I hope you are all well and having a great weekend. I read a tweet that said ”In December every day is a Saturday”. I laughed so hard at it because I can relate, I have all my days mixed it up it’s ridiculous.
I have been spending a bit of time reflecting on the year 2017, even though I didn’t accomplish everything I planned to, I made a lot of progress and that is something.
In the year 2017, I learnt to love myself more than I ever have – I am talking about loving all of me as I am. Almost every day I learnt something new about myself and how I react to certain situations and so on, amazing. Meryl’s boot camps taught me discipline and further reminded me how important physical health is. I pushed my body where I thought it couldn’t go and still in the process of accepting and loving the body I am in.
One of my 2017 goals was to step out of my comfort zone and not only be all talk but actually do what I have been forever talking about. This year I found myself in a few social settings and I made it out alive lol and feeling as confident as ever. As the years have gone by I have managed to tell myself that I am not very good in social settings and the aim is to change this and get to meet new people and make connections. There was definitely some progress and I cannot wait to continue.
More Graca Finds was birthed in this year – I just closed my eyes and took the leap, look at me today. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the process. I am still in awe at the response I got for More Graca Finds. A big thank you to everyone who supported by buying an item or 8 lol or showed interest in an item or the story behind the brand. We still have a long way to go but I am happy I have all of you with me, it’s about to get even bigger and better.
One of the issues I have always struggled with is saying ”no”. On several occasions, I have found myself stressing because I could not say a simple ”no”. There is a sermon by Pastor Chris in which he speaks about this and he says something along the lines of ”practise saying no”. That is exactly what I did this year and boy has it been liberating. Don’t find yourself under pressure because you could not say ”no” if you do not want to do something or can’t do something you have every right to say no. Try it and get back to me.
2017 has been a great year, several lessons learnt, friendships made, tears cried, body pushed, food eaten, lol. I cannot go through everything or we will be here forever. I am grateful to God for life and for the opportunity and strength to accomplish all I did this year. Yesterday at church a dear sister came up to me and said ”Sister Grace! You look so beautiful and you are so creative, everything you lay your hands on, you turn into something beautiful.” I was so moved by this because I just go about my business and just being myself but God’s people are watching.
A few days ago on Instagram I put up a few of my favourite 2017 looks and again the response was amazing. I had a lot of beautiful people respond and tell me they love my style and that I inspire them. This moved me and I am so humbled. In closing – if it wasn’t for Jehovah I don’t know who or where I would be. I am forever grateful.
Congratulations to all of you for a great 2017, we made it! Wishing you a super blessed 2018 and May the Lord grant you all your heart’s desires and all you need to make your dreams come true. Till next year beautiful ones. Happy New Year!
Outfit details: Jeans- Mr Price | T-shirt – H&M | Suede heels- Mr Price | Kimono- Vintage Hippo