Hello 2017 | Goodbye 2016!

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With 2017 just around the corner, I started reminiscing about 2016! What a year it has been. I thought I’d share each of your favorite Fiercely Charming posts from 2016. Click through each picture to see the full post! Thank you all for supporting me and Fiercely Charming in 2016. I have some fun plans for 2017 that I can’t wait to share with you all!

In 2016, we’ve had its ups and we’ve definitely had downs. Both, Chuck and I, had our grandmother’s pass away this year. That was tough! We’ve never lost a family member that we were close to so having that happen twice in one year wasn’t easy. I was very close to my grandma. When I was a little girl, she came and visited us every winter (we lived in New Orleans, so the weather was great!). She would take me to school and pick me up every day. I loved the time we had together. She’d take me to get McDonalds after school or ice cream. It was so special. She was 85 when she passed. Situ, you will always be in my heart.

We also had to buy a new roof! Yes, I know. Annoying! One of the most expensive items for a house and we had to buy one this year. That wasn’t fun but it is nice to have a new roof for fall and winter.

And I’m not even going to start the conversation about the election. But let’s just say…what is this world coming to!

On the upside, we have two great jobs.

I switched roles in June to a content marketing manager role and I’m LOVING IT! I finally feel like I found what I truly love to do in my day-to-day. It’s been a super busy 6 months, ramping up in a new role, but I’m loving every single minute of it.

And my BESTIE is PREGGO!! We found out in April timeframe and ever since the moment she told me, my heart has felt so full! She is like a sister to me. There’s something so special about her. Ever since the first day I met her, we had a special bond. I always wanted a sister growing up and I would pray to God all the time for my parents to have another kid. Instead, he blessed me with a handful of beautiful strong women, and this girl!  And I can’t even explain the love I have for her little boy and he isn’t even here yet. Can’t wait to meet him February 2017! Best gift on the way.

I also feel like my relationship with the Lord has progressed. I’ve been more conscious to thank the Lord every single day instead of praying for what we think we need. At work, I have the Benediction prayer that our Church prays over us every Sunday to keep me in perspective. It reminds me that the Lord has me exactly where I’m meant to be and that He’s put me here for a reason.

I hope each of you have a great 2017!

xo Lauren

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