Akwaaba 2017

I spent the last day of 2016 reflecting on what a great year it had been. I achieved most of the goals I set for myself. From landing my dream job and moving back to the city I love, to purchasing my first car and home, it’s definitely been a whirlwind of a ride. But as much as I like to stop and smell the roses, I love plotting my next adventures even more.

So I spent the first day of 2017 defining my goals for the year. Career goals, content goals, travel goals, financial goals, #relationshipgoals – you name it, she has a goal for it in 2017! But I don’t just like to define them – because then they get lost amidst the mundane hustle and bustle of the days, never to be actualized or achieved. That’s why I also write and plan my goals, making them “real” through to-do lists, calendars and any other physical representation that will turn my aspiration into action.

If you have goals you didn’t achieve last year – I know I do – try writing them down and placing them somewhere where you have to see them everyday. For me, it’s my mirror because, let’s face it, I have to make sure I’m Beyonce before I leave the house every morning – but I digress. I guarantee you it will make you more inspired to bring your goals to fruition.

Today I’m wearing my favorite burgundy jumper that I snagged from H&M years ago. It’s thick, extremely warm, and the low shoulder hemlines make me feel a bit futuristic – I’m feeling really Zenon Girl of the 21st Century! The best part is the cost – I found it on sale for only $7. I paired it with a leather skirt, also from H&M (similar), and the red Adidas Originals Superstar trainers (here). I generally don’t wear colored shoes, but these were love at first sight. I figured they could bring some life to all the neutral tones I currently have in my closet. And since I only wear a size 3 (yes, in children’s) they didn’t hurt my pockets too badly.

Wishing you all a happy, productive and LIT 2017!

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