Like A Boss

I asked a member of the BeautifulYou team, Hannah,  if we could re-post something she shared on her blog last week. Such a GREAT way to start your year.  All my love, Donna xoxo

“It’s January.  The new year is upon us and that mean’s one thing.  It’s time to set some goals.

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I’m not one for making big blanket statements like “I’m never going to watch reality television again” or “I can’t even look at chocolate“… let’s be honest, we rarely keep those types of emotional resolutions.  It would only take one E! TV marathon of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” for me to fall off of that wagon.


It’s just not going to happen.


That being said, I do whole-heartedly believe in being intentional with your life.  We all know how fast time can go.  It was just yesterday I was watching “Reading Rainbow” and loving it… oh wait, that was yesterday… well, whatever, you get my point.  Time slips away from us quickly and if we’re not intentional, life can happen to us instead of for us.  I know that’s been the case in my life many, many times.  I keep saying someday I’m going to do x,y or z.  I hate to break it to me you, someday is

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This fact is just as unsettling to me as it is to you.  That’s why I’ve recently started taking time at the beginning of the new year to get away from the every day and think big picture about my life.  I ask myself, and more importantly God, the big questions like “What are the things that I am dedicating my time to?” “Is this what I should be focusing on?” “What are the dreams that God has put in my heart?” “What makes me happy?” “What makes me sad/angry?” and the list goes on…


I have to be honest and say that these are rarely fun conversations.  I am forced to confront the reality of the life that I am living on a daily basis. It’s not always pretty.  The good news is that, when you invite God into the conversation, you don’t have to face them alone. What’s more, He has a perspective and a plan that always leaves me a bit overwhelmed at His grace and goodness.


This time away, is not just about big thoughts, though, it is also about concrete plans.  That’s the part I have trouble with. ” Continue reading the rest here.


IMG_0794Hannah moved to DC over 10 years ago for school and has loved it ever since. She’s an active part of Capital City Church and loves to sing her heart out with the CapCity worship team. She’s passionate about international development, adoption, reality TV, and sparkles. Seeing people creatively use their time and talents for good gets her excited! She believes everyone has the power to change the world by simply using what is in their hands.  Hannah launched her own boutique event styling and coordination firm, Piccadilly, based on those exact beliefs.  Who says making things pretty can’t help save the world?  You can find her on Twitter @LoveHannXOXO and her blog

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  1. Wonderful post Han…written “like a boss” =) Thanks for taking something big like how to set yourself up for a great year and breaking it down practical steps for the girls… xoxo

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  2. This is sooo good!!! It’s not letting life just pass you by – but recognizing God has something for us every moment of our lives. It just takes us opening our eyes to recognize it. Which is what you said, “Invite God into the conversation.” That is the key!

    Thanks for sharing your blog with us Hannah!

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  3. Love this!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hannah…thanks for this. I needed to be reminded, ha ha. Now where’s that chocolate bar I hid so well I swore I wouldn’t be able to find it even myself. Unless it was a total emergency, that is….

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