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3 Jan

hello, 2016.

HaleyNordPhotography (49 of 65)there’s just something so refreshing about a new year. yes, it’s definitely important to make goals {and stick to them} all year round, but january 1st is such a beautiful blank slate that it just seems so right to reflect on the past year & make changes for the new one. i didn’t think 2014 could be beat. between graduating college, getting married to the love of my life, and starting a life together, it was a magical year. however, 2015 truly was even more sweet. robbie & i were able to travel to so many new places together {oahu, arizona, san francisco, newport beach, vancouver, laguna beach, orlando, boston, just to name a few}, move into an actual house, & follow our dreams together. with the release of robbie’s first book, Create Rebellion, and the growth of SRL, this year has been one for the books {quite literally, in fact}. we feel so blessed to be able to do what we love every day.

as per usual, i like to choose a word of the year to live by & center my goals around {see previous years’ words here, here, and here}. last year’s word was ‘work‘ and that i did. i grinded a 9-5 {that was sometimes a 9-9} for half of the year, and then decided to quit in order to follow my dream and make SRL a full-time gig {read more about that here}. i worked hard to get SRL to where it is today and i’m excited to keep working hard on it this year! i worked my body the hardest it’s even been worked through the Kayla Itsines‘ BBG program and i have some lofty fitness goals for this year as well {post about that coming soon!}. marriage is the best thing in the entire world, but it also requires effort, along with love. i have a very patient & loving husband and i work every day at being the best life partner i can be. ‘work‘ was a fantastic mantra for 2015 and one that will continue to have an impact in my life.

for the past week or so, i’ve been trying to think of a word for 2016 and one in particular just keeps popping back in my head. it’s a little out of the ordinary from previous years’ words, but it is one that i really think will have a deep impact. my word of the year for 2016 is selfless. we live in a world where we tend to think the most about ourselves. that isn’t necessarily always a bad thing because it’s important to love yourself, be healthy, do things for yourself, etc. But sometimes i think too much about myself and what i’m trying to accomplish that i forget how important it is to give of myself. i’m really going to try to push outward instead of inward this year. of course, i have lots of other personal goals in mind for the new year, but i have some special resolutions that require me to think about others.

happy new year! thank you once again for all your love & support! looking forward to 2016. xxHaleyNordPhotography (56 of 65) HaleyNordPhotography (53 of 65)

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sequin circle skirt: Target
booties: Jeffrey Campbell
tights: Primark {similar}
bag: Rebecca Minkoff
lips: Faux
hair: h2blow dry bar

photos by Haley Nord