Your first question is probably where in the world I’ve been. Let’s just say 2017 was quite the busy year, and as close as I was to ending this blog due to a lack of time, I just couldn’t do it. In fact, I renewed it for another 3 years. As I look back on the 3 years of Lilspirations, I remember why I started it in the first place. To learn, to share, to be inspired, and to inspire … and indeed I felt it was successful. I met so many wonderful people whom I still connect with thanks to their collaboration or even just all of your support with this site. I created so many new things that I never thought I’d have the talent or skills for because I was motivated and encouraged to, and I learned so much about people, places, and myself. It has truly been an inspiring journey.
However, I can’t say that things will ever be the same again in 2018 because it won’t be. In a good way though. I don’t have the time to travel, go out and explore as much as I used to so I can share with you all the special events that happen here in New York City, but I will continue sharing with you the people that make this city what it is. I will share with you the stories behind the places you visit and the food that you eat (which by the way, just 3 years ago when I started, Smorgasburg wasn’t even popular yet and now we’ve got food halls everywhere!) Lastly, I will hopefully share with you something very new – a glimpse of my journey as a first time mom. We are so excited to have a baby girl this spring. She just may be the lil’ in Lilspiration! Here’s a GIF hubby and I made for our announcement that I’d love to share with you!
As I close the year with this entry, I want to remind you to celebrate all that you have accomplished, not what you wish you had accomplished (because we all know there is plenty on our lists!) Ask yourselves – What are you most proud of? What did you learn? What do you want to make happen in 2018? Don’t let the little things slip away – you’ll be surprised how accomplished you feel when you recognize even the smallest things you’ve done. Remember sometimes, it’s the little things that inspire.
Happy New Year, friends! xoxo – Lil