Hello 2014…finally.

If anyone was ready to say goodbye to 2013 and start a new year, it was me. Last year proved to have its triumphs and challenges. The biggest impact on my life was losing my mom to cancer. Today marks five months since she passed and it is still a surreal experience to not have her around. I needed a little extra time to recover from last year, which is why I’ve been MIA. It’s taken me over a month just to write this blog post. My mom was the most supportive person when it came to be starting this blog and my biggest creative influence. She was a little firecracker and the strongest person I knew, and would kick my ass if I didn’t keep doing what I love. So, here I am back to writing, designing, creating, moving forward…

Each year I make big resolutions (like learn a new language), then life gets the best of me and I don’t accomplish most of them. At the end of the year, I feel overwhelmed and disappointed because I didn’t complete everything. I’ve decided to break it down and pick just one simple thing each week to accomplish. Instead of trying to tackle the huge tasks like learning an entire new language, maybe it’s just learning a new word each week. I truly believe it’s the little things that add up to make everything whole.

Follow me on twitter and I will let you know what my goal is each week. Did you figure out this week’s goal? Yep, it was to get this blog post up. I promise there is a bunch new content coming your way soon!

This week’s IP is all about choosing your happiness. You own it and how you react to things ultimately determines the outcome. So, take a breath and gracefully tackle each thing as it comes. e75ece1e1afc2cef40afabbb66c1be49

Image via Pinterest

xoxo,

Jenn

Life On Set

Here’s a quick look into life on set from this week’s shoot. Did you know we film between 6-8 videos in a day!?! It’s a long, fun, exhausting day and I love every minute of it! Live on the YouTube channel tomorrow is “How to Tie a Bow Tie.”  Leave a comment and let me know what tutorials you would like to see.

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Lucky 13…

I have to say that it has taken me a full week to get acclimated to the new year. There is always some time needed to recover from the holidays and the New Year’s Eve party that I hosted. I have so much to look forward this year, like turning the big 3-0 (yes, I’m actually excited about this)! 13 has always been my dad’s lucky number, so I can’t wait to see what else this year has to offer.

My resolutions for 2013:

  1. Continue to build the Likehearted business 
  2. Cook a new recipe at least twice a month – I have all these amazing cook books that I hardly open, mostly used just to make my kitchen look pretty. I cook every day and really enjoy it, but being a single girl who lives alone can definitely make you stick to only a handful of recipes.
  3. Digital Detox – It may be my job to be online all the time, but I need to remember there are other ways to fill my free time.
  4. Have more fun – I’m a workaholic, it’s in my blood, but I always need the reminder to balance and take a little time for myself.

Happy new year!

From the words of Mr. Carter (a.ka. Jay-Z)

“I think it’s every human’s job to inspire others, to feed one another’s senses. Inspiration begets inspiration times infinity. Imagine if the person that was inspired to create the phonograph didn’t share it with the world.” – Jay-Z (goop.com)

On that note, my goal was to start blogging weekly, then it turned into monthly and then well life got in the way…But today I’m starting again with a goal to get back to a minium of once a week posts on the things that I love, inspire me and make me who I am today.

Veni, Vidi, Vici.

So it begins…

I made a resolution last year to start a blog…I came to WordPress signed up and then never returned until now. I went 13 months without doing a single post. Honestly, I just wasn’t inspired enough to write anything and like usual life got in the way – job sucking the life out of me and well, pretty much that’s all I did (I’ve been told I need to balance better, not work so much). I may only be 27 years old but I’ve been through a lot, especially in the last week, which has finally kicked me in the behind to start this blog. Bottom line, the last few years have taught me to only do what I love and surround myself with people who are like hearted.

So maybe this will end up being therapeutic, tell my experiences and help others who are going through the same thing. Or another creative outlet for me to share all the wonderful things I find and love. I’m always getting asked what am I wearing or how I made something, my lovely roommate calls me “Mini Martha” (as in Martha Stewart), you don’t even know how happy that makes me. But I’ll start this blog and see where it brings me. The hardest part has been just getting started….