The 2017 Rewrite

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw

This morning I took a few moments to read back through a few of my posts from New Year's past... one of the reasons I love having this space is for my own ability to reflect back.

Truly, when I started my first blog it was the only reason I was writing it. Well that and I’m a serious life romantic and truly believe in the power of manifesting our dreams. I say it all the time actually. 

I believe if I write it, it's set out into the stratosphere and the planets will pick it up and spin it into reality.

Of course Mercury went into retrograde yesterday and Mercury is the ruler of communication. What does that mean for us? Well it's all the things a retrograde Mercury is famous for: disruption, breakdowns and complications. However it also means it's time to revise, rewrite and reconnect. Mercury is the planet of alchemy. 

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by the way, this is what it actually looks like when Ben and I snap photos for the blog, social, etc... being honest, these candid moments are what actually makes this stuff fun! it's amazing how often we don't share what's truly going on in life, because you know... keeping up with the joneses (or kardashians in this generation, kidding you guys kidding) you know - that perceived perfect image is, well hard. on my goals list this coming year? keep the creatively flowing, in an authentic way, while having a blast while doing it.  

by the way, this is what it actually looks like when Ben and I snap photos for the blog, social, etc... being honest, these candid moments are what actually makes this stuff fun! it's amazing how often we don't share what's truly going on in life, because you know... keeping up with the joneses (or kardashians in this generation, kidding you guys kidding) you know - that perceived perfect image is, well hard. on my goals list this coming year? keep the creatively flowing, in an authentic way, while having a blast while doing it.  

Before I had this space I had a tumblr page, I shared things I loved... visuals that were inspiring me. From there I began a personal style blog, however what I do here today is a serious departure from that.

There came a moment when I realized that I wasn't here to share updates on Nordstrom sales and the latest high heel shoe trend, for example. (Although there's certainly nothing wrong with that!) I wanted a space to share my story and the stories of those I love and admire - bon vivants collecting perspective from around the globe. In that there’s a bit of self exploration that happens in the travels and in the type of writing I do - and hopefully you all identify with that and that's why you are here! 

Even though we don't necessarily speak directly, I am so grateful for you and want to share stories, places and, yes, sometimes even styles, that you all keep coming back for. 

So as Mercury retrogrades in Capricorn (the planetary realm of goals, dreams and ambition) I'm asking you all to share with me your dreams for the New Year - let's do some rewrites together. When it comes to setting goals for the New Year, there's often a lengthy checklist of things we'd like to accomplish right?!

So forget the lengthy list, let's go with 3 things. 3 goals for 2017. I'll be back before the New Year with my 3 goals, in the meantime, be thinking of yours too ok?! Feel free to leave a note with yours below if you've already got them. Can't wait to hear what's brewing for you guys. 

xoxo,

Andi

p.s. I'm doing a little giveaway of these frames later this week on Instagram. Be sure to follow along if you'd like to win them!