August is here!!

This happens to be my favorite month. Why you ask? Aside from a pretty awesome person being born this month (cough, ME!), I love that August represents new beginnings as the 8th month. For the past few days, I've been compelled to take action on some things to launch me into where I see myself in the future, personally and professionally, and what better month than my birthday month to kick things into high gear.

As many of you know, I'm a woman of faith, so I've been in prayer over some big goals and dreams I have.  With 4 more months left in the year, you may have some goals you haven't reached yet too, so I figure we could all use some motivation to finish the year strong, right?! We can do it! I received this text message and photo from my mom this morning out of the blue that I believe is a testament that August is going to be amazing not just for me, but for you, too:

"It's a brand new month."

"It's a brand new month."

As soon as I read it, I had the biggest smile on my face, and was overwhelmed with such renewed optimism. So let this be encouragement to all of you, whether things are going amazingly well or there's some things you really want to achieve - it's a new month and an opportunity for bigger AND better. As I face this new month, I'm also reminded of the message shared by my youth pastor on Sunday, "I'm Next - Ready, Set, Go"! I used to run track, so I'm channeling the former sprinter in me and my laser focused instinct to push out of the blocks and cross the white line as a champion. We all have our own race to run and dreams to achieve, so I hope you win, too! Even if things aren't happening as fast as you want them to, be confident in knowing you're next :)

What's one goal that you've achieved thus far this year? Share below, so I celebrate your win and your many wins ahead. I'll go first, one of my goals was to do 2 styled shoots this year, and I'm happy to share I have already done both which were amazing! I may even surpass this goal, as I have more inspiration burning in me that I have to let out in design. Hope you have a great start to the month!

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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