Reflecting | 2016

2016 - what a year!  Looking back at the year, it certainly had the highs and the lulls, but one that offered a lot of growth.  I was thinking back to every month and a highlight from each... the list goes as follows:

January - Stated 1st Acting Class
February - Moved in with Chris
March - Recommitted to side ventures with health & writing/blogging more as well as booked fitness modeling with True Fitness
April - Filmed 1st lead role in an independent film
May - Quit my office job, and took on being part of an opening-cast of the Marilyn & The Diamond Bellas show at Universal Studios
June - GOT ENGAGED!
July - Rediscovered health & led a group of girls to fitness
Aug - Completed 2nd Acting Intensive & dedicated vacation time to my girlfriends visiting in town
Sep - Filmed at the Citrus Bowl with Chris for 1st time
Oct - Was a bridesmaid & turned 29!
Nov - Designed & Hosted our 1st Friendsgiving party at our place
Dec - Revolutionized my organization techniques and took on a KonMari / Capsule Wardrobe method to simplify my surroundings

2016 brought so much positivity & happy memories into my life, so I aim to keep this momentum going into 2017...

My 2017 resolutions are: pray more - exercise more - grow with cooking - finally learn Spanish to use when traveling - travel out of the country - more "Rachel & Chris" time - be on time if not early hah! - build confidence - consistently write - inspire others with my work - make more meaningful friendships - grow the relationships I have already - keep my plants alive - plan a wedding or decide on a destination elopement - save more & freelance more - really give 100% to things before bouncing to another idea - visit home every couple months - make more time for friends I don't see everyday - keep my car clean - finish my laundry and fold it - no more impulsive shopping - close the kitchen cabinets - journal regularly - use my new planner - plan more yet still embrace my spontaneous-ish tendencies 

 photo:  Snippitts Productions

photo:  Snippitts Productions