A Year of New Beginnings | A Look Towards The Future

New Year Nikki's Haven | Photography by Naama Arrington

The New Year is now upon us and as we start to embark on these 366 days (yes it's a leap year), I had to take time to reflect on the happenings of 2015. Now I wanted to get this blog up before the new year but I just couldn't get the words out of my fingers. The end of 2015 didn't end how I would have liked for my blog. I had planned tons of content, new ideas for videos, and started a series. After about 2 weeks my motivation went totally out the window and my stress level sky rocketed to 100. 

So the first thing I want to do is apologize to all my readers and followers. I sent out a lot of promises that were not fulfilled and that is not how I wanted to go into 2016. This year I have vowed I will not outwardly promise anything unless I know for sure I can deliver. So, yes, some things will come unexpectedly and other things will be planned. Overall my goal for 2016 is just to live in the moment and give you all the best content (and me), as possible. 

2015 brought a ton of new beginnings in my life, and I couldn't have asked for a better year so far in my life. I launched Nikki's Haven January, 5th last year and one year later it has grown to be more then I could of asked for and I am looking to add more and more this year. I want to build more relationships with you all and continue to build on what was started only a mere year ago. With ups, comes downs, and even with some lack of motivation I found myself expanding Nikki's Haven into my personal life. 

Personally I grew a relationship with myself. I found myself exploring my worth, and what I could provide for others. My series with body image not only helped me to see that I am not the only one that has struggled, but also showed me what I can add to others lives by speaking out. When I signed with Oiselle it brought a overwhelming feeling of joy that lead to putting myself into a community of women who lift each other up every step of the way. A community that is constantly pushing my limits and I'm excited to see what the rest of the year will bring with this community behind me. 

Now as I look forward to 2016 I see myself expanding myself a little more. Not only have I set my blogging goals for 2016 but I have added YouTube and personal goals. As Nikki's Haven hits the big but my blogging hits the big 4 year this year and I want to celebrate like there's no looking back. So what am I planning? Well, I am not making any promises. So I want you all to include what you want to see. Here are a few snippets that are already planned this year.

  1. A 2016 Indoor & Outdoor Track Season
  2. My Brothers Wedding in April
  3. My Brothers Graduation from College in May 
  4. Olympic Trials in July
  5. Cousins Wedding in September

4 days in to this year I am already excited, pumped and looking forward to bright things the rest of 2016. Happy New Year!