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Happy New Year! - Life Lately + My Word of the Year

Happy New Year everyone! Christmas break has been so productive for me. I've managed to get a lot of things done around the house and get some much needed rest.




I've been organizing things and getting rid of old makeup, skincare, and hair care products and it feels so good to have the extra space in my closets. So much has been going on and I want to share an update with you guys.


My Home Office Update 

I'm finally working on my wall art gallery in my office space. Over the past few years I've picked up cute wall art but I haven't decided where to hang it all. After picking up this statement painting at TJ Maxx, I decided to work on displaying them together.



My Surprise 

If you follow me on Instagram you may remember that I said I have a surprise for you. Well, here she is! Gbaby number three is here! December was crazy busy as I tried to prepare for Christmas and stay on call ready for baby girl's arrival, not to mention being on grandma duty helping where I can. My girls have kept me busy but I love it.



My Word of the Year 

Now that we are in the new year, people have begun making their new year's resolutions, goals and vision boards. I don't resolutions, instead, I like to look back on the last year and think of what I'd like to work on in the coming year.




I hadn't planned to do a word of the year but the other day one came to mind. I had been listening to a sermon about Joy and the words really moved me. The pastor spoke of the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness can be based on people or things I.e. I'm happy because someone did this or that. But joy remains regardless of what happens in your life.

"Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to experience but are very different. ... It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is based on other people, things, places, thoughts, and events." - Psychologies.co


So this year I'm going to try to focus on living a life with more joy and not letting my circumstances steal that joy from me. Pray for me y'all!


How has the year been going so far for you?


16 comments

  1. Congrats on the new baby in your family and happy 2020! Home office is looking very nice!

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  2. Happy New Year! Congratulations on grandbaby number 3...so precious 🙂

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  3. Congratulations!!! She's adorable!! I love the pics from TJ Maxx!!!

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  4. We have the same word. :-) Congrats on the new baby and can't wait to see more on the home office.

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  5. Love this. My word of the year id confidence and I'm so looking forward to walking in that every day. I wish you all the best with walking in your Joy.

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  6. Your grand baby looks so cute. I wish you the best for the new year!

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  7. Love that wall art and joy is always a word, feeling,and ACTION I welcome in my life. Besides battling some colds over here, the year is off to a great start.

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  8. I love your word of the year. I started doing a word of the year 2 years ago and it has really inspired me throughout my journey. May your year be filled with unspeakable joy!

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  9. 2020... hmmmm.... so far so good. Joy is a great word! Your new grandbaby is absolutely gorgeous. Happy New Year!

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  10. Congratulations of the new gbaby! She is adorable. I love the art piece you chose, truly giving some inspiration for me to final pull my boring office together.

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  11. Uhhhg! I hate that the artwork is sold out. I'm living for them! Much joy coming to you in 2020 and congrats on your new grandbaby.

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  12. So far, so good. Getting back into the swing of things after a two week break from school was a little rough.
    I'm still working on my post about my word for the year. I'm thinking about making it a continuous theme for my 2020 blog posts ~ to incorporate this energizing word.

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  13. I love your artwork, it looks really nice. My word for the year is heard and so far I'm off to an excellent start.

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  14. Congrats to your 3rd glamBaby!!! Also that picture your put up is so pretty!

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  15. Belated Happy New Year! I love your art gallery! And your baby is too cute!

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