Happy New Year! I cannot wait to celebrate tomorrow evening and ring in the New Year with my family, friends, and boyfriend. It is crazy to think that this is my very last post of 2016! Granted I did start Styled By Madalyn Joy on November 1, 2016; however, time sure does fly when you're having fun. I really wanted to do something fun for this New Year's post so instead of photographing it outside somewhere, we opted to play dress up in one of my favorite vintage boutiques, Dime A Dance, located in Cedarburg. The owner let us try on coats and accessories and shoot all around the store. It was a truly perfect way to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017!
I really enjoy making New Year's Resolutions but to be honest, I have a difficult time completing all of them because they tend to be too broad or unrealistic. I think the one I have had on my list the longest is to get a body like a Victoria's Secret Angel. Yeah that goes great until I see sour gummies and cinnamon rolls and pretty much just food in general and decide a moment on the lips is worth it for a life time on the hips. I am hoping to find more balance in diet and exercise this year! Haha
I wanted to share a couple of my New Year's Resolutions below but I truly would love to hear some of yours in return! I love reading your comments! <3
1. Find a full time job!
2. Read the news more.
3. Design some really fun and amazing pieces for the blog!
4. Take a trip to Paris.
5. Find balance in my diet and exercise regimes.
Finally, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has joined me on this exciting, new journey and I am eternally grateful for all of your love and support. Thank you to the talented Cassie Sterwald who photographs every post because without you I simply wouldn't have a blog. Thank you to Ben Rennicke for your motivational speeches and for always encouraging me to keep posting even when I ask, "Does anyone even read the blog? What's the point of this!?" Thank you to my parents for providing me with your support and believing in me even though I still may be an unemployed college graduate living at home with my parents. I am pursuing my dreams because of you both! Thank you to all my friends for persuading me to start a blog and thank you to everyone who has simply stopped by to check it out. I couldn't have done it without you all!
Cheers to 2017!