“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Another year has just about come and gone and 2017 is almost upon us. What a year 2016 was! I don’t know about you guys but I am so ready for next year lol. Who’s with me? The first half of 2016 was a bit challenging for me. I was all over the place with my acting career and I just felt so scattered. I started blogging back in the spring and I was just doing it occasionally. Nothing solid was working out and the cloud of doubt set in. Negative thoughts had taken over my life. My acting career (lack of) was stressing me out and I was questioning my decision of being just another blogger. I decided I needed a time out. I took the summer off and enjoyed my time with my husband and we traveled to Mexico and celebrated our one year wedding anniversary.
September came around and that was when I decided to get honest with myself and get clear on what exactly it is I want. I purchased my first Erin Condren notebook and I decided to take charge of my life. I wrote down my acting goals I wanted to achieve by the end of the year and steps I would take to make it happen. I also decided to give blogging the full go. I wrote down and planned a handful of blog posts that excited me and what I wanted to share with the world. Within a couple of months I accomplished 2 of my 3 acting goals and booked 2 big projects. Blogging has brought so much enjoyment into my life and has become a huge outlet for me to keep my creative juices flowing. I have met so many fellow bloggers since going full on and that has created a beautiful community for me to share with like minded people and you all. My decision to sit down and plan what exactly it was I wanted helped me get that cloud of doubt and negativity out of my life. If you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail. Clear out all that is blocking you, sit down and start planning. Just get writing. I love the act of putting pen to paper. There is something powerful about writing down your goals. Writing it down takes you that much closer to achieving it. It has been put down, taken out of your mind and has come that much closer to manifesting in the physical world. Write it down! Plan, Plan, plan. Get creative and excited about it! Be full of joy when you’re planning, that will bring it into reality sooner. The more excited you get about planning your goals, the closer it will get to you.
I use my Erin Condren LifePlanner™ to stay on top of all my acting, blogging and life goals. I designed my planner exactly how I wanted it to fit my style. There are so many styles to choose from on the website but the “Imagine” planner is my favorite. The quote on it is one of my all time favorites. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you have imagined”. Just loooove it! Create that dream life of yours, it is yours to have. I also love the flower print planner and the marble cover planner is just so chic. I use their Snap- In dashboard to jot down my daily to do list every morning and their stickers are just so fun!
So I have teamed up with the amazing crew over at Erin Condren to bring you guys an awesome giveaway. You can win a planner like mine or design your own personally. The giveaway is for a $100 gift card.
To enter to win your own customizable 2017 LifePlanner™ or any other planner from Erin Condren follow these 3 easy steps.
1) FOLLOW @julietjoie & @erincondren on Instagram.
2) LIKE the giveaway photo
3)TAG a friend and comment below (on Instagram post) with one of your 2017 goals that you are going to smash.
I have always been a dreamer and I encourage you all to keep dreaming, imagining and get to planning. Lets make 2017 the greatest year ever! Let’s do this!
Fine print: You must complete steps 1 through 3 to be eligible to win. Winner will be selected randomly and will be notified by the end of day on December 5, 2016. This is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants release Instagram from responsibility and agree to Instagram’s term of use. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. Giveaway is open worldwide, but be sure to check the Erin Condren website to make sure you location can be shipped to. See additional charges.