Before The Ball Drops: My 2017 Recap

I cannot believe another year has come and gone. It seems like the older I get the faster the years pass. As a kid I couldn’t wait to be an adult. The years seemed to move so slow then and just like that, in the blink of an eye, I’m an adult. Now, I only wish to have time regress to an earlier time. Time before adulting.

My year started off as it always does – hopeful. I had many plans for the year and goals I wanted to make in life and business. But in early February, life gave me an enormous blow – my maternal grandmother passed away. The way I look at life and death changed. I spent most of the year after that in extreme grief that I thought I was handling “well”. However, before I knew it I was 20Ibs heavier (hello size 16) and my house was a MESS!

No one can tell you how you are going to handle grief. You can have every grief tip in the books at your disposal and at the end of the day, the grief process will look different for everyone. I surely didn’t know that I will be 20lbs heavier and extremely unhappy through this process. Somewhere around September or October I had a come to Jesus moment. I had to pull myself together. I prayed and prayed. I prayed more and harder. I needed to get it together. I love my grandmother but she is not coming back. And she would not want me to come “unglued” as she used to say when I would cry sometimes. She would want me to pick myself up, get my fitness in order and get back in this game of life.

So I did.

Games are won in the fourth quarter. And this year I had some major wins in the last few months of the year.

And these are just some of the wins that I’ve had recently. I’m so thankful to all of you for helping me reach my goals and your support of The Diva Inc. brand.

I’m officially ready for 2018. I’m thankful for the lessons that I was taught in 2017. God is so good even in the rough times. I could not be more grateful to all of my family and friends who rejoiced with me while I was up and mourned with me while I was down.

Loves, we are going to have an amazing time in 2018 and I hope you will come along with me for the ride. If you haven’t already be sure to subscribe to my newsletter. You won’t want to miss out on what’s coming!

I love you lots!!! Happy New Year Eve!

XOXOXO,

Crystal-Marie

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