Let me start off with the fact that I tend to be hardheaded. Anyone else willing you admit that? Just ask either of my parents or my husband and they will agree without hesitation. I’m also sure they have dozens of stories to back it up too but we won’t go there. This trait has at times served me well. In business for example, once I have my head and my heart set on something, there’s no talking me out of it. I’m incredibly goal driven and don’t give up easily. In other situations, it’s very much a weakness. Lessons are learned but not without a lot of heartache and sometimes pain. Let’s just say, God’s still very much working on me. 😉

As an Enneagram 3, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a “strong” person. I can be when I need to be. I’m actually pretty sensitive and I cry very easily when I’m frustrated or deeply moved. If you’ve attended Cookiers LIVE you know what I’m talking about. I love order and thrive in the position of leader. I’m an achiever, sometimes to a fault. I love the challenge of figuring things out and tackling projects. Years ago I would have shrunk back at any of those titles. Today I own them. The good and the bad. I’m very much a work in progress. Aren’t we all?

Reflecting through the struggles and the blessings of 2020 it was repeatedly beat over my head that I’m not in control. Have you heard the saying, “We make plans and God laughs”? Well that was pretty much my 2020 and I’m sure you felt the same way at least once or even a half a dozen times. I made plans. I made plans and God showed up and reminded me that He was in control. He brought people, into my life with messages I needed to hear. To be honest, some of those messages were not easy to accept. He redirected my focus when my priorities began to tip. Listen, I’m not saying that 2020 was horrible or that I’m not blessed. It wasn’t, and I very much am. What I’m saying is 2020 came with a lot of self discovery. Some hard truths and some sweet revelations. A mix of sweet & saucy so to speak. I’m thankful for them both. Both were served up with a heaping spoonful of truth and lessons that needed to be learned. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon of 2020 was a dumpster fire. I’m going to challenge you to dig a little deeper. What did 2020 teach you? Were you willing to

My greatest take away of 2020 is to revel in simplicity and obedience. I’m entering the new year with a desire for quiet peace. I have a desire to go back to the basics. I feel a renewed clarity with a laser focus targeted on my priorities and not getting caught up in “being busy”. As we step into the new year, we’re already making changes, drafting plans, and building excitement here at Sweet & Saucy Life that align with my priorities for life and the business. I’m excited for what we have in store for our Virtual Cookie Club members, Subscription Box subscribers, coaching clients, and you! I’ve received a very clear message and I’m being obedient. The best is yet to come and regardless of what noise the world brings to our door, it’s up to you and me to quiet the chaos in our homes and businesses and focus on who and what truly matters. What changes or habits are you taking into 2021 and which ones are you leaving behind? I’d love to hear about them!