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January 4, 2019

IT’S 2019!

colorful fireworks

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I was tagged in a 12 Lessons in 12 Months post by Lavrax and thought, what better way to recap my year than this?! I’ve learned and done so much in the past 12 months and I am truly so ecstatic to work hard and see what 2019 has to offer!

 

January 2018

Changing what you want in life, your whole idea around what success looks like, is a good thing to do if it’s what you wanna do.

I grew up thinking I wanted to be a wife and a mother most importantly but I had a passion for business and working and this year I realized that I want to put that first. (And not just because no one seems to want to wife me up😉) So, that is exactly what I am doing.

[Related: Insecurities post]

This is the month I turned my internship into a full-time job and I will be celebrating my official 1-year anniversary on January 29! I have been able to work with some seriously amazing coworkers and I have learned so much about marketing and myself through the job. I am so grateful for the job and the two amazing and empowering women bosses that I have that made this all possible for me!

[Related: Women Wednesday: Lela Gerald (one of my empowering AF bosses!)]

 

February 2018

Self-care is NOT selfish. 

I’m not sure who I was living life for before this. But it certainly wasn’t me. I have always been a people pleaser and I don’t think that will change BUT I’ve learned it shouldn’t hurt me in the process. It’s important to say no to things that aren’t healthy for you. It’s important to take time for yourself. It’s important to live life to the fullest for YOU.

Don’t worry about what people say or think about you. (Yes, I know easier said than done.) But don’t let it take over your life or let it change how you see yourself. I am still working on this but I am doing very well.(:

 

March 2018

I learned you don’t stop aging.

I turned 23 on March 15th. I had to work on my bday but my dad was in town so we celebrated with some Memphis BBQ, a UKrop’s cake and some Hulu binge watching. I then got to go home the next weekend to party with fraaaands

This year my birthday falls on a Friday and I will absolutely be home visiting for it. Yay!🥂

 

April 2018

I learned that my mom was right about just about everything she taught me in life which is really annoying.

But like also very helpful. It is crazy how much I’ve realized this year that loving yourself comes first and is the only way I believe you can truly love someone else. So, thanks mom for teaching me that lesson even though it took me many, many years to hear you and realize it is very true.

 

May 2018

Working out is extremely good for both my physical and emotional health.

Gross, I know.

Yet another thing my mom and dad were right about. Gross x2 lol!

 

June 2018

I met some incredibly ambitious and talented people who had a big part in pushing me to do something ambitious.

Glow Co. & Me

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Monahan and Annalise Mahanes from the band Glow Co. They played at the Tin Roof here in Memphis and after introducing myself (introvert, say whaaat?!), we became friends!

These two stay grinding on their music and it’s truly inspirational to me. I love working and I love working on passion projects the most. I had no idea what to do with my free time, but when I met them it urged me to figure it out.

 

Along with the band, Michael customizes shoes and they are hella fire. Check me out in them⇓, blog colors and all.😍 And go follow him on Instagram and get yourself a pair!

[You can check out my very first Women Wednesday on the fabulous Annalise Mahanes!!]

[AND you should go check out Glow Co.’s amazing website that just went live on the 1st of January!!]

 

July 2018

I’m not unbreakable or invincible. Sadly.

The upswing in my emotional health over the past year has been incredible. I love myself a lot. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still get so, so sad. And when I get so sad, I end up getting a little disappointed in myself for not being “stronger” or not letting it affect me the way it does.

But I’m allowed to have those days. We all are. And there is nothing like a hella motivational, positive day that follows these days that makes it all better. I can usually always count on a mood boost the day after a bad day.

 

Power Posing my way through 2018!

August 2018

I learned that I am capable of a whole lot of shit.

I put together our website by watching videos and reading how-to articles and I think launching this website has been one of my proudest moments in life. There is a lot a person can do when they put their mind to it and it’s really incredible to see yourself do just that.

 

September 2018

BLOGGING IS LIFE. 

We launched MyLifelines on September 1, 2018 and it is EVERYTHING. Well, not everything. It is currently void of making me an income but, you know, maybe one day. I am honestly surprised it took me this long to start a blog. Not only is it giving me a space to learn marketing and writing, it is also providing me with so many new friendships with people around the world and it gives me a place to put out my thoughts which, weirdly, sometimes people like to read my thoughts. <3

 

Also, a HUGE shout out to my Twitter friends who are always there for me even when I am drowning!! You can get to know them in our Twitter Friends post!!

 

October 2018

I realized I have a serious passion for empowering women and working towards having more women in leadership roles.

There is so much I still have to learn about where I want this blog and my passion to go. I am learning a ton about what is important and what we need to pay attention to and shine a light on and I am figuring out how to do it, and in what style. It has been amazing learning from so many brilliant women. We have been able to meet many through our Women Wednesday segment and that is going to continue to be amazing in 2019!

[RELATED: Our new Women At Work page is for all of us to continue to grow personally and professionally. Check it out and sign up to get the eBook I have been working on!! It will be available in less than two weeks!! <3]

 

November 2018

Going into business with your best friends is hella hard but not impossible.

We still have a long way to go and there are many things we all need to work on together and separately. But without the two loves of my life, Lauren and Jordan, this would not have been possible/I would have lost my mind if I had to do it by myself. I am so excited to go into our first FULL year of MyLifelines and I can’t wait to see what Lauren, Jordan and I will come up with and what we will learn about ourselves and each other.✨

 

December 2018

I realized this year was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and I can’t wait for another wonderful one! 

My perspective changed a lot throughout the course of 2018. I learned what was important to me, what was healthy for me and what I could do to continue to better my life and my future. I started living for me. And I started this blogging adventure, with my besties, for me and for you!!

I hope it has helped some of you. Even if it’s just by bringing a smile or a laugh to your face. That’s what we are here for! Thanks for being on this journey with us. <3

What will 2019 Abby bring?!

[If you want to use these fill-in 2019 Goals and Habits, we’d love for you to download them. They are available here.]

I have filled out my goals and habits for 2019, that you can check out above!! I have been working really hard on this Personal Development and Goals eBook for you all that will be ready to goooooo in under two weeks!! I hope you will join me in filling each monthly sheet out and chatting with me about it! 😀

I have a lot in store for this year! I would love to start freelancing and making my own income. I believe I would like to be closer to my family and friends, so a move might be in the works. I can’t wait for all that is going to happen over the next 361 days and I can’t wait to experience it all with you!

 

What’re your 2019 Goals?! Hopefully we can help you out!!

Abby

  • Reply
    Lavrax
    January 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    This just made me emotional. I feel like I was there with you this whole year even though I’ve only known you for ONLY (nearly) FOUR MONTHS. Omg. You’re such an inspiration and you’re my favourite A ever. You’re going to do amazing things and I am so happy and so proud to call you my friend. I hope I can definitely be on your level when I’m 23! You’re lits my role model lol xx

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      Abigail Heird
      January 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      OMG, I love you so much!! You are going to take on 23 and absolutely kill it!! Here for you always!! <3

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    hanmwill
    January 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I always feel so positive and empowered after reading your posts! Sounds like you’ve had a great year and I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for you and my lifelines! Mum’s are always right and they always know best, I don’t know how they do it but damn, they do! And amen to having those down days, sometimes for no reason at all but they still hit! They just make you appreciate the good ones even more! x

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      Abigail Heird
      January 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Awh, so glad!! That’s is our whole purpose!!<3 It was a good year. Thank you for your lovely comment, Han!! Can't wait to see what you will bring to 2019 as well!!

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    Chloe Chats
    January 4, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    What a year you’ve had, it looks like it’s been amazingly positive and I’m so happy for you! Looks like you have some great people in your life, and you deserve all the happiness in the world! I hope 2019 is just as good or if not better!!! <3

    Chloe xx

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      Abigail Heird
      January 4, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      It was a great year! So glad I met you and all of our other birdie friends!! <3 Can't wait for another killer year!! I hope you have an amazing one as well!

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    Geraldine
    January 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Happy New Year! I Loved reading this girl, a couple of your points made me laugh, like how our mothers are right about everything lol! It sometimes pisses me off!! Like STOP BEING RIGHT FOR ONCE hahaha. You have accomplished SO MUCH and I’m incredibly proud of you!! I can’t believe you launched it September 1st, I could’ve sworn you had this going for years and years!! You really put a lot of effort into it and have come so far! WELL DONE! Also those printables done by Vinny are very cute! 🙂

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      Abby
      January 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Awh, thanks girl! It was a great year!! Yes Moms are annoyingly right hahah. I know I can’t believe it was only September. What was I doing before this?!? Also, the printables I made!! I am working on a whole eBook too. It will be launched soon! Thanks for your support!!❤️

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    Jessica
    January 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Looks like you’ve had a great year, lovely 😊 can’t wait to see what you get up to this year. Sending you lots of love, hugs, luck and good vibes for this year xx

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    yvonnewabai
    January 5, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I love this! Your posts are always great.

    Yvonne Wabai | https://yvonnewairimuwabai.weebly.com

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    alisonw30
    January 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    What a brilliant year! I love reading my lifelines and actually thought you’d been around longer! I’m so glad I got to collaborate with you on the TED talk post and then later have got to know you better on Twitter 🙂 Looking forward to cheering you on in 2019! 😘

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    mariexceline
    January 6, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I enjoyed reading this a lot and I’m excited to see how 2019 is for you 💕

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    Shanz
    January 8, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Such an amazing post with great lessons learned. Being happy in a job is really hard to find, im glad that you have that and that you have female ‘boss’ bosses! Yassss🙌🏻. Lol July meh that’s my birth month and a really emotional roller coaster eh I skipped over it 🙈. Fitness= yess ! Keep it up. Blogging is everything lol ha true. Mom and dad were right lol mines aren’t 🙏🥰. I truly enjoyed reading this.

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    Anna Reel
    January 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Ahhhhh I loved reading this! Such great lessons. And I’m so excited for this year for you because I know it’s going to be AMAZING! I can’t wait to see you continue to grow and KICK BUTT! 😉 <3

    Also…are you by the St. Louis Arch in that 2nd shoe pic??????

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      Abigail Heird
      January 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      YES!! Before I knew you😭 Planning to visit you this year!!

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