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I have been in the mood to write lately. Well writing is one of my favorite things to do, I normally get started on my new years resolutions early, but this holiday season has been really tough for me. Due to family and money problems I have been wrapped up in my emotional feelings finding solace between eating cookies and stolen moments with my niece and nephew. The last month of 2015 for me has been hectic. I am worn out, tired, and emotionally drained. But it’s 2016 when the clock strikes 12 tonite, and you know what that means. A New Year, Fresh Slate, New Beginnings, and a chance to start over and continue building on this dream life.

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RESOLUTIONS, SMELSOLUTIONS

One of my biggest resolutions for 2016 is to be less hard on myself. I have the tendency to beat myself up when I can’t solve everything or don’t stay on schedule. I resolve to like in the past, simply do my best.

MAKE TIME FOR LOVE, IN 2016.

I have a really crazy schedule and I don’t really put myself out there that much. Or I make excuses for why something can’t work. This year, I want to live a little on the wild side more and make time for love. I also want to be more confident in my conquests.

DECLUTTER MY LIFE & LIVING SPACE

You know what they say, a cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind. Living in my small parisienne apartment last year I noticed things piled up pretty quickly. It’s one of my NY resolutions to make a work space for myself this year and keep my living space more organized.

EAT, MEH, MORE HEALTHY, MEHHHHH

Yeah. Enough said. Eating healthy can be fun, you just gotta go for it, and begin.

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WASH MY FACE BEFORE BED & DO MY CREAMS – EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.

I know this seems like a simple one, but when you don’t wear makeup everyday you can have the tendency to be pretty lazy to wash your face before bed and do your cream rituals especially if you stay up late like me. But to keep your skin clear and clean it’s a must.

TRAVEL (EVEN) MORE.

Tokyo. Thailand. Korea. Morocco. I’m coming for you.

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TURN CREATIVITY INTO MORE MONEY, SAY NO TO WORKING FOR FREE

If you work in the creative industry, you know the struggle. This year it’s one of my NY resolutions to take my business game more serious and turn success into dollars. No more Misses Nice Influencer. If brands want to use you to make money they need to understand that you too need to pay your bills and cannot provide for yourself with just products. No Money, No Honey.

BECOME A GIRL BOSS.

In addition to focusing on the business aspect, I am setting a goal to pay more attention to detail and the professional side of things. When you are nice, people always try to take advantage without fail. Being a boss means being nice, and on top of your stuff but also being very clear from the beginning that you will not take any shit.

VOLUNTEER MORE, HELP OTHERS. GIVE BACK A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU RECEIVE.

I have always been very passionate about volunteering but since I have gotten more busy with work and moved to another country I have been a little lazy to find ways and opportunities to volunteer and give back. In the new year I hope to prepare these opportunities more for myself and for others.

DESIGNATE MOMENTS TO DISCONNECT

One of my friends always shuts their cell phone off when they are on vacation and when they go to bed. I admire her for this because every night I fall asleep with my love in hand, my samsung. In 2016 I want to learn how to disconnect more. When I am with my family, at dinner, with friends, and when I more importantly need to get some rest. It can wait.

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All in all this year has been an adventure full of blessings and exciting things. I can’t wait to work harder and see what 2016 has in store for me and the people I love. Thank you to each and every one of you supporting me, and She is the Light. Love to my team and the people that work so hard beside me to bring you content.

Also more importantly Merci to the friends who have become family. I love you guys more than you know, thank you for being with me during such hard times this year.

I am sleepy and it’s only 6pm here in the states! I will be watching the ball drop with my babies from the same couch as last year, missing one of my brothers but still in good spirits. I wish all of you the best NYE ever. Be Safe out there!

Gros Bis,
Auri

photos: @Marionlietout
MUAH: @HannahNathalie
Dress: @Boohoofrance