What have I learned in 2016?
You can’t do it all by yourself. As much as we think we can, we can’t. We need a team or a tribe to hold us accountable and essentially help with bringing the bigger picture to life.
I have items on my vision board that didn’t come to fruition this year, and you know what. That’s okay.
Add on to them or change them. New Goals, New Year!
I took some trips this year that allowed me to connect more with my purpose. I connected with family members that I never knew existed, and reconnected with some people during unlikely circumstances.
I overexerted myself in some areas, and simply loss the grip on some in my personal and professional life.
But. Hey. That’s life.
I started a new career path, in order to give back to my community, and find peace within my current journey.
I learned that you can be unqualified for a powerful position and still secure the job. It takes guts, and you have to be willing to put yourself out there. You will have naysayers, or as the millennials say “haters” but you can’t worry about them. Do what’s best for you.
I had to get back to me this year. I’m going to focus more on what works best for my sanity. People won’t always understand what you’re doing, but for those that trust you they will support.
2017 will be a huge year of branding for Steele Lens and what falls under the umbrella of the company.
The first book in the Adventures of Alleykats series was released, and the support has been EVERYTHING. Looking forward to releasing book 2 in 2017.
The Final 48 Project continues to prove to me that the documentary and photography campaign is necessary. Honestly, take a look at your timeline. A lot of your friends have suffered a significant loss this year. We need love and support from each other more than ever.
The annual #SteeleThankful Challenge will be bigger and better and that’s thanks to you all. You trusted me, participated, and we all learned so much about ourselves.
I will continue to keep the faith, and believe that God has some amazing things in store in order to make this world a better place.
Throwing Glitter and Lots of Love going into 2017!