I’m preparing myself to see social media flooding with posts about 2017, how awesome a year it was and hearing about everyone’s big goals for 2018. Was your 2017 awesome? Or are you like me and excited to move on to 2018?

I’m not going to lie. This past year has been tough. So many changes, so many losses and so many ups and downs. I won’t bore you with the details, but in a nut shell I left my good paying job at a mine, we said goodbye to my husband’s grandparents, our family had some losses and we were constantly in limbo while our house was for sale. We are now a few provinces over and maybe not starting completely over again, but definitely building back up. It was tougher than I thought saying goodbye to some really great friends, however we decided to move for many positive reasons that we really are excited about.

I have SO much to be thankful for and I’m working on accepting that life isn’t perfect, it doesn’t go as planned and that’s okay. It really is hard for a “planner” to accept that, but I’m getting there. I believe there is reason for how life works out and I’m going to believe 2018 has some great things for our family.

On a positive note, my Sew Bright Creations business had many record sales months and I only went to one market the whole year! I hope to do more local markets in our new area (Smithers, BC) and keep this blog and my shop going in 2018. Make sure to message me if you’d like to be featured on the blog for 2018, spots are filling fast! {sewbrightcreations@gmail.com with subject: blog feature}.

I could choose to only post the positives and tell you how amazing 2017 was, but it’s important to remember that what you share on social media doesn’t have to be an act, it can be the real stuff too. This is real.

So for the mommas and everyone else out there who is reading this and maybe didn’t have an awesome 2017, its OKAY! Whatever your year was like, its over now, so let’s celebrate and make 2018 full of happiness <3


From my family to yours, Happy New Year Everyone!

xo Jackie


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