Starting 2018 With All The Sequins & No Job... | A Pretty Penny

Starting 2018 With All The Sequins & No Job...

TOP: ASOS / SKIRT: Target (similar here & here) / SHOES: ASOS / EARRINGS: 7 Charming Sisters (similar here) / LIPS: Plumful by MAC

Happy New Year!
I can't believe how fast 2017 went and that it is already 2018! It is already off to a crazy start and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings me. I have so many fun things planned for this year and I can't wait to see them come to life. 

We celebrated the New Year by going to bed early and waking up at 4:00 A.M. so we could be to the airport in time for our early morning flight. Currently I am sitting in our hotel room in LA relaxing! A vacation is exactly what I need to get 2018 off to a great start.

2017 was such a great year and such a hard year for me. It was full of ups and downs, but I was so grateful to have family, friends and all my readers support throughout the whole year. I am going to do a 'year in review post,' so I will go over all my favorite memories, but I wanted to touch base on where I'm at now.

2 weeks ago I decided to quit my job. I put in my 2 weeks notice and decided I was done. Between blogging, depression and the stress of life it was too much going on for me. My job was a big factor in a lot of stress in my life, and it added to my depression. So I wanted to take a step in the right direction to lighten that burden. They roped me into staying 2 days a week instead of quitting completely, and it will be very flexible. Which I think will be good for me. I don't know quite what it is like to have no job yet. I am not making as much money from my blog as I would a full time job, so I think it will be a good transition phase.

This is a good thing, and also a very scary way to start out 2018. I am thrilled because it will give me more time to devote to my blog! I have only had a full time job for a long time so this is all so new for me. I am excited to find myself again in 2018; to work on myself, my blog and learn to love myself and nurture the relationships that I have. 

I think 2018 is gonna be the year for me! I have some big goals and ideas. I think I am finally ready to go after them. No one is going to chase them but me. I am ready for you 2018!





  1. Congrats on devoting more time to things you love and good luck on the transition! This outfit is so perfect for the new year! XO

    1. Thank you so so much! It will be something totally new, but I have my fingers crossed! Yes, I agree! I love sequins for the new year.