My 2017 Word of the Year (& Link-Up)

February 20, 2017·

Shirt: EleganteesCardigan: Grace & Lace via The Flourish Market (use code “STILLBEINGMOLLY” for free shipping) | Jeans: PAIGE via Shopbop (also on Amazon!) | Booties: The Root Collective (use this link for 10% off)Necklace and Earrings: Sela Designs c/o Bar Necklace: oNecklace c/o (Use code “MOLLY10” for 10% off)Clutch: Sseko DesignsBracelets: Branded Collective & Mercy House Global

Photography by Em Grey

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I realized just this past weekend that I never shared with you guys my 2017 word of the year. I honestly kept going back and forth for what felt like forever (obviously an exaggeration) and couldn’t decide on my word… BUT, there was one word that just never left my mind. It kept hanging on no matter what I did and I could NOT get rid of it.

My 2017 word of the year is:

FLOURISH. (also “kustawi” which is Flourish in Swahili – focusing on my love of Kenya, too!)

I want to flourish in my life… both personally and professionally. I want to help OTHERS flourish. I want to find ways to help businesses and relationships and people flourish. Flourish just fits so perfectly with so much of what I’m doing lately… and it feels like such a great word to follow my 2016 word of the year which was “purposeful” (or purpose).

Last year was all about honing in on my purpose and what I want my life to be about… and this year it’s all about focusing on growing that purpose and flourishing in it.

What about you? Do you do a word of the year? If so, what is yours?

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Now, one more thing.  Carly and I are teaming up to do more than host our link up.  We are teaming up to share brands that we love……brands that give back.  Each week we’ll be collaborating with one of our favorite brands to share the cause they support, and their amazing products.

This week we are teaming up to share a few of our favorite small businesses.  I love Sela Designs because not only is she a small business, but she’s also a mama who is working hard to give back!!

Now, on to you guys…..our favorites last week?

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