My 2015 Book List

Hello Darling Hearts!

I recently purchased Leonie Dawson’s 2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook and so far I am loving it!

There are so many amazing pages full of inspiration! (A preview of those pages)

One of the recent pages I filled out was the “Books I’d Like to Read” page.

Last year I read one of the best books I have ever read. It was called Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It was probably one of the craziest emotional roller coasters of a book I’ve ever read.

I usually hate sad endings. I feel this way because I think that there are enough sad endings in the world already, and I usually want to read a book that gets me away from all of that.

But Little Bee was different.

I found that book sitting in the $2 section at the Galveston Bookstore. (Funny isn’t it? I would pay $20 for it now, having read it.)  I read the back and felt the need to buy it. So I followed my instinct. And I’m glad I did.

After reading Little Bee, I decided I wanted to read more books that made me feel. Books that made me think. That inspired me to be better.

So I started looking.

I found so many books that I can’t wait to start reading. I hope they will be just as great as they sound. I thought I might take a minute and share some of my list with you now.

So, let’s begin!

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Hello New Year!

Hello Darling Hearts!

It’s a brand new year and I’m so glad to be sharing it with you!

After going through the amazing Susannah Conway’s Find Your Word for 2015: A Free Five-Day Email Class, I have found my word for this year.

My word is:

Why believe?

Because this is the year I start to believe that my dreams can become my reality.

Last year I started the process of believing in myself, (still a work in progress), and now I am ready to move forward a bit more.

Actually, a lot more. I have so many goals to accomplish this year.

I have things I want to do, and for the first time, I am believing that I can do them!

My goals might seem a bit daunting to me right now. And, who knows, I might not get them all accomplished this year. But who cares? I started. And I’ll keep on going.

I’m not going to finish this race on my own time. I accept that. I don’t have control over everything and I’m just going to have to live with it.

But I do have control over whether or not I try. And I’m going to do it.

And I will finish the race. 

Not when I think I should. But when I need to. Not when my mind thinks I need to. But when God knows I need to.

Some of my life goals for this year are:

Be MYSELF in everything I do, despite what others may think of me.


Be less self conscious when it comes to pictures of myself.


Art journal more.


Fill out my Gratitude journal (gift from Granny) completely.


Take more beautiful photographs, just because.


Some of my business goals for this year are:


Make YouTube videos such as vlogs/challenges/etc.


Blog/vlog *at least* once a week.


Write an eBook (maybe more than one) and offer it for sale on my blog.


Purchase better equipment to improve my blog/videos.


Add some listings to Etsy


Design my blog to look just how I want it.


Purchase a custom domain name.

Become affiliates for/collaborate with some of my favorite people/companies so that I can share the love.


Give back to spread the positivity.



While you’re reading this you’ll find me celebrating the New Year with my Star Sisters, letting go of the past and preparing for the future. I hope you’ll come back to join me on my journey.

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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The Amazing 2014 – A Proper Goodbye

Hello Darling Hearts!

Well, we’re officially here!

This is the last day of 2014. 

I will remember this year for the rest of my life.

It was amazing. It was perfect. It was everything I ever dreamed of.

I did it.

I believed in myself. I created myself. I allowed myself permission to be myself.

Wow.

I found something I love doing. I dared to dream of a future that I get to help determine.

I did it.

And I’m proud of myself for it.

If in 2013 you told me any of this was going to happen, I’d never have believed you.

Me? Try something? Start believing that I can do something? That I am meant for something?

Nope.

But I set a goal this year. A goal that I accomplished.


And I’m ready to move on.

I’ve got more goals for next year. And I plan on accomplishing them.

I’m ready to change. I’m ready to become. And for the first time in forever, I’m not afraid.

This is it. This is what I’ve been waiting for. The entire time I was looking for it I never once thought about creating it. A life I truly love. Doing something I love. Being everything I ever dreamed of being,

2014 was a year of believing. A year of conquering fears in small ways. Now for the big steps.

2015, I am ready for you. Bring on the awesome!

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Lauren Ceallaigh?

(this is an old post from my Blogger blog)

Hello My Dearest Ones,

No doubt you’ve noticed the name change, huh?

Welcome to LaurenCeallaigh.blogspot.com

I’m sure it might spark some negativity. Some people might have liked it better the other way.

I’ll be the first to say, I loved it too!

Enchanted By This Life was a name I created in the beginning of this year. The amazing 2014! And was it ever amazing!

I started out with a goal that I accomplished completely. A goal I will continue to accomplish.

To start looking for the things to be enchanted by.

To stop letting the days fly by as “just days”. Days in which nothing extraordinary happened.

I started looking for beauty. And beauty began showing itself in ways that were there all along, if only I had stopped to look.

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Who Are You, Really?

Hello Beautiful Hearts!

Who are you, really?

Who are you?

If someone were to come up to you and ask that question, what would your answer be?

Probably your name right?

When you are asked to introduce yourself in front of a group of people you’d probably say something like,

“Hi, my name is Lucy. I’m 28 years old. I was born in Arizona.”

Or something of the sort.

But is that really who you are?

Your name was given to you. You don’t get a say in what your age is, nor where you were born.

That isn’t who you are.

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