2017: The Year It All Came Together

December 30, 2017 6 Comments

Category: Personal
Tags: MS, Reflections, motherhood, working mom

2017. The year of starting my business. The year of watching Chloe develop from a baby to a toddler. The year of MS activism, speaking engagements, and raising close to $25K for a cure. The year of self-reflection, hard work, and seeking that ‘perfect’ balance.

2017 was a year of learning – constant, never-ending learning. Whether I was busy building my business or juggling motherhood or managing our life at home, I feel like I learned something new every day. Yes, every. single. day. Some days I felt like I succeeded – reaching new heights and big wins – while others, I felt depleted, frustrated and at times lost. For every high and low, however, I gained insight, experience and knowledge that’s helped shape my new future. The new me.

Professionally, I’ve never felt more alive than I have in 2017. I went from corporate 9-5 jobs that didn’t really excite me or incentivize me to work harder to now building a brand and a business that I am passionate about and can’t wait to wake up to every day. 2017 was the year that I started something – an idea that came to me while on a train in Budapest, no less – that morphed into operating a company with 5 team members, 7 full-time clients and earning more than I could’ve ever dreamed of in my corporate job. I say this not to boast but to point out how drastically things can change when or if you want them to.

After a year of being a full time mom in 2016, juggling the newness of motherhood and MS, searching for answers, balance and my next “big” thing, this year was exactly what I needed to prove to myself that anything is possible. 2017 was a reminder that life doesn’t have to be limited to what you know or what you’re comfortable with. In fact, I stepped far, far out of my comfort zone to achieve more than professional success; despite initial fears and I went on live television – multiple times – and opened up about my MS story in front of thousands of strangers proving again that you can do anything you put your mind to.

I learned in 2017 that I could still be a great wife, an even better mom and still find the time to work while following my interests. Did I do them all perfectly? No. Could I probably have done each of them “better”? Perhaps. But, I did them all the best I could and to me, that’s enough.

It’s been sweet, 2017. Thanks for the memories.

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6 thoughts on “2017: The Year It All Came Together

  1. Avatar for Angie Rose Randall


    Love your year of reflection! Thank you!

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    Allyson Bunker

    LOVED sharing some of these memories with you. xoxo

    • Avatar for Angie Rose Randall


      Love you Al!! Happy New Years and cheers to an even better 2018;)

      • Avatar for Angie Rose Randall


        Back at you! Moving forward with grace!

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    Angie Rose, your our hero. Well articulated….even better executed. Well done on all fronts. We send love and best wishes for 2018!
    Bob & Grace

    • Avatar for Angie Rose Randall


      Love you guys! Wishing you both the best in 2018! We hope to see you guys soon. Miss you xoxo

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