May 2018 Be As Good To Me As 2017 Was For Cardi B.


“Run up, get done up. Got shooters ready for a come up. Promise you I didn’t luck up. Was grindin’ all night. Didn’t sleep ’til the sun up. Now I got up on my shit. Walk around like I’m that b*&^%. Every n**** wanna hit——- Lookin’ like I caught a lick. Run up on me, you get hit.  – 2018 ANTHEM !!!!

Cardi B may have burst onto the scene in 2015, but it was in 2017 that the New York rapper took over the music world. With her larger-than-life personality, Cardi captivated many on social media, but it was her commercial debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” that really sent the rapper into the mainstream.

  • Offset Proposed To Her Live on Stage in Philly
  • “Bodak Yellow” Broke Billboard Records
  • Cardi Gave Colin Kaepernick His Due at 2017 MTV VMA’S
  • Her Clapback After Her Topless Video Leaked Was Epic
  • She Scooped Up Four BET Awards
  • “Bodak Yellow” Is Triple Platinum
  • “Bodak Yellow” Earns Two Grammy Nominations

Cardi B Won 2017 and Here’s Why – The Boombox

Yes Cardi B had an amazing year. She came, she saw, and she concurred. The reason why I referenced my 2018 to Cardi B’s 2017 is because she was determined and she did not let anything stop her from achieving her goals. I know there is a time for everything and everyone has their own season.  I know 2018 is my season where I shine.

First, let’s reflect on 2017 ….. boy oh boy what a year this has been. From moving back to the United Stated after being abroad for almost two years, graduating with my master’s degree, to getting a job and three weeks later getting fired, and the list goes on and on and on but that’s not what this blog post is about. I believe that life gives you lessons and in 2017 I had a lot of life lessons. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, and of course I cried some more. There were times where I felt like giving up and then I had to remind myself that God has a plan for myself.

The direction I may want my life to go in may not be the direction God has for me. I found myself doubting Gods plans for me this year but 12 months later I am nowhere near where I thought I would be, I have more than I could ever image. 2017 was the year of a lot of highs and oh yeah, a lot of lows. Midway throughout the year I found a planner at Ross and on the cover, it reads “FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I have for you.” Declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 NIV.

ksa1.jpgI am putting all my goals and my plans on paper and trusting in the Lord.

  1. Grow even more closer to God.
  2. Work out more- Actually Go To The Gym 5 Days A Week!
  3. Attend more networking events and actually network.
  4. Continue to build my brand (KarlySmiles) Instagram, Blogging, YouTube, etc.
  5. Launch my podcast and be consistent.
  6. Do more public speaking.
  7. Read more books.
  8. Save X amount of money.
  9. Pay off debt.
  10. Say the word No more !!
  11. Travel more often- plane, car, train, etc. Get out girl!!!
  12. Move up in my career field in corporate America.

Comment down below and let me know your goals for 2018.

I love new beginning and I am not afraid of change. Change is good and when life gives you lemons make some Giggle Juice.  I hope you guys have a wonderful Holiday Season.


xoxox, Karly



Author: Karly Shenell

Hello my name is Karly and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of St.Thomas but I currently live in Dallas, Texas.

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