- with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing. - elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste. - developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle. #googledefinition Every new year I choose a word to define it. Last years word was Grace. I attempted to live the year through grace in every situation that was presented to me, both in my #photographybusiness and in my #personallife. In doing so I learned more about self control, perception, spirit, strength and patience. This year I chose the word Refined because I want to take the lessons I learned in 2017 and improve upon them. This word will help guide the decisions I make in my business and personal life. 2018 is new without any mistakes in it yet. I’m hoping to find my new year full of opportunities to help others while refining my talents and skills. If you do the same thing (picking a word to define your year) I’d love to hear what it is!! #2018 #happynewyear #communityovercompetition #selfhelp #newyearword #refined #personalbest #selfimprovement



  • @thekevinjon 6:54 PM Dec 31, 2017

    Salute to you (and self-improvement):)!

  • @lorilee108 7:10 PM Dec 31, 2017

    I haven’t done a word but I like it and I think I will think about one today!

  • @pughrachel 8:10 PM Dec 31, 2017

    Love this! Xo

  • @angelahantzis 9:26 PM Dec 31, 2017


  • @sparrowboxgifts 6:54 AM Jan 1, 2018

    Love this, Emily! And your new word - Refined- is perfect. ❤️ I don’t have a single word for the new year, but a sentence that I recently read that resonated with me, and that I want to take into 2018: “She is the hero of her own tale.” I thought this was so beautiful and empowering. Happy New Year! 💕

  • @yogaempowerment 3:21 PM Jan 1, 2018

    Spreading love and positive vibes ❤

  • @chefdarylyyc 4:23 AM Jan 2, 2018

    Beautiful saying and word emily, happy new year

  • @beautyentourage 2:23 PM Jan 2, 2018


  • @mydubaiwedding 4:02 PM Jan 2, 2018

    Massive 👍🏼 👍🏼 👍🏼 from MyDubaiWedding