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reflections & new times

Looking back on 2016, it was obviously a hard year for all involved. So many insane and sad things happened it was almost hard to remember the good. As I was looking through my camera roll last night, I realized that so much has happened that I haven't even appreciated. I can't believe how much I have grown this year as a person. There are so many things that I still need to work on, but I wanted to just write this blog post to take a moment to reflect and also see what I want to improve on during this beautiful new year that is 2017 🌟


A huge thing that happened in 2016 was moving into my own apartment. Though it's a bit fuzzy, that polaroid up there was taken the day I moved in. Literally a blanket, a pillow, a laptop, and a night stand table on a wooden floor and some random plants on the window sill. Whenever I look at this photo there is a tug at my heart that just reminds me of how lucky I am and how much things can grow and be created. Now my room is my literal sanctuary. I don't even think I would change anything about it, which is huge for me to say since I am always fussing around with styling and interior. 

Another thing that I am just so happy about is my blog and how I really know what my style is now--what I love to photograph, what kind of mood I want to capture, what clothes I actually like, what I want my future career to be. I have experimented with all types of styles in the past, and if you scroll back into the archives of my Tumblr (please don't) you can see how my style has evolved every year. I feel like now I truly know what I like and what I don't like--something I have been working on for so long. Obviously my style will continue to change, but at least I feel like I have a really good grip on it now.

When it comes to love, I've been in the longest relationship I have ever been in and it doesn't even feel like it's been that long. All I know is every day I fall more and more in love. I seriously didn't think that was possible.

I also want to thank you guys for supporting me SO much. I would be nowhere if it wasn't for you all. You make my heart full and you make my dreams literally come true. It is such a pleasure to talk with you guys, to give advice, and to record videos/make blogposts that you guys like and are helpful to you. That is why I do all of this, just because I want to be able to make a little difference in this hectic world. All I want to do is to make others happy or just feel a certain mood and to help. Thank you again just to those who have been with me since the beginning or have just started following me! It has been such a wonderful journey :")

With all of this reflecting aside, there are still things I want to work on and improve on in 2017. Because I have always been shy and timid, I would sometimes turn down opportunities because they were too out of my comfort zone or because of my nerves. In 2016 I really tried changing that and it has worked, but I still want to keep going and keep saying 'yes' to more photoshoots, events, even meetings with new people. The other little things on that list are just things that have been on my mind, but still I want to grow and take them into consideration. The main resolution is to just do more out of my comfort zone and learn to be more confident and not so afraid.


Woo, this was a long one! Sorry for the rampage but I felt like it was necessary. Again thank you all so much for all your support. What is your new years resolution?

Xoxo,
Christie

4 comments

  1. love this post! thank you for taking the time to write it. i have many, but main is to write more and make more effort to be published somewhere else apart from my blog no matter how demotivated rejections might make me feel!

    happy new year to you! your posts always make me feel good, so thank you, thank you <3

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  3. This is such a lovely post and so many great thoughts. I was just wondering - I love that blue planner, might I ask where it's from?
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