The end of the year is always a time for reflections and to sum up everything that has happened in the past 365 days. To me personally, it’s also always a time I’m getting quite sentimental and overwhelmed by feelings. Since I know myself quite well by now, I got to learn that I am a very emotional person. I have my head in the clouds most of the time, and if it was up to me, I would do 100 things at the same time. That’s probably also why I’m always rather the girl who’s thinking about what’s next instead of deeply appreciating and processing everything that’s been. Just a couple of days ago, when I started planning the upcoming weeks in January and February by inserting deadlines and meetings into my calendar, I had this weird feeling I sometimes get when my body tells me to slow down. And there was I, planning all the things I should be doing in 2017, when I did not even take enough time to sit down and review everything that has happened in 2016. This past year has by far been the most amazing year of my life. And I’m not just saying that because it sounds cool, or because I want to brag. It simply is the truth. At the beginning of 2016 I made a promise to myself, that I would only go for what sets my soul on fire and I would not sacrifice my happiness for anyone else. Once I made this decision everything seemed to fall into place: I was honest to myself and allowed myself to make one of my biggest dreams come true – I started blogging. I listened to my heart and opened it to a man who brings out the best in me, supports me with everything I do and who dares to dream with me. And finally, I listened to my gut feeling and decided it was time for an adventure and to trust the magic of new beginnings… so bring on 2017 – I can’t wait to see what the next year has in stock for us. But if it’s bringing as much change as 2106 has, then… well then I’m sure I’ll have a lot to write about this time next year.
My New Year’s wish and advice for all of you is this:
Don’t get too worked up about how to be a better person or how to be more productive. You are enough. Every now and then stop to look around and realize how amazing this life actually is. Try new things and quit old habits. Listen to your heart and don’t care about what other people say – this is your life and you’re the only one who has to live it. Do that thing you’ve always wanted to do. Don’t be selfish – you’ll see that the more you’re giving, the more you’re having. Be true to yourself. Take time for yourself. Treat yourself and the ones you love. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to wrap yourself in love and appreciation for everything that you have.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LOVE ALWAYS.
I thank you girls with all my heart for helping to make 2016 the best year of my life. I’m so grateful I got to know you and can’t wait for new adventures in 2017 with you!
ZARA – green velvet dress (different color here)
CALZEDONIA – fishnet tights (similar here)
ZARA – velvet boots
DIOR – Diorific lipstick
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO – Patrick Langwallner
*special thanks to Park Hyatt Vienna for the most beautiful location
*special thanks to Moët Chandon for the bubbly support
*special thanks to luftballon.at for the fun accessories