ootd: reflections about the last year

jumper - Wearable Stories | jeans - ASOS | coat - Lindex | bag - Zara

I was really hesitant about sharing my New Year's resolutions on the blog for a long time and as you might you by now, I never did. To be honest, it happened because I didn't actually write them, just gathered the thoughts in my head and I also didn't want to be just another girl who wants to get fit and start eating healthy in 2017, you know the drill.
However, recently I read an interesting article about things that everyone should reflect on after another year has passed, which really made me think about my experiences in 2016. Hence, I decided to share some of those things on the blog today even thought where in the middle of January already. Never too late for something like that I believe!

  1. Where was I this time last year?
    It's not only about the location, it's about whether you are on the right path still, or maybe you never were? For me, I am still working in the same company, but some things have definitely changed. This time last year, was not easy in terms of personal life matters but this year I feel like all of that is long gone. I would say, I am almost on my right path considering personal and worklife.

  2. Am I who I want to be?
    I was so much more confident about this last year since I had just started my new job and had so much to learn. Right now, I have progressed a lot from that point and I believe the time has to rethink things over and truly evaluate what I want to achieve and do in the future. I guess it's never ending question in our 20's, isn't it?

  3. Have I lost/gained weight since last year?
    Quite hard to tell to be honest with you, but somehow I think that I have gained some weight. I definitely don't feel my best at the moment but I intend to change it with time. Quite reasonable, right?

  4. Did I accomplish my goals for this year?
    I guess it would have been wise to set some goals last year but I don't think that I actually did. I definitely didn't get into my perfect shape, some things in life changed completely, which I never planned in 2016, so it's extremely difficult to asess whether I achieved my goals - perfect situation, isn't it? But jokes aside, I think I did pretty good in 2016, I am proud of what I achieved with my blog and I also got a promotion at work, which I believe is pretty good!

  5. Do I need to change any routines?
    Yes! I would love to be more productive after I get back from work. I tend to watch tv series and just chill out on the sofa while I could be writing more blog posts, taking pictures and learning new things.

  6. What do I have to be grateful for?
    I am grateful to be healthy, to have a family that supports me and loves me, to have a boyfriend who I can count on every day, to have a best friend who never forgets me and always listens to what I have to say, to have a job that pays my bills and in general, I am happy to be alive and dream to do great things.

  7. What good can I do next year?
    I want to do as much as I can with my blog and social media. It's been such a long time and I have invested so much time in it, I feel like I want to be happier with my achievements at the end of 2017. Let's see if I can succeed!

  8. What do I need?
    Set your priorities straight. We always have so much to achieve and not a lot of time, so I guess it's important to evaluate which goals are more important for you this year, and which ones you can leave for "if I have that extra hour in my day".

  9. How do I feel?
    One very important question that needs to be answered truthfully. Don't beat yourself up for things you didn't manage to do, maybe you had valid reasons for it, but be honest - do you feel happy with yourself? Your job? Your love life? Your friends? If you have that silent voice inside of you telling you that something is wrong, I encourage you to change it. I know, it might not be easy, but it will be worth it. I have to make some changes of my own this year as well.

  10. What’s my motivation?
    My main motivation is knowing that I helped somebody and that I inspired people, which leads me to getting involved in blogging more as well as reading more in order to be as helpful as possible.

  11. Was it worth it? Evaluate your failures and sucesses this year and simply answer yes or no. I am for sure saying yes! Why? Because it doesn't matter that I didn't complete one thing or another, what matters the most is that at least I tried and that is so much better than doing nothing at all. It is extremely difficult for me to see silver linings, but I will not stop trying to see them because I truly become happier when I do.

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