December 31st, New Year’s Ever. A time to celebrate the ending and welcome a new year. A time to look back on whats been, in order to change things for the better. A time time to reflect on the promises that was made a year ago, and a time to make new.
Surly, I am not the only one who gets nostalgic around this time of the year. New Years Ever has always been a moment to reflect
2015 started in my favourite city, Paris. Ever since that trip, Paris holds a part of my heart as I saw it from a different light. Speaking of light, by the end of January my personal life took a different rout than expected as a journey came to an end. Its hard to not see that I was briefly in a dark place whilst looking back at photos and posts that was written at that time.
Something in me echoed that I could either let this be a situation that makes me, or breaks me. The option was a no brainer and I was determined to look back at the situation with a positive outlook, and I am. One of my dreams of having a big, spacious apartment in the heart of city became true. Spending time in my sanctuary became very important, which inspired me to share it with you.
Traveling has always been the biggest passion of mine, 2015 will be a year that will be accosted with traveling. I visited the US twice, two weeks in LA and one week alone in NYC. I also visited London twice, once alone for some business errands and the second to experience London Fashion Week with my dear friend Payzee. She and I did Stockholm, London and Paris Fashion Week together. During Fashion Month, I also payed Barcelona a brief visit and surprisingly joined a competition inspired by the Amazing Race followed by Denmark for Nordic Blogger Awards and Belgium, where I got stuck in the middle of city lock down (and hoped on a train to check out Antwerpen instead).
Yes, 2015 has ben filled with beautiful moments and a lifelong dream come true – to travel alone.
My days in New York were amazing (and hot due to the incredibly July heat) to say the least and I got the opportunity too shoot with my talented friend Jose Martinez. On a personal note, this trip thought me that there’s a lot one can learn about themselves while being abroad alone.
Besides from traveling, 2015 will be a year remembered for the amazing friendships that was made along the way. These friends that I’ve made are people whom inspire me on a daily basis, one thing they all have in common is their kindness and ability to see good in most situations. That my friends, is rare so best believe that I am immensely grateful for my army of friends.
Speaking of relationships, due to a couple of events in the beginning of the year my most important relationship reached a new level. I’m referring to my relationship with myself. This paragraph could end up long if I started to paint the picture for you, so I’m going to start a project in 2016 that will explain it all.
My dearest readers, may all of your wishes come true in 2016. Dare to step outside your comfort zone, yet remember that you are always being taken cared off. I can promise you that and that what ever you choose there is a way if there is a will.
Here’s to new chances, new adventures and new hopes. Now let’s count down and enjoy the firework display. Au Revior 2015, bring it on 2016, Happy New Year!
Photo taken in September of our last day of Paris Fashion Week