Big changes in 2017

Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and new year celebration. I usually don’t make the effort to celebrate for New Year’s but this time myself and a couple girlfriends joined Alex’s friends at a loft party in Railtown. We had a great time and it leaves me wondering why I don’t do it every year?? But, then I realize it’s because I love my pajamas and being at home.

I don’t set a new year’s resolution for myself. Like I’ve said before, I don’t like to set myself up for failure in the case I don’t accomplish any of it! Instead, I strive to have a happy and healthy year with the intention to create plans to look forward to. I feel that if I make it as vague as possible, it leaves wiggle room for excitement.

2016 wasn’t full of accomplishments. It was a mix of new beginnings, setbacks, failures and successes and a few too many items in my closet that I didn’t need to buy. I met Alex’s parents and moved in with him, traveled a ton and began my position with Robson Street.

2017 scares me. More so, the unknown scares me. I can’t help but focus on the fact that come September, the two pillars that my life revolves around are coming to an end with an unknown outcome. These two pillars are Work and Home. My position with Robson Street will be coming to an end in September as I am currently on a maternity leave contract. The idea that starting over again with no prospects frightens and excites me at the same time. Frightened, because I’m a Type A personality that needs all of my ducks in a row before I even know that I have ducks. Excited, because it’s an opportunity to start fresh and do anything I want, wherever I want.

The lease Alex and I have on our apartment will also ends in September. This one may not be as big of a deal as we can just move into a new home but it leaves me feeling unsettled. We do have my condo to move into it in the case that we cannot find another apartment to rent but I have my eyes set on two things: either buying a house in Vancouver or moving away. These two ideas can stem two different ways of life for Alex and I. If we decide to buy a house I would hope that it means we can begin the next step of our life together but if we move away it sets it back a little bit. I suppose I need to ask myself what I want more?

I like to think that 2017 will be my year of big changes. Do you ever have a number that follows you around? On May 14th, 2010 I turned 23. From that day forward the number 5 followed me everywhere I went. I had planned for this outfit to be worn for my first post of 2017 and didn’t even realize that the number 5 was posted right beside me until the photos were sent to me.

The first half of this year will be set on good intentions. I plan to live a life that is happy, healthy, focused with bits of adventure. I’ll be heading to New York, turning 30 years old and possibly heading to the Dominican Republic. The second half of this year will be set on new beginnings.

For everyone that is going through failure, successes, exciting beginnings and frightening changes… I would like to us to cheers to bigger dreams and better adventures! Here’s to 2017!

Aritzia coat (similar) | 7 For All Mankind jeans
Le chateau gloves (similar) & boots (similar)

Photography by Vancouver Photographer Samantha Chan.

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