Reflections of 2016
As I get older, I have slowly started to appreciate life more. To accept myself more and to learn how to be friends with my body. It is okay to eat deep dish pizza. It is okay to sleep in sometimes. It is okay to express your emotions, to cry, to get angry, to shout. There are setbacks. It's inevitable. It feels kind of liberating in a way - to know that life can't be perfect all of the time, but that at the same time it can still be pretty damn great.
How will I remember the year 2016?
Well, a lot has definitely happened. My year started with the frantic writing of my two final theses. One in French and one in Psychology. I was in Tartu and the beginning of the year was rough because I had procrastinated during previous months. My apartment was freezing and it didn't feel like home even though I decorated it nicely. I was very stressed and felt like I had to have some variety in my routine, so I decided to join MyFitness once again and this really was a great decision. Working out after full days in the library was extremely relaxing. I felt that my body was so grateful to me and it helped me to overcome this blockage in my mind where I kept telling myself that I could only focus on chaotically studying and not enjoy anything else. I am so proud of myself. So proud, because I wrote the papers and I feel like I gave everything I could have given in the process. It is important to give warmth and compliments to other people, but remember to give them to yourself too. During Summertime, I had my graduation and I saw that my parents and family were proud of me too. It really was a moment to cherish.
Although graduated, I was still looking for something which would make my eyes sparkle. And in August, I found that something. I interned for a PR company and without exaggerating it was one of the greatest decisions I had ever made. I was enjoying the challenge of proving myself and learning about something new and exciting. Waking up at 6 a.m had never been so easy and studying the field at home had never been so fun. I had been searching for a job which wouldn't feel like a job (the problem of most millennials) and I finally felt like I was in the right place.
But why am I in the UK now?
The answer is simple. I made the decision already 6 months before moving here and I believed that it was the right thing to do. The timing was also perfect, because I had finished with school and I yearned for an adventure. The proximity of London seemed like a great opportunity to get into the heart of the PR world and I am still positive that everything will turn out amazingly. Plus, I decided to move here with a very special person.
Finally, I would have to say that starting this blog has also been great and I plan every post with excitement. Drawing down ideas into my notebook and thinking how to engage people has been so fun! I used to read a lot of fashion and lifestyle blogs a couple of years ago but I never had the courage to really start my own. The great thing about confidence is that it grows with time and experience. At least this has been the case with me. So I wish you all a very happy and interesting New Year and I will talk to you soon!
Leather jacket: Zara