Two thousand and sixteen has been an important year for me in many ways. It has taught me many lessons and was quite mind-opening too.
There has definitely been alot of struggle and frustration along the way, up to a point where I did not know a way out anymore. I felt very unhappy in many ways and felt alot of pressure from different people and / or situations. But they say it’s during rough times where we learn the most, right?
2016 was the year I decided to be myself more than ever.
First of all, I decided to be more active and take more care of my body. (I’m not saying it was easy! Hell no!) My boyfriend and I care more about what we eat and encourage eachother to work out more (Well, most of the time it’s him kicking my butt, I’m not gonna lie…).
Although it was not easy, I really enjoy working out now. It helps me unwind alot and keeps my mind and body balanced.
2016 was also the year I made the desicion to follow my heart and my passion. Not caring about the opinion of others or letting them put me under alot of pressure was quite a challenge for me. But still: I put ME first.
This is why I quit my studies in Business Administration and decided to become a Make up Artist instead. It has been a longtime dream of mine which for several reasons I could never pursue. This year I had to take the opportunity and just do it!
Rarely in my life have I ever been so motivated and determined about something! It was kind of a “break free” moment for me. Breaking free from the negativity surrounding me as well as my own self-consciousness. The feedback I received upon my decision was amazing! Suddenly I experience this massive support from close people around me which to me is the best confirmation I could have ever asked for.
THIS WAS THE RIGHT DECISION.
The older I get the more I realize that it is not important what other people say or think about you. Make sure you surround yourself with positive people, create positive memories and make others think positive too. And if we fall down we get the hell up again! But most importantly: You need to love yourself first!
If something doesnt make you happy, change it! We only have this one life to live, why not live it to the fullest? We should be able to live the life we have imagined for ourselves and do whatever the hell we want!
(YOLO isn’t such a bad term at all, I guess…;) )
This is my favourite picture of 2016 which was taken on our USA trip. It was our last day in Miami, FL and we got up early in the morning to see the sunrise. The sea was still calm and the sky was almost clear. My boyfriend and I had the best time and we can’t wait to travel more this year. This picture is always a reminder of how important he is to me. He’s always been my rock and has supported me no matter what. Same this year. THANK YOU! (I know you’re reading this… 😉 )
I am convinced that 2017 will be a great year and I cant wait for it to really get started!
Thanks for reading!