I have not been on my blog allll year, and for that I feel really sad.
I learnt a really big lesson about listening to my intuition in 2016, one I won't forget in a hurry. I took a job in February that turned out not to be for me, and I didn't listen to my intuition on leaving sooner. I pushed and I pushed and I tried to keep going, but it was at the cost of my mental health.
My brother got married in Kuala Lumpur in November, and after a couple of days in Singapore with the fam I decided to go on to Melbourne to make the most of my annual leave. The Friday I was there, I found myself at a bit of a loss on what to do, and the bright spark idea came to me, catch the train down to Mordialloc and check out Tierra Alma, a store I have been following on Instagram for a while now that stocks a lot of my very favorite brands.
I wandered in, and what should I hear but - "Kaffe?"
It was Hails, or as you may know her on Instagram as @fridayiminlovexo. I literally couldn't believe it, we have been following each other on Insty for years and here she was in the flesh! I fangirled so hard! Along with the gorgeous Vanessa (@crafturday) and Paula, the amazing woman behind Tierra Alma, we played dress ups and caught up on everything we'd seen about each other online. I left that afternoon feeling more refreshed and clear than I had felt in a long time. This was what I wanted, to spend time with inspiring women like this. To get back into my art and to revive my blog. To play dress ups and not shoot down every photo poor Chris would take of me.
(I was so damn excited hahaha)
I came home with choices to make, and the one I did has lead me back to working at shoe shop I was at before. And I am loving every minute of it. Shoes have always been my jam, and now I will be able to ease myself back into uni as well, something I had given up for the year.
I'm ready to jump into 2017 and I can't wait to share another year with Chris (who will probably be one of about three people who read this haha)
Chrissy snapped his Achilles in January, which took our lives this year on a bit of a different path to what we thought it would look like. But every step of the way he has been my absolute rock and I just bloody adore him. (Stahpp I'm getting a bit teary)
This year coming, I am manifesting for us so many adventures, to places we haven't been before (Vietnam in Feb woooo!) and places we have (Byron of course, and my other love Yamba!) finding a place together, and then by the end of next year I hope we will be ready to make the jump to moving to the east coast.
If you have managed to get this far in my novel, applause!! I hope to be able to make more time for my friends and family in 2017. To not be too busy, to slow down and to ask them to go for walks or to call the people I love so dearly that I don't live close to. Thank you all for surrounding me with love this year.
I think that is enough out of me for now, so here are some selfies/pics of me getting around in my new Spell dress, Lack of Color hat (that I won, wooooo) and Wandering Coyote boots that I am absolutely obsessed with even though it has been like 35 degrees lately... This is at my sissy's new house, which looks almost identical to the other one except now there is a turkey called Kevin living next door. I will endeavor to include him next time hehehe!
Look out for me in the new year, I am going to try my very hardest to post more regularly, and I have a gorgeous Tulle and Batiste dress on the way so that shouldn't be too hard!
Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Years franddds!
Lots of love,