2016 is over!!! Can we all just breathe a sigh of relief, already? From what I’ve seen & heard, it seems as if 2016 was a difficult year for a lot of us, soooo…solidarity and all that jazz. While 2016 was pretty rough, I’m so excited for everything that will happen this year! Some things to look forward to:
- Spring Break trip!!!
- New career (???)
- Probably tons of things I don’t even realize are going to happen yet!
Seriously, 2017 should be pretty amazing! Although I realize not all of my problems will be thrown out with my 2016 calendar, it does at least feel like an opportunity to take control and make this year much better than the last. I’m especially looking forward to improving my mental health and taking some risks in my life! I definitely don’t always choose the riskier option, but I’m hoping to step out of my comfort zone and see where it takes me.
I’m also beyond grateful for all of the positive people and events that helped make my year brighter: my new job, friends & family, therapy, continuously learning, and some self-love helped me through my difficult moments and made me stronger! Mental health illness can be a bitch, but I feel so very lucky to have a strong support system!
I will be spending this New Years with some close friends eating good food (of course), and venturing the downtown crowds for the 2017 count down! Since New Years is always for celebrating, I put on one of my favorite 1920s-inspired party dresses, shook last-night’s curls out of my hair, and threw on some red lipstick. Every time I wear this dress, my situation goes something along these lines:
Stranger: “I love your costume!”
Me *on the outside*: “Thank you so much!”
Me *on the inside*: “Actually I just dress like this all the time!”
It’s always a good laugh between me and my friends, but I love when people notice my unique outfits! Talking about vintage, thrifted fashion is one of my favorite things to do (;
I hope your night is filled with messy hair, cheap champagne, and some wonderful people! Have a beautiful 2017 filled with love and adventure!
And as for you, 2016, tonight I’m dancing on your grave.
XO Sara Lynn
*Song of the Day: What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt