To (almost) ring in the new year, I decided I would do a new kind of post on my blog. One of my favorite posts to write each year is the ‘# things I’ve learned in # year’ which only comes every October. So I decided I would do a what I’ve learned this month post, filled with all the little and big things I’ve learned to hopefully give you some advice! And it wouldn’t be complete without an outfit too.
It’s okay not to feel the same way that everyone else does.
There really is nothing better than seeing someone you love face light up in pure happiness.
Every Christmas decoration has sparkles, and it is impossible to get them off of everything. I still find a few pieces in my hair from time to time.
Grief and lose are a really odd and hard thing to go through. Last year on Christmas Eve I lost my grandma, and it has made this Christmas time a little bit of an odd one. It’s my favorite time of year and it was her’s too, so it was nice to celebrate both her and it at the same time. But there is no recipe for getting over losing a loved one. It gets better with time, but there will always be moments where you just stop and think “oh yeah, they’re not here anymore.” But I’ve found that celebrating them and being grateful for the time you did have with them is the best choice.
Time really is the most precious thing in life, and it’s a bit scary how quickly it’s flying by.
It is very important to change your sheets every week. No matter how annoying it may be to do it, there just isn’t anything like sleeping on clean sheets before the start of a new week.
Only you can determine what is right for you.
There is never such a thing as having too many mugs. Treat yourself to a new one.
Time off is a good thing and is needed. Getting over the guilty feeling of taking time off is hard.
As cliche as it is, Christmas really is all about who you spend it with, not about what you get.
No matter how bad or good you are at art, just do it. It’s good for your mind and it’s the perfect form of meditation.
There is so much stuff that we keep that we don’t actually need. Deep cleans are good and necessary. Unless it’s a really important document or item, if you haven’t looked or used something in 6 months, get rid of it.
The new year is the perfect time to see where you can make improvements. Look back and focus on the all the good that happened to you and all that you accomplished, but leave the past in the past. Then make more plans for 2019.
Be you, not them.
And that is a bit of what I learned this past month! This may become a monthly series on my blog, although I’m still deciding if I should mix it with my monthly round-up posts or do this instead of that. Let me know which one you’d prefer!
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday time, and if you haven’t that’s okay too. Take care of yourself and I wish you all a wonderful 2019!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!