Why did you went by so quick? I feel like I was writing my round up of 2017 just a couple of weeks ago… And now I am here writing a round up of my 2018 and wow… What a year it has been! 2018 has definitely been the year of self reflection, changes and doing a lot of what I love. Of course I have also had some challenges and learnt from mistakes. Since I love to reflect on every year to look back at what I accomplished and maybe even get an idea of what I will be doing in the new year. Let’s start with looking back on 2018!
┆ LIFE ┆
In my life there were some big changes this year. When 2018 started I had just gotten used to the fact that I was actually graduated and started working more at my job. Besides that, I still worked at a restaurant on the weekends. Sometimes it was a lot. I felt like I threw myself too quick into working more and wasn’t really thinking about what I wanted to do and what I needed. Elba had the same feeling as me and convinced me to take a yoga class with her and it changed my life. Ever since then, I have been doing yoga at least once a week and also been working out three times a week. I never thought I would be a person to go to the gym but now I can’t go without it. Working out and yoga make me feel better, fitter and more energized. I am so happy I chose to do something for myself (like I talk about in this blog post).
Then around June I started looking for a new job. I applied to a couple and got an interview at a communication agency, got a second interview and was hired in a little over a week. This meant I would start at the end of August. It all went so fast but I am so happy I found something new and that varies every single day. It is hard work but I have learned a lot in five months so I am very grateful for that.
┆ TRAVEL ┆
Traveling is a big part of every year. At the beginning of each year I try to plan trips for the rest of the year. So that’s also what I did in 2018. I had no idea of where I wanted to go or the cities I wanted to see. In 2018 I ended up going to Paris with Lotte, Berlin with my family and New York with my mom!
➵ July 29 – August 2, Paris
Oui oui Paris! My first trip during the summer was to Paris with Lotte. I had been to Paris two times before but since it’s such a large and beautiful city, I couldn’t wait to go again. We were in Paris for five days so we had plenty of time to explore the whole city. We saw everything from the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Musée du Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Le Marais and so much more. It was such an amazing trip so you don’t want to miss the travel diary I made about our time in Paris… Read my Paris travel diary here!
➵ August 13 – August 16, Berlin
After Paris my family and I went to Berlin for a couple of days. I think traveling with friends and traveling with family differs so much. When my friends and I travel, I mostly make a list of things I want to do. When I go on holiday with my family, I just let my parents make plans. This is why a holiday like this is a little more relaxing. We had been to Berlin before but I couldn’t really remember anything about this trip so it was like I was wandering around a new city. If you want to know more about my trip to Berlin, you should definitely read my Berlin travel diary.
➵ October 21 – October 28, New York
The last trip I took in 2018 is to my all time favorite city, New York City! My mom and I booked this trip pretty spontaneously back in January and I was so excited to go! New York has so much to offer and the other two times I was there, it was only for four days. This time we were there a week and it felt like I knew the city so well. When we walked somewhere, I recognized so much. We saw so much, discovered a lot of new places and I took many photos. Every time I look back at the photos and videos I took, I get teary-eyed because I miss this city so much. Lotte and I are already planning to go together next time… Get to know all about my New York trip in this travel diary.
┆ FAVORITES ┆
Over 2018 I have definitely developed a couple of new favorites. Of course I mention my favorites every once in awhile in a Loves Lately post, but I also wanted to share some other favorites I’ve loved over 2018. My favorite…
… memory of 2018 is visiting my favorite city again with my mom. I am still so happy we went to New York again and I can’t wait to go again.
… thing I did in 2018 is stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new activities. I have actually found something that has kind of changed my life, working out.
… event of 2018 is the Justin Timberlake concert. JT has always been one of my favorite artists and in 2018 my mom and I got to go to one of his concerts again.
┆ NEW YEARS GOALS ┆
Like I’ve mentioned before, I never really do New Years resolutions. They are kind of unnecessary and mostly don’t work because they put a lot of pressure on you. That’s why I have made a list of three goals for 2019. First, I want to keep working on myself, like I did in 2018. Second, I want to learn new skills. To keep learning is important to me and in 2019 I want to do more with design. Third, I want to get stronger. Not only physically but definitely also mentally. These are the goals I will be working towards during 2019.
Well, that’s my round up of 2018! Thanks for the memories 2018. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me. I want to wish you a very happy, healthy and sparkly new year! ☆ What is your best memory of 2018? What are you looking forward to in 2019?