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Goodbye 2016


First of all, I would like to apologise for my absence this last week or so, the reason is because I haven’t been feeling myself. I have been a bit down in the dumps and that always takes a toll in my motivation and creativity.

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I think this is something we all go through. Sometimes it just takes a little bit more effort to get out of bed, but as Annie taught us “The sun will come out tomorrow”

My thoughts on 2016

I have to say this was one of my worst but weirdly rewarding year of my life.

A very close family member passed away at the beginning of the year and I was absolutely devastated. I felt like my heart was being crushed into a million pieces and to this day it doesn’t feel whole. I know it will never feel whole again as a little piece of my heart died the day she passed away.

This was also a year of new beginnings. I started my first job and even though it felt quite scary in the beginning I have become more independent and I’m really grateful for it.

My personal life has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have cried like never before but I have also been incredibly happy in some occasions. I don’t see my future as something stable and that is something that makes me incredibly sad and anxious, but that is something I have to deal with as we never now what tomorrow might bring.

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I was thinking about including my 2017 goals in this post, but actually I never stick to them. So instead I will just list a few things that I would like 2017 to bring me:

  • Stop overthinking and overanalysing things. I always do this and it makes my anxiety levels go sky high. I´m not sure if I believe that everything is set in stone and that things happen for a reason, but I do believe that you can fight for what you want to a certain extent. In the end you don’t have complete control of any situation, so this year I want my mantra to be “Que será será”.


  • Do things that make you happy, ignore what other people may think and don’t feel guilty about it. In my teens I was an absolute party animal, with time I have slowly become quite introvert and I try to escape large social gatherings. At first I felt quite bad, I felt like I was letting people down and that something was seriously wrong with me. But why do I have to be the one with the problem? Just because I don’t like doing what is “socially acceptable” and what the majority of people like to do, doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with me.


  • Fight for your dreams. I first started a blog in early 2015 but it only took a few months for me to call it quits. The main reason was because I kept comparing myself to other bloggers and thinking that my work wasn’t good enough. Nothing is easy in life and there is no way a novice wannabe blogger like me can ever compare herself to professional bloggers that have been doing this for years. I later realised that I don’t have to compare myself to others, I do this because I like it, it’s a hobby, it de-stresses me and it helps me get in contact with likeminded people. Professional bloggers are so lucky to be able to earn a living by doing something so fun, but because they are so incredibly busy they miss out on the little things that the blogging world gives you; like reading every single comment, being able to comment back, seeing how amazing other people’s blogs are and discovering and learning so many new things. There is beauty in every stage of your life, you just have to try and see it.


To finish of this post I wanted to thank every single person that has decided to visit springlilies.com I don’t have a huge following and every single visit, every single follower fills my heart with joy and inspires me to work harder.
Thank you very much for your support. From the bottom of my heart I wish you all a happy 2017!


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  1. nice post :)

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  2. Hi love! Feeling down definitely messes with my blogging mojo too. I totally understand where you're coming from. When it comes to losing a loved one, it's never easy. I send along my most heartfelt condolences.

    Keep your head up high hon and take this 2017 by storm. Wishing you the very best in this new year and sending along good vibes.

    Big hugs,
    www.fashionlingual.com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words.
      Hope you have an amazing 2017! x

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  3. I know how you feel. 2016 was not the best year for me either, especially the last 6 months but I hope 2017 will be a little easy on me and have happy moments. I wish the new year is the best for you, it's hard when you lose a close member of the family but life goes on and we live to remember our loved ones and I believe some day we will be together again! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope so too.
      I wish you all the best in 2017! x

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  4. I know 2016 was just not our year but this one will be :-*
    Happy New Year Vanessa♥
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

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    1. I hope so too. Thanks for stopping by.
      Happy 2017! x

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  5. I overthink so much too, lets hope we can stop! Happy New Year!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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  7. Ah girl your photography is amazingggg!! i am in loveeee with it! Hope you have an amazing 2017! xx

    Darriyan xx
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! Wishing you all the best for 2017! x

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  8. This was such an amazing blog post babe!! I totally agree with 'do the things that make you happy', sometimes you have to be a little bit selfish!x

    Millie x
    http://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/happy-2017.html

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    1. Thanks Millie!
      Hope you have an amazing 2017! x

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  9. I hope your new year brings you everything you hope it will! I also struggle with uncertainty in my future, 2017 has a lot of big events coming my way, including graduation and job hunting, which definitely makes me anxious! It's good to hear from someone who has walked through a tough year and has come out the other side :)

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    1. You´ll definitely close a chapter or your life but things will change for the better.
      Thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your wedding, it will be a magical day I'm sure. x

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  10. I definitely need to stop overanalysing things! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great, I hope 2017 brings lots of good things for you!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Hope you have a wonderful 2017.
      Thanks for stopping by! x

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  11. Sorry to hear 2016 had some downs for you, I hope 2017 will be amazing to your and you achieve everything you want to do. Happy New Year x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you have an amazing 2017! x

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  12. I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you and good luck with all your goals :) I too need to do more of what makes me happy rather than doing what I think I should be doing as it just ends up leaving you feeling drained and unhappy. You have to live your life for you as you only get one shot at it x

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    1. Hope you have an amazing 2017! Thanks for stopping by! x

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  13. I am really sorry for your loss and yep guessed it; 2016 was not the best year for me too.
    Everything will eventually be better dear!
    Wishing you the best in 2017!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Lest hope the year to come is better. Hope you have an amazing 2017! x

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  14. Happy new year, lovely! I think that 2016 was a roller-coaster for a lot of people. So much has happened in the world, and it's honestly a bit of a scary place to live right now. I, for one, am very happy to leave 2016 behind! I am quite excited about this new year, and I hope that it is a wonderful one for you, also. :) <3 xoxo

    Kay
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    1. Thanks Kay, hope you have an amazing 2017! x

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  15. aww I love this post!! so sorry you had your downs, I had some very bad moments too, and sorry to hear about your loss early last year :( but the good things are what keep us moving forward! love all of your tips too, all are so on point!

    Happy new year girl, and I look forward to reading your posts!! xo
    Andrea
    www.phdfashionista.com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Andrea. I hope you have an amazing 2017!
      Thanks for stopping by! x

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  16. This post is so inspiring, thank you very much for sharing it!
    Now I also follow you on bloglovin' :)

    HAPPY 2017 DEAR!
    Check out my latest blogpost: "The Silver Lining: NYE Look"
    >>http://evaredson.blogspot.it/2016/12/the-silver-lining-new-years-eve-2016.html

    xoxo
    Eva

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  17. Really amazing blog post, I'm sorry to hear you lost someone so dear to you in 2016. I love your goals for 2017 though, especially the one about overanalysing things because I am very guilty about this myself!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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  18. these are such great tips! thanks babe! happy new year!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear that your loved one passed away. I had a very close family member pass away two years ago and it somedays it feels like it just happened. Here's to looking towards 2017!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  20. Happy New Year, I'm so sorry to hear your bad news from the beginning of last year. Grief and losing a loved one really is the hardest thing you can go through and you are right a piece of your heart never heals. I hope this year is good for you it sounds like you are on track for a good one. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  21. I'm very sorry to hear about your news and hoping this year is great for you. This post makes me sad but also very excited for what's in store for you in 2016. For me, personally 2016 was full of changes and also so many things that I can now let go and be free from anything that is not positive. Happy New Year! <3 /Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  22. I am so sorry to hear about what happened in 2016, losing someone who is dear is never easy. I hope 2017 will be a better year for you and cheers to that. For me I am taking a step back from blogging in 2017 and I want to stay in the moment more. My boy is almost 3 and I don't want to lose precious moments because I'm too busy staring at the screen.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  23. Your photos are beautiful :)

    mallory | http://www.the-drifter.com

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  24. Lovely post dear, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

    Faye .x

    Blog: http://fayeisabella.co.uk/2017/01/chinatown.html
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/fayeisabella

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  25. Great post, so cool!! Happy New Year sweetheart!

    Mary María Style

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  26. I agree on everything especially on the fighting for your dreams.
    Great post.
    xx
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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