A Post-Christmas Life Chat

nay michele wearing red lace off the shoulder dress and holding presents

I’m still in a Christmas daze! It came and went so quickly as it always does. We are now in that weird place after Christmas and before New Years where we don’t know what day it is or what we should be doing with our lives. Ha!

But seriously, who’s ready for 2018?!

This season is always difficult for me without my father and now without my grandma, but I’m still so thankful that I got to spend it with my family. My grandpa is doing better, my niece is turning 2 in two weeks and the day was filled with so many surprise blessings. I hope you all had an amazing holiday!

The one thing that I really hoped to get was final approval on the apartment. Unfortunately, this whole process has been a bit more overwhelming and rushed than expected. The unit is in a co-op building, so it can be trickier and more difficult to get approved. My friend didn’t think that would be the case, so now we just have to wait and see what happens.

I don’t do well with waiting…

All I will say is that I’m praying constantly this goes through for me and that I can start out the new year making a dream come true. My incredible mother and sister got me some things for my place, mostly for the kitchen, but it’s hard to be excited when I don’t know if it will be mine now. I’ve envisioned it so many times, so it has to be. Right?

Even though I’ve written about the apartment here and there on the blog and talked about it a little on IG Stories, I still can’t officially announce anything until I know 100%. Part of me wishes that I never discussed it at all. I always think that I jinx things, but ultimately I have to believe that whatever is meant for me will happen.

If not this place, then it will be another one. It just might take even more time to find it. And can I be honest? I haven’t found anything that I love as much as this one.

I’ve been completely distracted by all of this over the past month, which has resulted in continuous writer’s block and a lack of inspiration to create consistent content. I want so badly for this vision to come to life that it’s been so difficult to focus my attention on anything else. I figured it was time for a little Life Chat so that I could briefly fill you guys in on what’s been happening in my world.

Besides, I’ve missed you! I know in my heart that this is the next chapter for me. I’ve felt so stuck in my personal life over these last two years. With everyone around me getting married and having babies, I knew that the next stop on my own personal journey would be my NYC apartment.

It took me much longer to get here than expected, but 2018 will be the year. It just has to be. Do any of you have a story similar to this that you would like to share with me?

Hopefully, the next time I talk about this I will be announcing my move. And if not, I’ll just have to figure out the next step. There have been many set backs, heartbreaks and disappointments in my life and I now know that whatever doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger.

Positive vibes. I will figure it out. I always do.

We only have a few days until NYE and my hope is to get at least one more post up on here. I definitely want to do some sort of 2017 recap sharing some of my favorite highlights and lessons learned. What a year it has been!

I’m also looking forward to some new design changes that you will soon see here in this creative space. I’ve been thinking so much about the next steps for me with the blog. I just want to keep evolving. I’m trying to figure out what comes next in my work life too.

Is there anything specific that you would like to see from me in the new year? Videos? A Podcast? Different content? I’m always open to your feedback and welcome the discussion.

Let’s make the most out of these next several days and close out 2017 on a positive note. Continue to treat each morning like a new opportunity. Go after your dreams. Crush your goals. Strive to be better. Don’t wait a second longer to live the life you want.

Love you!❤️


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