Happy New Year! I’m a few weeks late into it, but better late than never, right? 2018 was such a big year in the world, with a lot of overwhelming and often heartbreaking news. Personally, it was the biggest year of my life and I’m thankful for a lot of positive change and new things: we got pregnant, renovated and moved into a new home, left Vancouver for a nearby suburb, and gave birth to our son. And somehow, in the midst of all that, I feel like I got absolutely nothing done. Maybe it was the fact that I’ve essentially been exhausted for the whole year?! Haha.
I took a break from the blog for a good 4 months during the year, and it was certainly rewarding and necessary to focus on the transition into parenthood. The fourth trimester was intense and it all feels like a blur. Now that we’re getting into a bit more of a rhythm, I’m increasingly finding that I want a creative outlet again and to take the time to do something for myself.
That being said, the reality of life with a baby has meant that outfit photos have been harder to pull off than they were before. Nap schedules are taking priority over most everything else at the moment, and I honestly leave the house without make up more often than with it these days. My current criteria for getting dressed also has a lot more to do with practicality than style, but perhaps this will change when I’m not longer breastfeeding. Regardless, I do still like sharing my style and I know most of you are here for that… so I’m still going to make it a priority when I’m able to!
I’ve been enjoying our new home a lot – it’s the first time I’ve ever lived somewhere with a good amount of natural light and I’m so grateful for it. Instead of doing it all at once, we’ve slowly been adding pieces that feel right as we’ve been able to afford them. It’s taken us a while to settle in, but we’ve finally picked out a sofa and I’m excited to start getting some art on the walls! I’m learning that the home will always be a work in progress, but I’m looking forward to sharing more with you over the course of this year.
Lastly, I’ve really liked writing more personal essays in 2018 (like this and this) and finding common ground with you through them, and I’m happy you guys have seemed to enjoy reading them too. As I get older I find myself wanting to add more value with what I share, and I hope I can do that with more of these posts.
Thanks so much for sticking around in the midst of the inconsistency and change last year. I’m looking forward to being more active here in 2019 and reconnecting. And as always – if there’s anything specific you’d like to see, please do let me know!