Now what?

January 5, 2014

Christmas is over, 2014 is here and tomorrow is the last day of holidays and the question is: “Now what?” Somehow the whole Fall is about expecting Winter and those above mentioned holidays, but what then, when it’s all finished, all the presents have been opened, celebrations finished and it’s time to continue with your “everyday life”?

Somehow, after observing for years, me, my family and friends tend to feel somehow quite down at this time of the year. To fall asleep and wake up in the Spring feels very tempting and that’s in a way what I would do every year. I would loose all the inspiration or drive to do anything and would only start feeling like a human again around end of March.

This year I chose to proceed differently. One of the promises ( goals ) that I wrote down for 2014 was to live life and not let a single day go to waste. Learn/ do something every day that will make me happy or bring me one step closer to getting my dreams come true.

If you’re having or used to have the same issues as I did and have decided to do things differently this year, then the good way to keep being active/ motivated is to write down a list of things you would like to do until the first day of Spring. For instance:

– read that one book you’ve been wanting to read for a longest time ever -reorganise your wardrobe and get rid of all of the clothes that you know you won’t be wearing again and that don’t fit you anymore -book a trip to warmer places with beach to take a break from Winter blues -go out more often and be more social ( great way to lift up your mood ) -go sale shopping with your bff and relax with a nice cup of hot chocolate afterwards -start a project that you’ve been wanting to kick off for a long time but never found time/ courage/ will to do it -start a course of something: cooking/ foreign language/ dancing/ sewing -sign up to gym ( one of the best ways to kick start new year and keep your thoughts clear ) -etc. list can be as long as you want it πŸ™‚

I have made a long list for myself too and it’s long enough to keep me occupied until the flowers start to bloom, daytime becomes way longer than it is now and the sun start to peek out much more often πŸ™‚

I’m in the middle of renovation process of my apartment and I have no idea where half of my things are. It’s practically impossible to get my hands on my clothes or accessories, so sorry if next few outfits will be bit “I’ve seen this” ones but I promise to try my best to make them as interesting as possible.

I’m very much looking forward to meeting with my pr girl this coming week, since we’ll go over the final details of my website which should launch in 10 days! YAAAY!

In the end, I would like to THANK YOU!!! so much dear people!! Thank you for all of the support, heartfelt comments and compliments, you’re truly making me smile every time I check my comments section. You’re all so kind and I’m so happy to have readers like you.

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  • Reply Ivana January 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Jako lijep i inspirativan post… hvala tebi na svakoj napisanoj rijeci i puno srece s listom kao i webom πŸ™‚
    Fotografije su carobne πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura January 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Beautiful post!

  • Reply Mafalda January 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    I really like your philosophy and resolutions!
    Mafalda ❤

  • Reply Michelle Verpuggi January 5, 2014 at 11:46 PM

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  • Reply Taya Ladame January 6, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Nice post!

  • Reply Nicole Aguinaldo January 6, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    Wow these photos are stunning and you have such lovely writing πŸ™‚


  • Reply Kstylick January 6, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Hey there my dear, maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC, Facebook?

    Please leave me a comment on my blog and follow by blog!

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  • Reply Anne Stikvoort January 6, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    great list, nice to read this post!

  • Reply Ivana January 6, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Natali, this post made me genuinely happy! I feel like we have so many things in common! I used to be like that: feeling let down after the end of holidays, dreading short, dark winter days, daydreaming about spring and new beginnings. Until I realized, that my new beginnings weren’t tied to a day, a date or a season. I can choose to be whoever I want to be, even in the dead of winter πŸ™‚ I very much love your idea of “surviving winter bucket list”, and I’ll be making one for myself (and possibly sharing it on my blog) asap.

    You are such a wonderful, inspiring and kind woman, and I can’t wait to see what wonderful things 2014 will bring to you! And maybe one we’ll be able to work together on a common project, what do you think?

    I’m sending you big hugs!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

    • Reply Natali January 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Oh wow!! Thank you so much on this flattering comment! I have no idea what to say, I’m blushing!! When it comes to the project, I’m very, very interested! Just tell me what you have in mind so we can discuss it more πŸ™‚ Here’s to a kick ass 2014!

  • Reply niella January 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Beautiful photos, I am not a big fan of snow but I wish we had a bit… this doesn´t feel like winter what we are having here in central Europe… I love your positive attitude! Good luck!

    • Reply Natali January 6, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Thanks for your comment! We also don’t have snow in Helsinki, these photos are from last year. It’s unusually warm Winter!

    • Reply niella January 8, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      Hahaha,ok… America is freezing, we are having spring πŸ™‚

  • Reply Matea Saric January 6, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Ja sam se danas probudila totalno u bedu baš zato što su blagdani gotovi, najrađe bi da sad odmah dođe proljeće jer mi je ovaj period do 4-og mjeseca totalno nikakav, uvijek se svede na iščekivanje sunca i dovoljno toplog vremena za skidanje u kratke rukave πŸ™‚
    Sretno sa sređivanjem stana, nadam se da će se ubrzo sve vratiti u normalu πŸ˜€

  • Reply The Preppy Sisters January 6, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Beautiful photos. They are incredible quality! And I love that outfit, the lace detailing on the shirt is adorable.

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