Photography by Sara Algubaa
Hi guys, happy Sunday 🙂 Today is a special day for me since I am turning 26! Woo-hoo! Getting closer and closer to the big 3-0, and yet I feel I am barely old enough to go shopping on my own. Is that a normal thing to feel? I wanna thank all of you who have been wishing me happy birthday on social media earlier, I feel the love and it makes my little heart smile. In the spirit of growing up I want to share with you a little life update, what has been going on for me this past year and what I want/wish this new year will look like! Many of you don’t know this but this past year has been the most challenging one yet. A few days before turning 25 my boyfriend of over 7 years had to move across the ocean for work and that has been though to deal with. I am not going to go into details because this is very personal and can trigger a lot of emotions (I am a big cry-baby), but I can tell you that going from being together 24/7 to having to schedule phone calls and skype can be an adjustment – and that’s an understatement! I’m in that mindset that the year has gone by incredibly fast but at the same time terribly slow. We are FINALLY getting reunited and travelling to Mexico together at the end of the summer, so you can imagine the excitement I get just thinking about it! Aside from being separated last year, I also live thousands of miles from any family I have, across the Atlantic ocean and then more. This has been like this for the past years, and I am the one who decided to move to Canada so I am not blaming anyone, but it can be tough! I am so lucky though to have all those people love and encourage me everyday, so I never truly feel alone.
And thank God for you guys and my blog! This has been my haven, the place I come to at the end of the day to do what makes me happy and fills that void I sometimes get! And to see you all support and love this as much as I do is the best birthday present I could ask for! When everything changes in your life from one day to the other, I cannot explain to you how good it feels to have this anchor to keep me grounded and focused. I am eternally grateful and cannot wait to see how far it goes this year!
Now a little bit about the future. My current job is ending at the end of the summer and I am finding myself in that position where I am not sure what to do with myself. I want to blog full-time, that is a life goal of mine, but I know the amount of stress and challenges ahead and it is such a big step to take – I am not sure I am ready for it yet. Plans change all the time here, but I know that I would love to move back closer to my parents and brothers – and I am pretty sure they would love that too! All this to say this year will be the year of changes for me, and I am not usually someone who is excited about change (I get comfortable real fast and love when I know what tomorrow will bring – I know, boring) but I try to keep an open mind and tell myself that it can only be good.
What I know for sure is that I love you guys and I love blogging here and that will continue FOR SURE! Thank you for all the birthday wishes, I hope you love this little pink dress as much as I do, and hope your summer is going amazing! Can you believe we are almost in August already?!
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