Goodbye 2017! Hello 2018!

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Same story, two years later. Yes, shame on me I didn't write a review post at the end of last year. But to be fair. My Unsubscribe post came close to that. I don't know if any of you follow me this long but does anyone remember my "Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!" post? I just went through it again and man the things that have changed. Also, can you believe it's been 4 years of me sharing to the the online world? Crazy.

Well, what has happened this year: A lot. To begin with. Simply, a lot. Tons of unbelievably good things but also tons of sh**. Yes it's true. Private life, work life, you name it. Starting off this year with me officially starting my design business this is the biggest milestone so far. I am so incredibly thankful for the people I got to meet, work with and call friends this year. Everyone I'm talking about will know it's them by now. Big hug goes out to all of you. I got to do incredible branding projects this year, beautiful wedding suites, workshops and one huge project that will launch in January next year. These projects changed everything. So thank you!

I've learned a lot this year. Learned what works for me and what doesn't. Learned to always keep business private. Learned how important contracts are. Learned that there will always be clients who simply don't work for me. Learned how much work I can take on. Learned which things are worth the most to me. Learned which people are worth the most to me. Learned that you will meet people you give 100% to but yet you only get 50%. Learned to walk away from people who are simply not good for me. It sounds like I'm 100 years old but I'm just talking about my own experience here. My aim is not to change anyone or lecture anyone. But I know that if I would read about someone's thoughts and there would be just the slightest chance that this could help me, I'd be incredibly thankful for it. I'm a very sensitive person. I think a lot. I can't change that. I reflect a lot and that helps me deal with everything that's going on. Some people can't handle that, can't handle that I am maybe more emotional than others. But that's fine. I'm very happy with the way I am and I think it's one of the greatest gifts to care.

Traveling has been more important than ever for me this year. I still have to pinch myself to believe I've actually made my dream come true and made it to Iceland this year. I've realized that this is what I want to spend doing for the rest of my life. Seeing new places. Some people have preferences for the sea, mountains, forest, whatever. But I actually cannot really decide. I just know that I want to see new places. Maybe random places. But just the beauty in everything. I also love the feeling of airports. Whether I pick someone up or get to go away myself. I just love this atmosphere of the potential to leave everything behind. And the happy feeling of coming home. And since we're already talking about traveling here. 2018 will be quite the year in terms of traveling. Hint: moving to another country. Yep, I guess there'll be a specific post on what's happening with this whole business when I'll be gone for a year and probably won't be able to take on any inquiries for at least 5 months. But fingers crossed everything will work out!

So here's to you 2017. And you were one of the best years for me so far. I can't see where 2018 will take me. Enjoy your New Year's eve, hopefully with people that matter and you matter to. 

Cheers, Viviane xx

Some photos in review of some of my happiest times...