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See Ya 2018!

2018 was a year and though the passing of time can make me feel a bit melancholy, I’m glad it’s behind me and am looking forward to a bright, shiny 2019. While my year is ending in an incredibly different place than where it started, I am filled with a since of contentment and peace that’s actually pretty surprising. I’m ending the year with a little tag since this could get a little rambly and nonsensical if I let my emotions take the wheel πŸ˜›

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Going to Fleetwood Mac! It was a totally last minute outing, I had been waffling back and forth on going and then I couldn’t find anyone who was available to go with me since it was a random week night so I just went by myself. It wasn’t that terrible, I had a lot of fun and got to see one of my favorite bands in the entire world and they were amazing. I’m so glad that I decided to go and didn’t let not having someone to go deter me.

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I don’t make resolutions, nothing to report.

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Unpredictable, disappointing but mostly fine πŸ˜€

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I’m seeing Elton John in February! I am trying to be more conscious about spending my money on less stuff and more experiences that will last me a lifetime. I won’t be taking pics/video at this show either because I think it’s more important to put the experience to memory and get out of this compulsion to live life on social media.

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So many things, I learned that you never really know someone and that everyone has secrets. I learned that being single isn’t the most terrible thing in the world and I am just fine on my own, relationships aren’t for everybody and I am not ashamed to say that I might be one of those people. I learned that I’m not a career woman, I had someone tell me that I seemed indifferent about my career because of what I do. Which I beg to differ, I just don’t care to live to work – I work so that I can have a comfortable life and people shouldn’t be defined by their careers. I’ve been making an effort to not ask people what they do for work when I’m making small talk because it doesn’t fucking matter, that isn’t what defines a person – everyone’s definition of happiness is different, live and let live.

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This lovely skirt that I purchased from Modcloth, it is unlined and can be worn in the summer or cooler months with tights and I love it. The pattern is kinda’ haphazard and eclectic, I love the length and the way it sits is so lovely and feminine. Also, it’s apparently on sale and I am totally getting another one!

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Invigorating – I feel that this year turned out to be a new beginning for me and the bad stuff was somewhat of a catalyst for some of the really good stuff.

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More new experiences! I am looking forward to stepping out of comfort zone, checking out new events, restaurants, music – there are so many things that I want to do this year.

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Disappointment, I found a lot about who people really are this year and it’s burned me more than a little – I just don’t want to be disappointed by the people whom I care about.

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I read a lot of good books this last year but the one that I found to be totally unique was The Hunger by Alma Katsu – it is a re-imagining of what happened to the Donner Party with a supernatural twist. I loved the historical fiction aspect of it and that added story line of something else being out in the desert was totally unexpected but kept me hooked until the last page.

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Like I said, I don’t do resolutions but I do resolve to just be a good person each year and recommit myself to spreading kindness, I am going to stick with that. I still believe that the more good energy that you put out into the universe, the more you get back. I mean, it’s clearly not a 1:1 return on investment but it’s not hard to just be a good person either πŸ™‚

To wrap this up, I kept seeing everyone’s Instagram Top 9 posts and decided to download my own. I’m the worst at Instagram, I just don’t really get the point and it’s something that definitely plays second fiddle to my blog but it’s fun to see what people were liking this past year.

I hope that you had a beautiful year and if 2018 was a little lack luster, here’s to a brighter 2019!

8 Comments

  • stashy

    That’s so cool you saw Fleetwood Mac last year! And that you’ll be seeing Elton John this coming February.
    Happy new year! Hope 2019 turns out as you want it to.

    • quitesimplystella

      I’m not even a big concert person but it was a blast, can’t wait for February ☺️ To you as well 😘

  • hoiyinli

    Happy New Year! Had some similar thoughts about 2018 whilst reading this post. I think each year that goes pass, you learn more about people and come to realise who your real friends are even if no one has really betrayed you or done anything questionable. Adult friendships has taught me to let go of people who are just too petty or who just don’t care about you as a person. Or better yet – those who question YOU and criticise you for changing. That’s always the most hilarious one.

    Anyways, here’s cheers to a 2019 that just runs on positive energy!

    • quitesimplystella

      To you as well!! Agreed, it kind of bums me out to let go of friendships but it frees up time & energy that can be invested in real friends. Right?! I hate the ‘you’ve changed’ thing, people change, there’s nothing wrong with that! Ugh, people are exhausting 😜

      Good in, good out 😘

    • quitesimplystella

      Thank you ☺️ Modcloth has the cutest stuff but I should be more patient & wait for sales!!

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