Happy Holidays! Sharing some of my 2018 highlights, hinting to some plans & most importantly! asking you How was your 2018 and What is in the plans for 2019?
Man I’m so late with this post, I fear 2019 might just hit until I finish it haha. Anyways, I hope y’all are having a total blast this holiday season. As we’re literally starring at the New Year, it seemed more than appropriate to look at the one we’re leaving behind and reflect a lil’ bit. And man what a fucking year it was!
Happy Holidays | 2018 Recap + Plans.
Literally the first thing I read on the internet in 2018 (and we all know it’s dark and full of terrors haha) was this quote by I really don’t know who, and I wanna say Louise Hay, but I read it on Josephin Dahlberg’s blog, and it said “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and in hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens.” And yes, I googled it, it is in fact Louise Hay, man what a woman, may she rest in peace!
So, I started talking actionable steps towards accepting myself every day and still am to this day! It’s not always easy and it doesn’t always come naturally, but it truly is life changing. I will write more about this soon, but I couldn’t not mention it now, looking back you know…
The other totally lit thing that happened this year was I finally took some online classes to learn Illustrator, which if you’re been hanging around here, Instagram, or Facebook, it’s not news to you 🙂 There was a really boring part at the beginning, not gonna lie, was gonna bail on it like at least 17 times, but I stuck with it and I got to the fun part pretty soon (man this can go many different ways haha). Then, on April 18th, on my mom’s birthday, Angela and I quit smoking! OMG, to this fucking day I still cannot believe that we of all people quit! I also plan on writing on this soon. (2019 hints all over 🙂
Probably the most exciting thing for me this year was starting my own shop earlier this month (basically just on Instagram and Facebook in Macedonia for now haha). I named it Frankly, and am currently selling Holiday Cards + pompom ornaments + winter hats, but I’m passionately working on the new collection that will be launched hopefully sometime in January. Will also write a more detailed post for this haha.
As for some of my future plans with Arty’s Getaway… I took a more strategic approach to the blog and how I’m running it this December cause there are definitely some areas I can work on and improve. I’m still flying it solo tho, so I know that I’m doing my best with it. But I have so much ideas that I can’t wait to start realizing them, and I truly believe that 2019 will be a great year for this blog and you, my dear readers!
Arty’s Getaway is taking Holidays days off!
Like I said, I’m still flying both this baby and Frankly solo, so in order to take a few breaths and chill a little (to stay sane for starters haha), I’m taking a little break. I’ll be back in January (on the 9th) with some brand new content for you! Until then, you can always find me on Instagram (most likely!), Facebook or Pinterest! Have the most wonderful Holidays & may the Force be with y’all!