I have never been so happy to say happy New Year to you all! It’s so good to see 2021 finally here. While things aren’t magically changing, I feel optimistic for the first time in a while thanks to the vaccine and I’m trying to keep that mindset after a hard year.
I remember the beginning of last year really struggling with feeling like not much in my life had changed. I had been at the same job for almost five years, same apartment, same routine and I didn’t know where to begin to start making changes in my life. Then March came and bam! All the change I could never have imagined pretty much all happened almost at once.
This year brought upon a change in everyone, both good and bad. The changes I’ve been able to make in my life have primarily been for the positive and I feel extremely lucky to say that. I know this year was so painful for so many and having a safe place to live and to be healthy and my friends and family be as well is truly the biggest blessing of it all. I’m grateful for the frontline workers who are working harder than anyone. And most of all, I am grateful we begin to see change for the better in our country, in our households and in our world.
When looking back at my most popular posts of 2020, I can see you were all looking for more ways to bring joy inside your homes, how to carve out time for yourself and little moments of happiness. I hope going into 2021 I can continue to make this space a positive and inspiring place for you all. Thank you for always supporting me and being my little moment of happiness too!
10 MOST POPULAR POSTS OF 2020:
After losing my job in March, I took the leap in starting my own influencer marketing consulting business and haven’t looked back since! Truly the biggest blessing in disguise of this past year. Love my clients and most of all, being my own boss!
The year of LOTS of TV time. My roommates and I checked off a lot of movies this year which leads me to my next most popular post…
The year of the movie jar! After we made a long list of movies we wanted to watch in quarantine, we had the idea to make a movie jar! We’ve now watched over 100 movies and I love seeing how many of you have made your own as well!
I wrote this post back in January pre-COVID not knowing how much stress was coming our way! Just a few small things to do during your week when feeling overwhelmed.
Another hobby I’m glad to have picked up before the pandemic was needlepointing! My mom taught me last Christmas and it’s now an obsession of mine! I finished four projects this year and hope to double that this year.
As someone who was slightly addicted to her workout classes, switching to at-home workouts has been a struggle of mine this year. Luckily there are so many great options to help keep you motivated at home!
I love collecting a few things and loved seeing what you all collect as well!
I spent the summer at home in Northern Michigan and loved getting to share more about this special place with you all. This summer travel guide from two years ago was also a favorite of yours (and a winter guide is coming this week!).
This is the year we all learned how to give haircuts at home and so many other beauty routines we took for granted!
Almost 10 months later and we’re still sadly not able to eat indoors at many of our favorite NYC restaurants. I rounded up some of my favorite spots earlier this year and also recently shared this post on ways to support your favorite NYC spots.