Considering the fact that I have not published a post in quite a few months – I thought it was about time for a life update.
It’s currently Sunday in Vienna and it’s cold. Around 3 degrees Celcius to be exact. I haven’t posted in about 8ish months (which is crazy) and I am not really sure why. A lot has happened, life changes, highs, and lows. But here I am, it is now December and it will be 2020 in only a couple of weeks. It really is crazy how fast the time goes, but I am ready for the new year. You get so caught up in your life sometimes that it is easy to forget to stop and take it all in. Reflect on things that have happened, both the good things and bad.
For a while, I felt like I was going through a mid-life crisis haha (but more like an early mid-life crisis because I am still young). Feeling unsure about what I am doing with my life, feeling like I haven’t achieved or experienced the things that I want to, etc, etc. The usual sort of worries that many of us face at some point in our lives. It was only after a very recent self-reflective trip to Berlin where I realised that I am ready to make the necessary changes to live the life I want to live (wow that got deep).
Let me start by saying, I am well and feeling good… actually really good. For a while though, I felt all over the place *Sorry to the friends who had to listen to my endless Snapchat ramblings* But now I have a sense of clarity that I didn’t have before. Not to get too deep or anything, but when one door closes another one opens- and I can’t even begin to tell you how accurate this is. Some really amazing people have come into my life this year and I feel so grateful for them. Sometimes, people leave and the universe brings you, new people, right when you least expect it and perhaps when you needed it the most.
This year I have met some people who have grown to become very important to me and people I care so deeply for. I was looking for a true friend and at the same time, they were looking for someone too. (You know who you are!) This year I focussed on putting myself out there, trying new things, going out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and I’m so glad I did.
Another life update… (a pretty massive one) I got married! Yes, I know how that sounds, what the heck Chelsea?! After a year of secretly planning, I married my best friend and my love in September a few days after our 7 year anniversary. We had a small ceremony surrounded by our very close friends and family at home in Australia. Would you like to see a blog post about it? Let me know! But here is a little sneak peek from our day. It could not have been more beautiful.
(Photography by Andrea Sissons)
Uni is going well- don’t get me wrong, there are ups and downs and really stressful times, but I love what I’m studying and I know it’s the path I want to be going down. In fact, it goes perfectly with blogging, creating and my other job. Right now, my semester holidays have begun and I am really excited to have this time to be creative, to write, take photos and simply create. I want to build a routine where I can do this regularly because I feel so passionate about it. Plus, over the last months, I have changed so much as a person and there are a lot of things I want to share on my blog and Instagram. Interests of mine, different topics, sustainable brands, my life in general and more.
What else what else.. aside from being in Australia for a little over two months this year, Max and I also visited LA (which was our best holiday to date) and I’d love to do a blog post about our trip or even our time in Australia. We always love coming home to Vienna though, home to our cozy apartment and this beautiful city. I feel super grateful to be living here, especially during December when the city is filled with beautiful lights, Christmas markets and the smell of mulled wine. I’ve changed and grown as a person over the last year and I hope you’ll stick around to get to know me more.
Things are finally falling into place, it took a lot to get here, but it feels so good. All the highs and lows of 2019 have actually made me grow a lot as a person, so for that, I am so grateful. I just have such a crazy good feeling about 2020, and this new decade we are about to enter. I feel beyond ready to kick some goals, embrace change, welcome new people into my life and new expereinces and just live the life I want to live. Are you ready for the new year? Who’s with me?!
There’s my life update for you! If you got this far, give yourself a pat on the back. Feel free to leave me a comment or chat with me over on Instagram (@whatccdoes).