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2019 part two

August 19, 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen I recently spent a long weekend in Milan with a couple of my girlfriends. It was P E R F E C T. We explored, we drank, we ate (so much pasta), we laughed, and we celebrated New Years Eve in style.

NYE in June…a strange concept? Well yes, I suppose it is if we’re sticking to what we know. I’ll explain.

2019 has not been my favourite year (to put it lightly). I wrote this post back in Feb of this year laying out all of the things that had made my cry so far in 2019. Little did I know that was just the tip of the iceberg of what 2019 had in store for me. The following few months had me longing for the days I cried over biscuit crumbs in my bed….

It’s been an absolute rollercoaster, one I’d have preferred not to have got on if I’m totally honest. But you guys know me, I’m not one to live life with my glass half empty so after a few weeks of wallowing I decided it was time to turn things around.

In January when the new year rolls around, we often think about our hopes, dreams and goals for the year ahead. It’s strange that this one date in the calendar encourages us to do this and often it’s the only time in the year we actually give it some thought.

And you know what, a year is a pretty long time to go without giving yourself something new to focus on. It’s also a pretty long time to spend waiting for the new one if things haven’t quite gone your way.

I was absolutely not prepared to wait another 6 months to welcome in the new year and say goodbye to a shitty 2019.

Happy New Year decorations

So that’s where 2019 part two came in.

Conveniently we spent June 30th in Milan, exactly six months between 2019 and 2020 so we decided it was the perfect time for a celebration. We hung balloons, got in our best dresses, drank Prosecco and partied Milan style.

It seems strange that just putting a label on a date could give such a fresh perspective on things, but if it helps move forward, I’m all for it. Why wait until January to have a new beginning?

New beginning quote

Of course the idea of New Years resolutions and such is really just a concept, in reality we can start something new whenever the hell we want to. So if you’re already done with 2019, grab yourself a bottle (or three) of Prosecco, set yourself some new challenges, and welcome in your new beginning in whichever way you fancy.


8 responses to “2019 part two”

  1. Em says:

    Yaasss girl! I absolutely agree with the concept that you can have a fresh start whenever, and for whatever reason you want. I’ve been trying to introduce monthly goals to break things up into bite sizes chunks, and find that’s really helped as well.

    Em x

    • estherruthwyse says:

      Oh I love the idea of monthly goals!! I think having as many goals as you can whenever you can is a great idea. Love it! Thanks for your comment lovely! xx

  2. Kayla says:

    Absolutely love the fact you created your own New Year, what incredible friends you must have 😀 I’m so sorry the start of your year was a rotten one but I’ve been loving your account over the last couple of months and keeping up with the year of Esther. Good for you girl! Kayla xxx

    • estherruthwyse says:

      They really are absolute stars!! And you are such a babe, thank you Kayla. Absolutely trying to make the best of a shit situation! xxx

  3. Jenn says:

    What an absolutely fantastic idea! New years in June! I hope the second half of 2019 goes more smoothly for you 😃🖤

  4. This is so true and I’m glad you are surrounded by such lovely people that welcomed in 2019 part two with you (in Milan of all places, how very glam!) I like to set myself goals, sometimes monthly, sometimes weekly, but it varies depending on how I’m feeling and it’s totally tailored to how busy/free my time is too. Sending hugs and positive vibes your way! xx

    Paris |

    • estherruthwyse says:

      I know right!? I think that’s a great thing to do – they really can be helpful anytime. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and positive vibes! xxx

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