Monthly Recap – December 2017

My month. A flashback on everything that has happened.

Should I do it or not? Should I write a complete review on 2017 or just go with my monthly flashbacks? I have to admit I love those posts that are reflecting on the whole year. Most of the times I don’t even know the blogger in person but somehow their stories inspire and motivate me. I mean, I do write my own stories in life but who doesn’t get inspired by others sometimes?
After going back and forth, I decided to do a monthly flashback. In 2017 I have made a lot of experiences, most of them are safe and sound in my memory … others not so much. That is why I want to capture and memorize everything that is going to happen in 2018. Whether it is on with my phone, with my camera, in my planner… It doesn’t matter. But: it is also about balance. More ‚being‘ instead of just rushing through everything. Capturing moments but at the same time being more present and just enjoying the moment. One of my goals for 2018 is just that: being more present and finding a balance. I am going to be talking more about my goals for 2018 in another post.

Pinned: some of those I found on Pinterest, others crossed my path on Instagram. Those quotes resonated most with me this past month.

quotes december 2017

Hustled:  again and again it is all about my bachelor thesis… and my research project, which is a part of my bachelor thesis but will be handed in separately. At the end of December I also went back at work at the hotel after my bachelor thesis break. To my surprise the holidays madness wasn’t as bad as I imagined it. And the few critical situations that came up, we all managed to survive. For New Years Eve and the 1st of January I have my days off but won’t be doing anything fancy. What are your plans for today?

Done and accomplished: my bachelor thesis. I handed it in on the 19th of December. I am really proud of myself on how good I have handled my time management and I actually like what I wrote. You can read some of my tips on how to write a bachelor thesis here. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the grade reflects my good feeling. I won’t be getting the grade within the next few weeks though.
Another thing that I wanted to accomplish this month was not going crazy on the Christmas cookie front but also enjoy them at the same time. Balance. I think I did a pretty good job on that. I worked out so hard the past months so I didn’t wanted to ruin my progress.

This is me an hour before handing in my bachelor thesis. Happy and proud ASF

me happy Bachelorthesis GirlBossHeaven

Thoughts:  nothing changed compared to last month when I thought way to much about … everything. I guess that is my “thing”. I have been doing this overthinking for all of my life as far as I can remember.  So what did I actually think about? My future in general … not the things that I cannot really influence like people I will meet or stuff like that. Wait … writing this makes me realise that there is almost nothing I can actually really influence  … even though I like to make myself believe that. Hahah. Anyways, I thought a lot about my next steps career wise and new home town wise. Those two go together as they influence each other.

Loved: the snow. And how it makes everything look calm and beautiful. Sunsets and the sky. Because no painting is ever more beautiful than a sunset. More snow pictures here. You like sunsets? Click here.

Lake sunset GirlBossHeaven Winter wonderland

Watched:  A lot of YouTube. I literally binge watched the videos of Sarah and my all time favourite Ashley. When I watch something on Netflix I try to stick to one TV series at once, otherwise I get confused. So “The Originals” it was. Which videos or series did you watch?

Listened:  most oft the time I listened to my latest obsessions of November. Meaning Noah Cyrus. But I have a few new additions

All Falls Down by Alan Walker / Feat. Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals

I Miss You by Clean Bandit / Feat. Julia Michaels

Under Your Skin by Seeb x R. City

Feel Good by Felix Jaehn x Mike Williams

Let You Down by NF

Stargazing by KYGO x Justin Jesso

Fave Songs December 2017

Dear to my heart: I could have just added this text to the other quotes above. It resonated with me as well but on whole other level. It puts this feeling I had inside of me into words like I never was able to. I live and breathe those words. I can live with rejection and I can live with hurt. Regret though is something I cannot live with. Regret and  ‘what ifs’ haunt me and steal my happiness.

Quotes about regret



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