New Year, New Me?

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and hopefully a bit of a break from your busy lives. It’s that time of year where everyone commits to New Years Resolutions that they hope will affect some kind of big changes on their lives. It’s the classic “new year, new me” attitude… So where do I stand on the spectrum of new and improved?

Well, 2018 is bringing a very exciting, new chapter for me. For those of you who may not yet know, I have officially moved to Vancouver! I am going to be here for the next little while completing my undergrad at UBC, and I am super excited to have the opportunity to explore Vancouver. You can expect plenty of adventurous, mostly fun content coming your way for #chiaratakesvancouver throughout 2018…. yay!!!

But does moving to a new place and having a fresh start mean that you also have to be “new”? Well… not exactly. I admit that I have changed a lot over the past year, and I have no doubt that 2018 is going to bring many more changes. We change as we learn and grow, and for that I will always be grateful. But here’s what is not going to change: my desire to constantly seek new opportunities to learn and grow, my want to adventure in many different capacities (whatever that might be), my dedication to academics (even though sometimes it makes me want to pull my hair out), my love to my supportive family and friends (love you all), and my continuous honest oversharing about my life through the blog (sorry not sorry). So there you have it. Some parts of us can stay the same while some parts of us can change. It’s a contradiction, I know, but it’s also life.

I encourage you all to consider not only what parts of your life you want to change, but also the parts of your life that will stay the same – the parts you are grateful for. I hope you all have an amazing 2018 and continue to join me for the wild ride of #chiaratakesvancouver ! 🙂

3 responses to “New Year, New Me?”

  1. […] In 2018, I kicked off the new year moving to Vancouver, which was another big adjustment for me. It seems you were all excited about the move also, as my most-read post of this year was about that initial change and what it would mean for me. It marked the beginning of studying at UBC’s Vancouver campus and the beginning of many adventures around the Lower Mainland throughout the rest of the year. Read the full details here. […]

  2. […] One of my most popular posts of 2018 was describing my transition to living in Vancouver. This very much continued the wave of changes from 2017, right into a full host of new beginnings. Of course, this change brought its own set of uncertainties as well, many of which I contemplated in this post. It really captured the beginning of my time in Vancouver and set the stage for the coming months of my journey in the city. Read the full post here. […]

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