Monthly Letter: June 2015

6/27/2015



Goodbye, Hello is a series of letters written by me as I reflect on the past month and ponder about the upcoming month. Read the letter of last month here.

Goodbye June,


you have been filled with excitement and jam-packed with unexpected pieces of wisdom that I will always keep in mind.

I was torn between "If it's meant to be it will happen" and "If you want it, go get it" and I am still figuring out which one to follow. I don't think I will ever find the right solution. And maybe there is no right solution after all.


I got busy dealing with the mess that people who shouldn't matter in my life made that I forgot to take care of the true friendships. It was a mistake that I hope I'll never make again. It's not only a waste of time but also unnecessary drain of energy. Which is why I started to reconnect with old friends. And it did happen quite naturally as we found each other again during tough times. Hanging out with my best friends was a huge thing for me this month, too. There's nothing better than good distraction, nice talks and much laughter.

Another thing I realised was how I shouldn't cry over the same thing twice. There's just so much time for dwelling on the negativity of the bad things in life. And there are many reasons to just move on.

On the more positive side, you consisted of the first time I ever looked for an apartment for my own and learned what to look for. (Read what I learned about moving out for the first time here.)

I spent hours in days reading through many new lovely comments on "To Ethan", feeling special and grateful and pretty damn lucky.

After months, I finally started to follow my resolution for the year which was: eating healthy. I am not resisting eating meat or anything but I've been much healthier and oh, do I feel good!

I dyed my hair for the first time which was kind of a sign of change and new beginnings for me. The color is only a little lighter but it's a big enough change for me.

A song that kept playing in my head, plus on Spotify, was Coming Over by James Hersey which made me really happy for some reason.

This was just another month where I broke another charger of mine. It happens every time. And there are probably many more times to come.

Ultimately, can I just say that I am extremely proud because LOVE WINS?

Hello July,


I hope you will have more experiences, bad or good, accompany me throughout the month. I hope you'll make finding an apartment easier than it is right now. May all the effort and back and forth driving be worth it in the end. I cannot wait for my new life on my own to start.

From the girl who waited so long for summer,
Arden.

47 comments

  1. Wow this is such a great post, your blog is so gorgeous! (it think I'm obsessed ^_-) x

    ratherstrangeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Great post!

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    Have a nice day !

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  3. wow dear your post was amazing !!

    I love your blog :)

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    Have a nice day :D

    Jade

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    1. thank you heaps! i'll give it a look, thanks for coming 'round!

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  4. Haha, have fun in Amsterdam :) And about 1. it's definitely number 2 i believe!

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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    1. thank you, turns out it didn't quite work out. but i have a nice holiday, anyway so it's fine! & yeah, i definitely think so too, now. c:

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  5. Loved reading this! I am also constantly torn when it comes to #1 on your list. The struggle is real!

    xo N
    Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. thanks a lot! and yeah it can be sooo frustrating.

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  6. The first thing written on your list is something I can relate to. It's a such a frustrating situation ! However, I'm glad you were able to get together with your friends. Hope you're doing better (:

    <3,
    RGMENDOZA

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    1. i think many relate to it, there's just no true or false option! and thanks, i am feeling much much better.

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  7. Point 1,3, 4 and point 15 sums up my month too, love your blog so much btw.
    -Rupsha | Blog-Lovesicklilac | Twitter-b_rupsha

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  8. whoa i'm so with you on #1. i think it's something i've always dealt with subconsciously but never actually stated out loud. you saying it gave me this weird moment of clarity

    http://hellokuo.blogspot.com/

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    1. yeah i was like that, too. it's not always easy to put something into words that you're subconsciously dealing with! thanks for reading x

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  9. I love writing lists too! Fun post; thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures and I am totally one for writting loads of lists as well!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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    1. lists are just amazing. i make lists for almost everything, haha.

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  11. I totally see your love for lists, it is pretty satisfying! I like that you make lists of the things you've done, it's different from the usual 'to do' or 'i want to..' lists!
    Hope you have a great week!
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 
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    1. yes, exactly! every time i tick something off on lists for example, i couldn't feel more satisfied. thanks for coming by!

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  12. Great post.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com

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  13. I love lists! It was fun reading yours-it sounds like you had a busy and reflective past month :) Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming one!
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  14. I love the idea of summing up the month in a list like this! Beautiful photos too. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  15. I love the idea of summing up the month in a list like this! Beautiful photos too. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  16. Reflection is the best form of therapy! Posts like these make me think which I love doing!!

    Pop over to my blog and maybe leave a comment :)

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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    1. truer words never spoken! and i will x

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  17. Writing lists and checking things off lists are the best! Love your list for June! I have a similar list of things that will carry through July.

    be the plebeian

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  18. This is lovely! I write lists constantly, and keep my old notebooks so when I dig out a notebook from 10 years ago and I see where my head was it's very strange, but insightful!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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    1. omg yes!! i do that with my journals, too. it's like so awkward sometimes and pretty cringe-worthy at times but insightful indeed!

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  19. I'm a list fiend myself! Loved reading through yours~ I really, really hope things begin to pick up for you soon! The storm will end, trust me it always does <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. thank you, love. the storm ended, just like you said. x

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    1. i'm glad you enjoyed it! i appreciate you taking your time to read this x

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  21. This is such a great idea to do every month! Thanks for sharing

    lifeisashoe

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    1. i'll probably really stick to doing this every month, it's pretty satisfying too! thank you for coming by.

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  22. I'm definitely on the making things happen side. I believe that everything is in your hands and maybe if it's truly not meant to be, then it the situation would be out of your hands. But there's no harm in trying an being proactive!

    I think it's ok to cry over the same thing twice - just be stronger than last time.

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. you're absolutely right. thanks for this comment! sometimes i just overthink and then i'd be like "ugh if i do this, this or that could happen" and then i kind of doubt myself and everything else. but from now on i'll just make things happen and not hesitate. and about the crying; i guess i always feel like i could get over with upsetting stuff quicker than i usually do. x

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  23. love this post, and totally agree on either going with the flow or doing something about it all the time!! the struggle!

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    1. the struggle is real and probably going to stay with us haha. good luck :b

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