Tag: New Year

Weekly Recap #53, 2021

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I guess I wasn’t thinking last week when I thought the 52nd weekly recap would be the last one of 2021, but here is the *truly* final week-in-review, featuring my last few outfits of the year, my first look of 2022, and a few hockey games. It was a surprisingly busy few days (my last full week in the states!), but I had so much fun spending the bulk of my time playing games and hanging out with extended family. Continue reading “Weekly Recap #53, 2021”

2021 Recap: And the Award Goes To…

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Happy New Year’s Eve! I’ve tried writing this post’s intro over and over again, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s really no way to start an end-of-year blog post without using at least one cliché phrase (such as “I can’t believe the year is already over!” or “What a year it’s been!”). No matter how many times I think these phrases, I will try to keep them to a minimum today… Anyway, I always love sharing these yearly recap posts to reflect on everything I accomplished in the last 12 months (and everything I did not, to learn what I could do differently next year). So without further ado, here are some milestones I reached this year, a few reflections, and most importantly, the award-style blog post that has become a New Year’s Eve tradition here at Graceful Rags. Peace out, 2021! Continue reading “2021 Recap: And the Award Goes To…”

New Year, New Goals

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While it may be an increasingly unpopular opinion, I love the hope of a new year—the promise of a fresh start and a blank planner to fill with all my wildest aspirations. Will I lose this new year momentum by the time February rolls around? Probably, if I’m being honest with myself. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming big every January and imagining what life I want to make for myself this year. We can all agree that 2020 wreaked havoc on our plans and goals, so I’m a little apprehensive about planning for 2021. However, if this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s to prepare for the worst and hope for the best—so that’s what I’m going to do. Continue reading “New Year, New Goals”