Familial Thoughts on 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


As I write this I'm now realizing it's my third consecutive year concluding with a travel post. I guess you can predict my priorities. There is no doubt that my destinations are of the first things I think of when reflecting on a year. 2016 has had no shortage of incredible adventures -- check my travel tag for proof. But looking back on this year and all that has changed, the first thing I'll remember is that home is truly where the heart is.

This year has been defined by adulthood. I started my full-time career, my sister left for college, and my boyfriend and I re-secured our relationship. My sister and I are now both living apart from our parents, and in some ways it feels like we've now all become closer. With change it's a blessing to know you have constants. For me, it's the shoulders I have to lean on that I appreciate the most. 

These photos were taking at a family wedding on the last day of our trip in Asia, where I spent a consecutive week with solely my parents for the first time in a while. As the last trip of an ever-changing year, it was a reminder that home is family, and it will follow me anywhere. With this transition away from the holidays, out of 2016, and into the new year, it's moments shared with those closest that I will carry through.
Dress: ASOS


17 comments

  1. What a great story dear! These are my favourite kinda posts :)

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  2. Beautiful last post for the year <3 I really identify with this year being defined by adulthood and the realization that home means family. The older we get the more we learn to appreciate and cherish those relationships! Hope the new year brings you a lot of joy!

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ada! I absolutely agree with your comment. Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

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  3. You look stunning in this beautiful dress my dear!!! Have a great fun on NYE :-)

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  4. that dress is so beautiful! I love the color on you!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  5. That dress is so pretty. The colour truly suits you. Have a lovely 2017.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  6. So pretty, and very true about family. I feel like me and my sister are getting closer now I've left home and I live closer to her than my parents

    The Quirky Queer

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    1. Right?! I think it comes out of having to go out of your way to stay in touch!

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  7. Very nice maxi and you look so lovely. The colour and style is perfect for you.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  8. sweetie this dress fabulous
    Happy New Year dear! kisses
    fashion blogger

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  9. Such a beautiful look. Yes family is everything and we should always keep them close.
    www.effortlesslady.co

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  10. Great post! Happy New Year! All the best in 2017 :)

    Bloglovin
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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  11. Gurlll that dress is gorgeous, looks amazing! Happy New Year doll xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  12. This dress looks absolutely fantastic on you! The colour looks amazing :) X

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  13. Such a wonderful dress !
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  14. Love the colour on you Christina!
    Didn't know you were in Asia.
    Aside from Singapore, where else did you visit?
    Might have missed ALOT of blogposts,
    so maybe I should follow you in Instagram which I should have.
    Happy New Year girlie.
    Travel more x

    Viviene Kok
    www.vivienekok.com

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