Looking Back and Looking Forward (2014-2015 Edition)

1/01/2015 08:30:00 AM

It's the first day of 2015, 7:28 am, and I'm here in front of the computer writing this post. Is it because I'm too dedicated to blogging? Ummm.. NO. Haha.. Based on the frequency of posts in here, that is not a possibility. I just feel like writing. I've watched a few episodes of Castle after a new year's drinking session with the family which ended at 4 by the way. Not yet ready to sleep, I did some reflecting on what did happen, and what I'd love to happen this year.

At dinner last night, I spoke with my cousin and she told me that she did a little thinking on her goals and plans for the new year. What she must do to achieve that goals, the next step if you will. Well, it got me thinking "I should do that too.." Haha. Okay, I don't need someone to tell me that, I have dreams and goals as well, but to have a clear vision and write your action plan is another thing. It will keep you going and motivated. But I haven't done that yet because I'm here blogging.. but the point is, it got me thinking. I will make sense soon, promise.

I just re-read my new years post from last year and wow, we've come a long long way! Didn't realized that this time last year, we're still thinking about doing container vans for our house, and that we're not yet set on doing it on the bf's family property. What I did know then was 2014 was the year we're building our house. I've had my mind set on it. We don't know how, or where exactly, but we'll do whatever it takes to do it that year. And we did! We're on the final stretch and hopefully first quarter of this year, we'll be done. Then we'll be living a new chapter in our lives, which is quite exciting. :)

Posted on instagram (@elleuydecor) last Dec 25. Envisioning the next Christmas! haha

No one knows what the future holds, but we can control some of it. I've blabbered a lot of times about how I came to having actual projects and living quite a dream of doing what I love. But it all started so simply. I was just blogging about our home renovations and personal DIYs then, and did freelance graphic designing professionally. The bf asked me, "what do you really want to do?" I know what I wanted but hesitated before answering.. "I want to design other people's home." But I thought it was a long shot since I'm not academically trained. The very next day, my cousin called me and asked me to help with her place. The rest, as they say, is history. Was it a coincidence? I don't know. Maybe the universe heard me and granted my wish. Maybe God is just waiting for me to say it out loud. But it worked out pretty well. I've also set my heart out for that house and we'll have it soon. I feel so blessed. My whole life, if I have set my heart to something, I usually get it. I sometimes joke that God is spoiling me. Hehe.. The point is, if you want something, claim it. Ask for it. Set your heart to it. Then do something about it. 

I'm not some life guru trying to imposed life lessons here, it's just what I did and it seemed to work. For 2015, I still don't know exactly what to ask for. Of course we have the typical "happiness, good health, success for everyone I love.." but I still don't have anything specific. That will be my assignment for today, and I do have a very beautiful planner for that. :) 

So yeah, that's how I will be spending the first day of 2015. Writing down plans, sleeping, and probably marking electrical outlets and switches on the Tiny House. This will be a great day. Happy New Year to all! Lets fill our life with gratitude, happiness, and positivity this 2015. 

Cheers! :)


  1. Hi! Where'd you get your planner?

  2. happy new year,ms.elle! i wish God will bless you with more projects this 2015,so you can splurge on yourself and your loved ones.i can't wait to see your house finally done.i'm reading your blog,and i already like your tiny fab house.

  3. Awww thanks Precious! Means a lot.. :) happy new year to you as well!


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