• Lyndsie Lou

What The Heck Was 2021

2021 felt like the longest and also the shortest year of my life. Everything just happened so incredibly fast, so many changes, and ups, and downs that it just left me saying...what the heck!


If you had told me that I would be where I am right now I would say heck no, no way. The beginning of 2021 started off with so many uncertainties and just terrible thoughts and feelings in my stomach and mind that left me making some pretty hard and much-needed decisions. I ended up leaving a relationship, moving into my own apartment, and focusing on my career. Little did I know at the time that I would experience so many ups and downs from the moment I moved into my apartment to the moment 2021 was over.


The Apartment


My time at my apartment was not very long but oh boy did it feel like an eternity. I finally got my cat Flower back just to find out three weeks later she had cancer and needed to be put down. This broke my heart, I lost my best friend and had to do it pretty much all alone. After some time passed, I was getting back into the swing of things, working a 9-5 job doing marketing, and then my world stopped again. Who knew that one phone call could change everything, and could make your world flip upside down, I didn't until one night. I got the worst phone call I have ever received, my best friend had passed away. I am still healing from that night and I miss her every day. After that night I had some ups but mostly some downs, I made terrible decisions and I felt lost and alone. Somewhere in this time, I got a kitten. I was so incredibly happy and excited to take care of her and spent all my time with her until one day I found her passed away without any warning or sign. I was at my lowest point. I decided to move back in with my parents at this time. I needed support, stability and to just be surrounded by love. During this time of planning to move back home, I met someone that at the time I had no idea would change my life for the better.


The Move


Moving back home was not an easy decision. I had been living pretty much on my own ever since 2014 when I started University. Although it was a hard decision I knew it was the right one. Around this time, I met someone that changed my perspective on the way I saw things. I had this new support system that felt good and that felt right. I was happy, it was like breathing in new life. After much deliberation, I then decided for sure that I was going to go back to school. To do something that I love rather than to focus on a career that made money. I wanted to have a career where I woke up every day excited to go to work rather than dreading it and Early Childhood Education was the answer. I found myself moving back home, getting ready to start school, and entering a new relationship by the last quarter of the year, a lot of changes, right? But, these were necessary changes to put me on the path to happiness.


Living In The Country


I was now living in the country with my parents in their basement in a room that was bigger than the apartment that I lived in. I was so grateful to be able to go back home, save money for school and have a good support system. It also worked out well that my boyfriend also lived in the country with his family about 20 mins away. When I say the last 4 months of the year were amazing, I am not over exaggerating. I spent a lot of time between my parent's house and my boyfriend's house. Going on day adventures, having movie nights, cuddling, and just overall having fun and falling in love. At this time I had started school, which was exciting, it's always exciting to learn new things and to get into a new routine.


My Time At The Cottage


My boyfriend and I pretty much moved into the cottage for the month of November. We brought three of his cats with us and just lived life. We worked, I did online school, we cooked, we watched movies and shows and we built an incredible relationship during this time. We were both very sad to leave.


Christmas


This holiday season was one of my favorites. It was special to me because it was my first Christmas with my boyfriend and it was one of the easiest Christmas' I had in a long time. Oh my was I spoiled! I received so many goodies and I am so thankful for everyone in my life. This was also the first Christmas where I spoiled the loved ones in my life rather than sticking to a strict budget (I am still recovering from this...oops).


Highlights of the Year 2021


  • Calgary trip, visiting Banff and the Calgary Stampede

  • Metting Evan (my boyfriend)

  • My family getting a new puppy (Ivory)

  • Christmas Day

  • Memorial Birthday at my cottage for my friend Jackie

  • Living at the cottage for a month and a half with Evan

  • Day Trip to Niagara-on-the-lake with Evan

  • Driving Range with Evan's Family

  • Getting my first tattoo (well two tattoos)

  • All my new and incredibly nice shoes

  • My birthday celebration




Looking to The Year Ahead


I am so incredibly excited for 2022. Why? Well, not only am I dating one of the most incredible people I have ever met but I have found excitement, creativity, and drive in myself to do the things I love and the things I dream of. I have this motivation to do better and be better and it feels good. My boyfriend and I have big goals not only for 2022 but for 2023 as well and I am so excited to see where we end up!



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