Heylifestylee | 2017, A Year In Review

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and are looking forward to what 2018 has in store. I definitely am!

This new year feels different to me. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I am way more inspired and motivated going into this year than I have ever been. You know that feeling when you know something good is going to happen? It’s almost like that.


2017 was a year of growth for me in many ways. Was it a hard year? Yes, absolutely. But to be totally honest every year has felt really hard. Just in the past few years during college I lost my last two grandparents who meant everything to me, I got two serious (out of three total) concussions and I missed a lot of school due to their side effects, I had some pervasive mental health issues, a relationship I wasn’t sure would ever end dissolved (in what felt like an instant), my grades weren’t nearly what I hoped they would be, graduation felt less like a celebration and more of a “where do I go from here?” even though I already had a job lined up and an apartment lease signed, I started my new job which I was super excited for but didn’t anticipate how hard it would be (and long it would take) adjusting to the “real world”, and I could go on and on. But 2018 – although I know it will be hard in its own way as well because that is what comes along with growing and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone – feels different.

Even through all of the ‘downs’ I’ve experienced I am extremely blessed. My relationship with God has grown so much in the past year and I’m looking forward to furthering that growth. I am beginning to truly own who I am and be confident in that. I have a small, yet close circle of friends that I am beyond thankful for. I could go on because my list of blessings is long.


Going into 2018 I want to maximize these positive feelings. I want to break away from any constraints I’ve created for myself, I want to be less hard on myself, allow myself to explore any avenue/interest/passion that I have, and more. This year will be a good year, I know it.


I hope that you take this post and use it as inspiration to do the same in your own lives. Thank you for reading and supporting Heylifestylee! I am looking forward to bringing you more content throughout 2018!

Outfit Details

Leather Jacket: Zara Men’s

Top: really oldĀ ASOS

Jeans: Fashion Nova

Boots: Boohoo

Purse: Celine

Bracelet: Leo Mazzotti

xoxo, Arielle


life style blogger

5 thoughts on “Heylifestylee | 2017, A Year In Review

  1. Thanks so much for sharing what’s going on in your life. I’m praying that you have a year of growth and positive adventures. You are often in my thoughts. Love to you!

  2. Thank you for sharing and being an inspiration to others. Wishing 2018 brings you joy and peace.

  3. You’ve gone through a major transition from student to young lady in the work force – and survived and thrived. Love your attitude ( and style). I’m excited to see what 2018 will be for you and much of your own making. Best wishes, Arielle, for more success and fun in 2018.

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