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. 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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