One Year

It’s been nearly one year since I last wrote anything on this blog. It doesn’t feel like a year has gone by since I last wrote, but my life has seen several changes to remind me that, yes, a year has gone by.

I’m hoping to write more. If not for my sense of guilt for not updating this blog as regularly as I’d once promised myself, then for my sanity. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks 2016 was a wild year. For a year that never seemed to end, it sometimes feels like I blinked and it was suddenly 2017. In a period of two weeks last year, I started a new job, moved into a new apartment, and started cohabitating again. In a matter of hours on November 8, we watched as the glass ceiling remained intact and the unthinkable became reality. At the end of December, we said goodbye to one of the most (if not the most) dynamic mother-daughter duos in Hollywood.

I don’t mean for this post to sound so somber, but I’ve been feeling a sense of existential stress lately. Not too seriously that friends and family should be concerned, but I definitely feel more aware than ever of how quickly life can go by. I’m trying to appreciate my time more – time with family, time at work, alone time. It’s not easy, and I often find myself staring at my phone for several hours at night before bedtime (and let’s be real – when I’m in bed, too).

As a part of my newfound appreciation of time (and the worry that I’m not properly allocating it), I’m determined to reflect and write more – and not just rants and nonsense on Twitter. Everyone says that writing is the best way to hash things out with yourself and sort out your thoughts. Well, let’s hope they’re right!

If you’re planning on writing more this year, leave a link to your blog/website – I’d love to follow along!


Author: jennyloeffler

My name is Jenny. I’m a 20-something Midwest transplant living on the Upper West Side of New York City. I recently graduated with my MA in Arts Administration from New York University and I also have a BA in Advertising and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Charla Feliz means “Happy Talk” in Spanish and is inspired by the song of the same name from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical masterpiece South Pacific (my favorite musical!). I aim to fill CF with nothing but good vibes. ✌️ I have interests in the arts, food, style, pop culture, and urban living – and you can expect to find some of those within the pages of CF.

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