Goodbye 2021 | Hello 2022

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I don’t even know where to begin so I’ll start by saying ‘m deeply sorry for disappearing. My blogs mean the world to me, but 2021 kicked my butt. PERIOD. Drama went down at my retail job, & when I could no longer handle the stress mentally & physically, I put in my two weeks. The cherry on top of being unemployed was not getting a job I really wanted three months after applying. I made the decision to enjoy the last two months of the year & do something I never do: enjoy family time during the holidays! In typical Lauren form, I didn’t keep my promise. Well, technically my family did make some great memories in November & December. However, my workaholic tendencies reared their ugly head, & I worked myself into the ground. I’m so exhausted & need a vacation from my two-month vacation, as ridiculous as that sounds. Going into the new year, I have one potential job on my radar. I’m terrified & want to throw up every time I think about going through the application process again, but my sad bank account is pushing me forward. I have no choice! I have to get a job NOW. I’m feeling a fresh wave of nausea talking about this so let’s move on & take a look at what productivity I did manage during 2021:

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📆 JANUARY 1ST 📅

Goodbye 2020 | Hello 2021 (Lifestyle Blog)

• My college photography throwback series continues on Instagram; I post on Memory Monday, Take Me Back Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, & Flashback Friday.

📆 JANUARY 2ND 📅

Ha Bracha | A Blessing Over 2021 (Lifestyle Blog)

📆 JANUARY 6TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuRuTVb6Q8k

📆 FEBRUARY 13TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oShC6R57a8&t=1s

📆 FEBRUARY 14TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltwer_A7lek

📆 APRIL 14TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEUcQe3Yf08

📆 APRIL 15TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rUqJmo6XsI&t=5s

📆 APRIL 17TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsubc6k_Aso&t=1s

📆 JULY 13TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHi6DlprwRg

📆 AUGUST 6TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJOeTGCVFf8&t=2s
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i44pPh5i6fU&t=3s

📆 AUGUST 7TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWWtu9QDy4I
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvjciRveTC8&t=7s

📆 AUGUST 9TH 📅

Imagine One World Kimono Project | Tokyo Olympics 2020 (Art Blog)

📆 OCTOBER 31ST 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uosP7TmqVY&t=2s

📆 NOVEMBER 4TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyn16LB5oXA

📆 NOVEMBER 6TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWxl4dMM0Tg&t=2s

📆 NOVEMBER 10TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAP4gRyAlo8&t=199s

📆 NOVEMBER 18TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lz4z82GX60

📆 NOVEMBER 19TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmAVUZCASM&t=1s

📆 NOVEMBER 28TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTWK0JtoNPU&t=1s

📆 DECEMBER 1ST 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9toTt7SAo&t=1s

📆 DECEMBER 4TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fWbN8eJSy8&t=1s

📆 DECEMBER 5TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNCQQbsPW0&t=638s

📆 DECEMBER 8TH 📅

“The Matzah Ball” by Jean Meltzer | Book Review (Lifestyle Blog)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAS_mk6kIHI&t=2745s

📆 DECEMBER 12TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwp2-FwbKLM&t=2s

📆 DECEMBER 17TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn8MthUaEYU&t=7s

📆 DECEMBER 18TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnjLcxNWT2M&t=4s

📆 DECEMBER 19TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jiepxQAFWk

📆 DECEMBER 24TH 📅

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCNl90bAOMY

📆 DECEMBER 18TH TO 24TH 📅

Artmas 2021 (Art Blog)

An Addams Family Christmas

Andrea, Ingrid, Phoebe, & Zooey | Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Music Video

Irregular Choice Shoes

Live From NY, It’s Saturday Night | Holiday Sketches

Tatsuya Tanaka | Miniature Calendar

Christmas Advertisements

Zephyre Rose Photography | Christmas Characters Advent Series

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Let’s take a look at the numbers: I ended 2021 with 488 art blog followers (down from 497), 475 lifestyle blog followers (exactly the same), & 322 subscribers + 154.3K views (up from 293 & 140,868).

I could let those numbers discourage me, but there were things in 2021 that were beyond my control. It wasn’t possible for me to be more active unless I wanted to make myself sick so, in the wise words of Elsa, I’m choosing to Let It Go. I’m currently looking for a work-from-home job which would give me more freedom to be creative on the side. If all goes well, you’ll hear from me again very soon. 💕

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🥂

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– Lauren Michele ❤

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