Word for 2018: L E A R N

4 Jan 2018

Word for 2018: LEARN | Hola Darla

Once again: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm back again in my own house, sleeping in my own bed, playing with my own cats (if you followed my Instagram stories throughout our trip, you might see that we met a bunch of cats during the vacation LOL!). Husband is back at work again. The trip already feels like a journey from a long time ago. That kind of feeling always hits me every early January, like all the celebration we did on NYE is from months ago. Does anyone feel the same?

So, anyway. I've found my word for this year:


This year will bring a lot of new things for me, so I've got a lot to learn. In about 5 months, I'm gonna be a mother and this is the very first time for me. I feel like this is one thing I can't afford to mess up. I'm going to nurture a human being! It sounds so scary but I'm also very excited. So that's my priority: to learn about parenting.

Besides parenting, I would also like to learn to be more organized, especially in housekeeping. Luckily, I found #DeclutterLikeAMother challenge. I was already a bit late when I signed up for it, but I'm willing to keep up.

Now, what about you? Is one word for the year a thing for you? I'd like to know what word you chose for 2018 :)

PS. We're having our next appointment with the OBGYN tomorrow to (hopefully) be able to see the sex of the baby!

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Thank You and Good Bye, 2017!

29 Dec 2017

Skyscrapers in Jakarta 2017 | Hola Darla

By the time you're reading this post, I will be halfway through my trip round Java with my husband. We started planning this trip right before finding out about the pregnancy. Thank goodness that I'm already through the first trimester at the time of the trip. It ends up being some sort of babymoon for us, but that's a story for another post.

In 2017, I didn't write as many posts that I did last year, so I decided not to put a round up of links. Instead, I'm writing the thing that I am most grateful for this year: It's this baby inside my belly.

I hope everything goes smoothly and perfectly for us in 2018. I'm both excited and anxious about what changes 2018 (and the baby) will bring to our life!

Happy New Year, friends!

Dara | Bloglovin' | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Dara's Thoughts on "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

20 Dec 2017

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Movie Review | Hola Darla

It's been a year since our hearts were collectively broken by Rogue One and then by the news of Carrie Fisher's passing away. Has your heart been healed? I thought mine had, but then I watched The Last Jedi and saw that dedication and my gut got punched. Ouch!

Some spoilers below, so beware!