What a day.. The last day of every year is quite wonderful isn’t it! It’s a time where we all get a chance to look back and see all we have accomplished, the mistakes we made, the walls we encountered and the ones we torn down. I know for me sometimes it’s really hard to see my life as I am standing in the middle of it and this year was no different. But looking back I see it all.
I had a really cool outfit post lined up all about what to wear on New Years Eve and how to wear it..(hence the shiny photo’s) But as I was coming to the end of writing it I felt the overwhelming urge to write about my year instead. The good and the bad of it. Not just the great moments on Instagram.. because lets face it looking at all of our Insta’s it would seem that we all live rock star lives. And I adore that.. but for this last post of 2013 I wanted to let you all in just a bit more.
On one end of that scale I had wonderful accomplishments from an amazing New York Fashion Week, getting recognition from press outlets like the Huffington Post, Refinery 29, Daily Candy and Stylelist to starting two new projects with some awesomely amazing women that I respect and admire. I hosted a segment on Extra along side Mario Lopez and collaborated on a video with PopSugar and Pantene. I met new and wonderful friends, while getting closer to some of the friends that I already had. I came so much closer to many of my goals, realizing so much of my potential and in that process I became closer to myself. I spent a great deal of time by myself this year. I highly recommend it to everyone.
On the other end of that scale I came through a crazy illness that I mostly kept to myself finding out just how strong I am and just how much I am able to handle. I was extremely sick for most of the year. Hardly able to function, but did anyway finding my way through everything from emergency life saving surgery to the suicide of my cousin just a few days before Christmas. This year was not all highlights and happiness, but I learned that I am a person who takes a hit.. sits with it…deals with it and recovers with a brighter outlook. Something I am not quite sure I knew about myself.
.. and between those two ends of the scale I had so much darn fun.
So now it is time to look forward… I have many goals and resolutions that I will mostly keep to myself.. but I will share this.. One goal I have that I am sure that everyone can relate to is to go further in 2014 than I ever thought I could. Taking everything that I learned in 2013 and building upon it.
So with that said.. no matter where you go tonight, no matter who you are celebrating with, no matter what happens.. Just know that at midnight.. It’s a whole new year to make everything you ever dreamed of come to life. Lets all take it upon ourselves and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Thanks so much to each and everyone of you for taking the time to support my blog and my passions.. Here’s to another year full of life’s wonderful surprises.
Making it happen…