Especially tonight… // via
First off, I’m in a mood. I’m not sure whether reminiscing over the tribulations of the past year is to blame for the onset or it’s because I’m sitting amidst boxes on boxes on boxes that I’ve yet to unpack since it’s taken me 17 hours just to set up my wifi. Comcast was an exceptional peach in this equation. Sense the sarcasm?
2013. Lordy, you were a big one for a lot of different reasons. We [me with coffee + me without coffee] worked hard to plan great partnerships in the coming months, one of my best friends found out she was pregnant, another friend found our her breast cancer was in remission, Wendell & I celebrated surviving one year together, I acquired new digs at the office, a favorite online mag & I girl crushed on each other – hard, Wendell & I moved into a grown up apartment with a closet made of dreams, & most importantly, I met & briefly chatted with Regis Philbin about Notre Dame football at the Carmen Marc Valvo show at New York Fashion Week in September.
It was a year of monumental things; Not all of them fond memories. This year was one of the hardest with the unexpected passing of my grandmother in July. I am blessed enough that all of my other grandparents are still alive so this was a new & incredibly painful experience for me & my family. It’s always a hard decision choosing what to share & what to keep private here, but at the end of the day she would want to see my confession of good style genes attributed to her in writing & know that all of my sparkle loving readers now know it too.
If I’m being honest, I’m ready to kiss 2013 goodbye & maybe give it a little slap upside the head as the door hits it on its way out. GOOD RIDDENS, YOU FOOL. Through all the shit, pardon my French, I am grateful that throughout every experience I had this year I learned one very important thing: This is your life. LIVE it. No one else is going to do it for you.
What did you learn in 2013?