La Fin de L’Année
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I wrote this last year during my annual end of the year reflections for 2012.

What are my resolutions?  To be joyful about life.  To be fearless.  To find the courage to move on if my job gets too comfortable.  To say hello to that cute guy I was eyeing in the bar.  To really cross off those points in my ridiculous bucket list instead of just “talking” about it on my blog.

2013 is going to be life-changing and incredible.  I can feel it.

I can say, without any hesitation, that 2013 was one of the greatest years of my life so far.  2013 was a test to see if the decision I made in 2012 (not going/holding off on grad school or medical school & pursuing my passion) was the right one.  I am questioning my industry a bit at the moment, but I am so grateful to be where I am currently.  In fashion, I have met some of incredibly brave, interesting people.  Any type of career or life in the arts or something where you’re showing vulnerability is always a gamble. It’s a completely unpredictable and nonlinear life, with many (many) lows, but the highs are always worth it.

Resolutions are funny.  Yes, every normal person should like resolutions, but my good friend Sharon told me it’s silly to make a set of resolutions for the whole year.  Every day you should make resolutions.  You should inherently know what you need to do to make your life what you want it to be.

I’ve been keeping a jar containing post-it notes of all the good that happened in 2013. I remember seeing the idea on Tumblr and thought it was an easy and efficient way to document my 2013.  It turned out to be a very therapeutic and reflective exercise for myself.  On December 31, when I looked through my incredibly full jar and read the notes, I got very emotional because I saw how much I grew and experienced within a span of a year.  That’s not to say that the year was perfect. I made a lot of mistakes. There are so many aspects of my personality and self that I need to improve.  Putting my notes in a jar, whether the “good” was big or small, allowed me to quantify and qualify my year.  And really, my year was damn good.

Here’s to an even better 2014.  I have a feeling it’s going to trump 2013 and be life-changing in the best possible way.