Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dear 2016...

Dear 2016,
You've been catching a lot of flack these days. I've heard a lot of people call you the "worst year ever." Ouch...I mean, you did do some damage—terror attacks, mass shootings, public health crises, a tumultuous election—it was a year for the books. Still, a lot of awesome things happened too. Instead of focusing on one olympic swimmer's national embarrassment, let's talk about Katie Ledecky, who broke her own world record and nabbed four gold medals in Rio. Also this year, the U.S. Treasury announced Harriet Tubman would appear on the $20 bill, the unemployment rate reached a pre-recession low and the Cubs finally won the World Series. You weren't all bad, 2016. 

Personally, 2016 was a mix of challenges and triumphs as well. I moved in with Sean in Brooklyn and fulfilled my lifelong dream of living New York City. I learned to savor tiny victories like coming down the subway steps just as the train is pulling in. (I also experienced those crushing defeats of arriving just as one is pulling out of the station.) I learned not to let not-so-nice people bother me. I was also pleasantly surprised by all of the Good Samaritans in a city with a reputation for being hard. I walked a lot

I took big strides at work: I went to fashion week for the first (and second) time. I took my hand at styling the looks for several photo shoots. I traveled to trade shows in Atlanta and Germany—my very first time to Europe—alone. 

Sean and I took an insanely decadent, all-inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic. We also ate our way through Austin, TX. We hosted some fun get-togethers at our apartment, watched the fireworks from our roof on the Fourth of July, and re-watched the entire Scrubs series. We got a new puppy, who charms us with his sweetness and drives us crazy with his energy. We ended the year with Thanksgiving at my family's and Christmas with his. 

Overall, 2016 was a year of enormous growth for me. I've been challenged and stretched in ways I never knew possible. It was a challenging year, for sure, but one that has left me in a pretty great place to start a new year. Here's to you, 2016!

14 comments:

  1. "You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So . . . get on your way!" Theodor S. Geisel. So proud of your accomplishments.

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  2. Loved this post. So many great things in 2016. Wishing you and Sean the best 2017! xox

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  4. All the best for 2017!
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  5. Well this year was a shit but despite that
    I love it all yur coordinates and cute pics
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  6. Sounds like you had a GREAT year! My year was not bad, but the world at large that is a different story. And hey I have that sweater vest too!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  7. so many cute looks!!

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  8. Amazing selection of looks! Loving this pic with the "Austin" street art background!
    Trend-Mae

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  9. Great Outfits! And All the photos is so cool ^^
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  10. Lovely throwback to 2016! I hope your 2017 is even better :)
    LA VEINE

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    sedikit kesaksian untuk berbagi, barangkali ada teman-teman yang sedang
    kesulitan masalah keuangan, Awal mula saya mengamalkan Pesugihan Tanpa
    Tumbal karena usaha saya bangkrut dan saya menanggung hutang sebesar
    1M saya sters hampir bunuh diri tidak tau harus bagaimana agar bisa
    melunasi hutang saya, saya coba buka-buka internet dan saya bertemu
    dengan KYAI SOLEH PATI, awalnya saya ragu dan tidak percaya tapi selama 3 hari
    saya berpikir, saya akhirnya bergabung dan menghubungi KYAI SOLEH PATI
    kata Pak.kyai pesugihan yang cocok untuk saya adalah pesugihan
    penarikan uang gaib 4Milyar dengan tumbal hewan, Semua petunjuk saya ikuti
    dan hanya 1 hari Astagfirullahallazim, Alhamdulilah akhirnya 4M yang saya
    minta benar benar ada di tangan saya semua hutang saya lunas dan sisanya
    buat modal usaha. sekarang rumah sudah punya dan mobil pun sudah ada.
    Maka dari itu, setiap kali ada teman saya yang mengeluhkan nasibnya, saya
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    Atau Kunjungi Situs KYAI www.pesugihan-uang-ghaib.com agar di
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    hanya berkonsultasi jarak jauh. Alhamdulillah, hasilnya sangat baik, jika ingin
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