I know I’m a few days off (blame the food coma, great company and Black Friday sales), but I wanted to say how much I appreciate everyone who reads and responds to my blog. While it’s not always perfect, I do love sharing my life (struggles and all) as I live and work in New York City while passing along my tips and tricks – from travel and work advice to fashion, lifestyle and beauty suggestions – with all of you.
I feel extremely grateful this year because I was able to consciously celebrate another year of “trying.” I know that must sound awfully funny, or even too simplified for some, but isn’t life just a series of trial and error with success in-between? The fact that I’m trying – that we’re all “trying” – to do our best in life is something to be thankful for, because without trying, we wouldn’t get anywhere.
And what’s life but not a daring adventure?
I personally believe those moments of triumph are made especially sweet with a supportive group of friends and family behind me – much like this past Thanksgiving holiday allowed me to have. Not only did I get to celebrate with Matt and his wonderful family this year, but also my mom and step-father who drove up from Maryland. And the people I spoke to before and after – from my dad and youngest brother in Florida on their surprise Thanksgiving visit to my grandmother, to a special FaceTime with my newly engaged friend of 10+ years, and even a friend who is starting a new business venture (!), I could not contain my excitement for them all “trying” in their own way to embrace life wholeheartedly.
So thank you, readers, for another year of your support and “trying.” Whether that means going for that new job, standing up for yourself, being vulnerable with someone you love or flying solo to a new country – keep pushing forward, because nothing in life worth having comes easy. And, as always, remember that there is always something to be thankful for in your life.
Is it me, or did Thanksgiving come much quicker than it did last year?
I’ve barely had time to plan, much less pack an outfit or two. However, I did get a chance to put together a couple of outfit ideas that may inspire not only me, but you, too:
What are you wearing this year? Let me know which outfit above you prefer!