2012Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happy New Year! I cannot believe another year has come and gone. Maybe it's just me, but this was one of the most life changing years of my life, and I cannot believe how quickly it flew by. The two biggest game-changers were the launch of The Everygirl and (wait for it...) CrossFit. While my move from LA to Chicago in 2010 led me to where I am today, this is the year it all seemed to come together.
This year also put me to the test. January - March Alaina and I had a total of 3 days off, including weekends. I learned what it means to let work completely consume your life, but I would do it again in a second. And even though there are still lots of late nights, it's so worth it. My relationship officially came to an end, great aunt Rose had some health issues, and things were generally pretty crazy. I am looking forward to a fresh start and can't wait to see what 2013 will bring.
Alaina and I spent every waking moment preparing for the launch of The Everygirl.
Life was entirely devoted to The Everygirl. Only had 3 days off (including weekends) between Jan-March.
Traveled to Boston for The Everygirl. Met Erin Gates. Photographed Erin's house. Nine photo shoots in three days.
My mom visited Chicago.
After 10 years (on and off), J and I (officially) broke up
I wrote Things I'm Afraid to Tell You
TEG partnered with Random House to start a book club
Newborn photo shoot
Gilt City rooftop party. Saw Of Monsters and Men live (amazing).
Two movies in the park and farmer's market
Visited NYC for Fashion Week: Kate Spade presentation, Herve Leger, and the rewardStyle party
Partnered with Rue & Gap styld.by
We were featured on Camille Styles
Released a series of videos with Banana Republic and Career Builder
Celebrated my 30th birthday
Hosted an event for The Everygirl contributors/Chicago features at The Bedford
Alaina and I were featured in Chicago Home and Garden
The Everygirl put together a gift guide for Kate Spade's website
Alaina and I were featured in People's StyleWatch
We were also featured on Glitter Guide
My office was featured on Apartment Therapy
Threw a Christmas party
Celebrated Christmas with Alaina & her family
Cheers to an overall great year! I have a big list of goals for '13 and cannot wait to see all the progress I've made a year from now! Wishing all of my readers the best in 2013! xo
Read My 2011 recap here.
Read my 2010 recap here.
And here's a random list of things I did in 2009.