Pondering projects and goals for the new year always makes me reflect on the year past.
In February a relationship with someone from my past was rekindled. There was, as well, the celebration of my 9 year blogiversary with un petit giveaway. I also got my knitting on again after a hiatus of several years.
A monumental tete-a-tete with SJP, while she was on her whirlwind tour promoting her new shoe line, took place in March. Along with a jaunt down to LA for a girls trip with the Sophisticated Biotches (a gaggle of my besties).
In May the illustration by Maya was showcased when my online shop, Life Styled, launched. Launching Life Styled was by far the highlight of the year. May was also my birthday month and there was a lot of fun had. But catching a theatrical performance of my favorite movie, 'A Room with A View', was one of the best moments. On the blog I launched my 'Behind the Scenes' interview series and 'Blogger Book Club'. In the realm of superficiality, I discovered the joy of lash extensions and nail art. Oh my poor pocketbook. Finall,y I received a promotion and raise at the 9 to 5. Stellar Birthday month to say the least.
June was a bit of a blur.
In July my little sister tied the knot in a gorgeous wedding. Followed by a girls road-trip to Cannon Beach, OR with the same gaggle of girls as the LA trip.
In August I took up Raku pottery and Pilates.
September's highlight was sailing aboard a catamaran.
In October I attended a Lena Dunham book reading which was brilliant beyond belief.
November and December were the usual swirl of holiday activities. Though I did conquer a fear of mine early in December. I gave a talk on history and art to group of 30 and managed not to faint once. Hooray!
Though 2014 wasn't all rainbows and unicorns, why bother giving another thought about those moments you'd rather forget? Alas, I had my fair share of tears and mini breakdowns. It was certainly a roller-coaster of a year, with more highs than lows thankfully.
2015 already has a few highlights and we're not even ten days in. I reconnected with a friend I hadn't been in contact with in 15+ years, oh the memories. Then I won a contest for a free hotel stay at a hotel in Seattle I frequent. I'm moving out of my current abode in May, the only question is to where. In regards to the blog, I'd like to add a few more regular series ala 'Behind the Scenes' and 'Blogger Book Club'. I'm contemplating monthly craft and cocktail features. The future of Life Styled hopefully includes a petite brick and mortar shop or a pop-up shop at the very least. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what 2015 holds.