Dec 31, 2012

Give Me Hope For The Night

We made it. The end of another long, yet quick year. In some ways I think back to a year ago, and not a lot has changed..Christmas still crept up on me this year, I still love writing this blog, and I definitely still have the same passions I had a year ago. Although a lot of the same things have lingered in my life, a lot has changed as well. It takes a year sometimes to look back and reflect to realize how far you've really come. A year ago I hadn't yet applied to FIT, I was still working on the ins and outs of this blog, and although I seemed happy and content, there was a lot going on that went unseen in the background; as there always is.

The great thing about time is the fact that it helps with healing, it helps you grow, and at the same time allows you to reflect on your growth. I am proud of myself this year. There were definitely some instances where I didn't feel like myself, but luckily the universe always has a way of working things out, and I can say that I feel like a new person.

What did I learn about myself this year? I am not scared to put myself out there, I am extremely proud of this blog and my courage to jump back into school and a completely different career. Struggles provide you with the strength to change things, and make a change in your own life, and every single thing that I have been through has brought me this far. It was a great year for many reasons, and I have a feeling 2013 will even better. I wish you guys a Happy New Year, and I hope you spend your last few minutes of 2012 with people who make you laugh and make you feel like you're the cat's pajamas. Cause guess what? YOU'RE IT!

Details: Dress // H&M , Sweater // Urban Outfitters , Hat // Target, Tights // F21 , Wild Diva Boots // Courtesy of Lulu's , Belt // Vintage; thrifted , Rings // Courtesy of Sway Chic & Lucky Brand


  1. Love this outfit! It's unique and it looks great on you.

    I agree, we don't realize how quickly things happen until we step back and take a look at how much has changed in a year!

    whiskey for breakfast

  2. Love this look! Wish we had some snow!
    Growth is essential to surpass certain obstacles in life.
    Happy New Year!

    The Introverted Brunette

  3. Happy 2013! May all your wishes come true :)

  4. How cute! I have a hat like that except mine is black and white. That dress is so pretty :)

  5. lovely thoughts. you SHOULD be proud of yourself! you're very brave.

  6. Love this outfit! And congrats on all your accomplishments in 2012!

  7. The outfit is adorable! And Happy New Year to you!

  8. I love this, it fits you perfectly! Happy New Year to you too, lovely!

  9. nice snow outfit maria! thanks for sharing your journey with us. reading your blog is a joy. :)

  10. it is always so inspiring to read about, and cheer on, those following their dreams, and willing to share the hardships and the triumphs. rock on! happy new year.


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