Monday, January 2, 2012

Best of 2011 | 2012 Resolutions

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While it seemed like the entire summer and most of 2011 was Year of the Colorblock for me, I discovered my personal sense of style and realize that I don't have to apologize for not wearing what everyone else is. 2011 gave me the opportunities to earn that Canon T2i that I love so dearly, and these ginorm photos.

2011moments Wonderful moments: Taiwan with JJ, met Harry Shum Jr, met Wongfu, published in Style Yourself book, covered STL Fashion Week, raising Chickee, started reading more
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2011 was filled with all sorts of exciting ups and downs from the moment we watched the fireworks burst out of Taipei 101 and the dragon slithering up the grandiose tower to the finishing moments with family and vino in San Diego. This year saw my best semester in college, some of the most stressful periods of time, and this was the year I finally accepted who I am: human. Not invincible, not limitless, but full of dreams and passion. We're on the brink of uncertainty, the brink of possibility.

2011 witnessed the whole journey of being accepted into medical school. 2012 will witness me graduate college.

If there's anything I learned from my studies in Chinese literature/culture, it's that time is circular. I believe in balance, and where there's the good, the bad, and the ugly, there's also the worst, the best, and the beautiful. At the beginning of 2011, I realized that I don't need this blog to be happy. At the end of 2011, I realized that just because I don't need something to be happy doesn't mean I can't enjoy it. Where will 2012 take us? With so much support from my friends, family, and you readers, this blogging experience has blossomed. Even if it's time to turn over a new leaf, it doesn't mean we can't use old trees to do so.

Here's to a simplified list of my 2012 Resolutions:
1. Live, laugh, love to the fullest. "Just do what you feel," in the words of a friend.
2. Take care of my body, it's the only one I have. This means sleeping, eating, and skincaring right.
3. Constantly remember my motivations in life.
4. Be nicer to myself. That inner critic can take a vacation every once in a while.
5. The most exquisite things in the universe will never replace the people around you - remember that.

Readers - what are your 2012 New Years Resolutions?
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6 comments:

Phoebe Limanta January 2, 2012 at 3:09 AM   said...

Great resolutions dear! Mine is very similar to yours! :P Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

M January 2, 2012 at 4:45 AM   said...

I absolutely love the resolutions you have! I think people often forget that the simplest things in life should be prioritized first! (Of course, easier said than done). Hope you had a great New Year's celebration :)

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Shen January 2, 2012 at 4:48 AM   said...

Looks like 2011 was a blast for you, hoping that 2012 will be the same! Loving your positive resolutions as well. Best wishes for the new year!

easy petite looks January 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM   said...

i wish my inner critic would go on a vacation more often. i have simple resolutions (i make new goals constantly), like cooking a new thing at least 2x/month and putting money away for haircuts.

carizzachua January 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM   said...

wow i wish you more luck this 2012. you have great photos btw :)

Nic Nic January 7, 2012 at 7:38 AM   said...

happy new year Angie! Thanks for inspiring us throughout the year, hope you keep it up! Nice resolutions - I agree with them all. I tend to make resolutions and break them so this year I'm not making any (actively) lol.

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