Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 in Review | 2013 Resolutions

2012 fashion collage 1 2012 fashion collage 2 2012 fashion collage 3
Looking back on 2012, it is hard to ignore the rough and painful moments this year brought. My eyes still well up every time I think of my Mom, and like riding a bike, the only thing I can do to keep my balance is to keep moving forward. But there were a lot of wonderful moments too, like adventuring around the world and country (one word: Hawaii), meeting Bill Nye the Science Guy, picking up racquetball/kickboxing/zumba, graduating college and starting my journey to M.D., being featured in a magazine, scooping out free time to enjoy little things like macarons, living through Leap Day/London Olympics/Hurricane Sandy/Obama re-elected/Mayan anti-climatic apocalypse, finally opening up my blog shop, and making lots of statements while getting dressed.
2012 moments collage
There are a zillion vacation photos waiting to see the light of the interwebs, so my first blog resolution would be to have fun while revisiting those moments and sharing them with you!

I have high hopes for 2013. There are a lot of things out of our control in this universe, but how we react to each day is entirely up to our own volition. Remember to wear your rose-tinted glasses every once in a while and do stupid things that make you laugh until your sides hurt. Surround yourself with people whose company you enjoy unconditionally. Learn to say "whatever" to things - just because you do not worry does not mean you do not care. Each year gifts us a necklace of 365 pearls, and I plan on cherishing every single one. 

Resolution theme: Live in a foreign country called "Out-of-my-Comfort-Zone."
  • Be inspired every single day.
  • Lose the self-imposed "can't" mentality. Ball it up, toss it in a recycling bin. Let spontaneity take its place.
  • Explore my city. Even if it's raining, snowing, Sunday, before a test. I will always be studying or working, so take the scenic route as much as possible!
  • Meet new people and listen to their stories. Revisit old friends and build bridges.
  • Work on becoming a better person than I was the day before. This involves self-discipline in many aspects and frequent introspection. When in doubt, share more and be kind.
  • Remember to give my artistic side some proper lovin': pastel, read, blog, make music ... avidly. Create, create, create.
Did I carry through with last year's resolutions? For a fun comparison, see last year's review in pictures post. Thank you wonderful friends and readers for sharing your time and thoughts since the beginning. To many more adventures and stories!

Readers - what was your favourite moment of 2012 and did you make any New Years Resolutions?


Unknown January 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM   said...

You are a tough cookie Angie. I love that you never let small (or big) things drag you down and that you march toward tomorrow with so much optimism. Wishing you an amazing 2013 and many more memorable moments.

I don't have any new years resolutions...though I should probably resolve to shop less. :)

Unknown January 2, 2013 at 12:58 AM   said...

Happy new Year!!! Great post on your 2012 reflection... I think you've accomplished and achieved a lot! Best of luck to 2013. You will be absolutely great at everything you set your mind to ^_^

HARRY January 2, 2013 at 1:25 AM   said...

Happy new year! 2012 was definitely one hell of a ride, and hopefully 2013 will be really awesome (maybe as fellow students! >_<)!

Unknown January 2, 2013 at 2:22 AM   said...

I love your resolutions!! They're very inspirational :) I will join you in #3 so take me out to explore whenever you want lol

P.S. One of my resolutions was to exercise at least once a week so I may be dragging you to more zumba/kickboxing classes this year haha :P

Charlotte's Frame January 2, 2013 at 6:03 AM   said...

Happy new year! :]
I hope 2013 will be marvelous for you!

P.s. Would you like to follow me back?

Natasha January 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM   said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 brings much happiness to you :)

I try not to make resolutions, however this year I am determined to take part in my city's charity fun-run. I guess that can be a resolution?


Sarah Hartley January 2, 2013 at 8:01 AM   said...

You have such great style. I love seeing these recaps. Happy new year pretty girl!

Katherine January 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM   said...

you had so many good outfits in 2012! seriously - i love them all. your style is adoorablee! and i love your resolutions - i agree with the idea of challenging your self to better year by year

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Jelena Dimić January 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM   said...

Looks like you had an amazing year - wishing you a fabulous 2013 and all the best! :*


Cammie Callisto January 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM   said...

Love your 2012 looks, great inspiration!

x Cammie

Amanda Custo January 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM   said...

Hi Angie,
LOVED reading your post - it just made me feel happy :) Here's to an awesome 2013!
Following you via Bloglovin' now. Hope to read some more amazing posts and see some great outfits!



Alice Gu January 3, 2013 at 2:02 AM   said...

I hope that you have a happy and healthy 2013!!!! I especially like the becomming a better person each day. I feel like it's hard to remember and keep up with that resolution, but I know the Holy Spirit will remind you here and there. your life is so dang interesting, which reflects in your outfit styling and post contents!

lisacng January 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM   said...

So many memorable outfits, Angie! Love the sequin/balllerina dress with bejeweled clutch, lace dress with black tights, flowy teal and pink outfit, and that textured cape! What a great year with lots to remember. Great list of resolutions. Which country will you choose???

QueenLina January 8, 2013 at 12:54 PM   said...

The photo under the trees is magical! :*


Delusions of Grandeur January 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM   said...

Angie, I am finally catching up on comments and found you via one you left on my blog a few weeks ago - you have amazing style and I love this compilation of some of your favorites from the past year! I am so sorry to hear about your mom - I'm close to mine as well, and can imagine how overwhelming the loss must be. Best of luck to you with grad school this year, and keep me posted on how it goes! I'll definitely be following along. :)

Anonymous January 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM   said...

Favourites: top row middle sequined look!! How did I miss that?! And third row middle floral look was super pretty too!
Angie you achieved so much and you have been so strong - you really inspire your friends :)
Love the final mantra - "create, create, create"!

gz x

Oreleona January 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM   said...

i really love the leather and tutu skirt combo!! my favorite pandaphilia outfit of 2012 oh and the sparkly silver/white one...oh and the hilow skirt!! gahh everything hehe i love ur resolutions! i have one major one, and a few mini ones and mine is just to live life fully in everything, do my best because i wont be 22 again...i feel like i am aging and time is going fast and i want to eploreeeeee!!

shiny syl April 8, 2013 at 3:30 AM   said...

love this mix :)!

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