“Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.”—Johanna de Silentio (via rude-jude)
"You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sitting at the table, there’ll be time for counting when the dealing’s done.
Now, every gambler knows, that the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.”
Got an old Kenny Rogers/Johnny Cash song stuck in my head.
Well… not exactly. 305 days is how long I’ve been in New York! Who’s keeping track? Apparently my dad, who is so worried about his little girl living so far away from the family. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I moved here. 2011 was a great and memorable year. A very delayed recap, but some highlights:
Started CrossFitting! Didn’t realize I would grow so fond of the feeling of pure, utter muscle failure. It was truly life-changing. I can’t imagine how I ever went 20+ years without doing any fitness-y at all!
Gave up one dream (working for Disney) for another (living in Manhattan). Was it worth it? Still too early to tell… I loved working at Disney.
Got engaged. Still haven’t started planning our wedding… I think we’ll just end up going to Vegas.
Moved away from my family. I had never lived more than 2 blocks away from my family, it’s such a strange feeling not to be able to go shopping with my mom and sister on the weekend :(
Had my first apartment… and my first roommates. Thankfully they’re great!
Made some new friends, reconnected with old ones and had some great friends come visit me in NY. Thanks, Steve, Eve, Aldo, Jason, Richard, Stefani! :)
Made what I always thought was the definition of a decent salary, but I’ve never felt so poor… This city is expensive!
Well… those are the highlights of my 300+ days of sunshine! Psssst, Seattle-ites, it really is sunny 95% of the time outside of Seattle. Odd, huh?
“Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.”
“This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail.”—Kelly Cutrone (via mandyisdandy).