Looking over my year, I find both joy and sadness. It was definitely a year to remember. No matter what 2016 held, I look forward to the bright future ahead...but if you were wondering, this is what it held for me.
Peak: Visiting Santa Fe for the first time and discovering it is an absolutely magical place.
Pit: Havinh to return to real life after driving across America twice in an epic road trip and getting quality time with siblings.
Peak: Spending Valentines in Palm Springs. I got to lounge by the pool, sip champagne, and eat a fair amount of chocolate. Not bad for a first visit.
Pit: a few obscure and annoying health issues... C'est la vie!
Peak: One more cross the country RoadTrip and moving home to the east coast for a few months. Oh, and one of my favorite photoshoots with Sophie Kuller.
Pit: Oh, hi, winter weather...I forgot about you but I suppose we can try to work this out ambiably.
Peak: Getting back into the NYC swing of things which included never being overdressed, getting deeper into my yoga practice, and finishing my sketches for my first collection for ShopIstoria.com
Pit: It was still cold. I broke my toe. Also, strange adjusting to being around your family all the time.
Peak: Spending to weeks at my Dad's home in the Dominican Republic. Basically, lived in paradise and got to spend my birthday there.
Pit: Leaving the Dominican Republic.... And my brother's epilepsy being really active
Peak: Being cast in The Rituals, getting my body moving again, everyday moments, reconnect with old friends, and my first fabrics being delivered for ShopIstoria.com
Pit: Losing one of my favorite people in the world to a crazy accident 😔
Peak: Spending loads of time with friends and family, discovering the beauty of hearing Marianne Williamson speak, and finishing the clothing line.
Pit: Staying up till 1 AM and waking up at 7 AM to finish my clothing line.
Peak: You should probably check out my blog posts during that time but a month of freely roaming the UK. Getting to work with amazing friends to shoot the lookbook for the clothing line.
Pit: Getting a concussion in Edinburgh. Getting supremely sick on the trip (BUT I WAS STILL THERE 😊) and my anemia acting up.
Peak: Rediscovering LA again when I moved back for work opportunities and learning how to make the city my own.
Pit: Still being really sick and needing to figure out why I felt shit.
Peak: Launching ShopIstoria.com and having a wonderful launch party.
Pit: The start of election getting real cray and America started to feel pretty divided.
Peak: Spending a lot of time focused on myself, setting intentions on who I want to be and what I want to achieve. It was a real month of introspection. Binge watching all the Harry Potter movies.
Pit: Not being able to go home for Thanksgiving, DAPL, and the election.
Peak: Spending some pre-holiday time with friends. Meeting the Ferragnis and getting to know my longtime pen-pal Marina Di Guardo better. Creating new traditions as an adult for the holidays. Trip planning for 2017.
Pit: Being too sick to go to a friend's wedding, the madness of the world, the division of American, not making it home for the holidays, and the disaster of Aleppo.
AND WITH THIS, I say, Goodbye 2016! It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.