Happy New Year!!!!! Hello, 2017! A new year is a great opportunity to start fresh. Today you have the ability to let go of anything that held you back in 2016, and become a better version of yourself. This is your year! I can feel it 🙂
Although 2016 had a bit of a cloud over it for many, there were also some truly amazing moments for me. First, I welcomed my nephew -Wolf- into the world on August 1st, which was one of the most amazing blessings I have ever experienced. He fills my heart with so much joy, and I am so proud to be his Auntie Boo. I will always do my best to be a strong role model for him and show him the importance of kindness. I love you Muffin!
In 2016 I also took an amazing vacation with my mom to Ireland where we created memories that I will treasure forever. We road-tripped throughout the countryside, stopping in small towns to drink Irish coffee, listen to local musicians, and ate some of the best food I’ve ever had. Yes, IRELAND has great food! We laughed, and drank, and danced, and saw the most incredible sites. I also traveled to Germany, Montreal, Brazil, and Oregon for one very special wedding.
Last year I also prioritized my passion for all things ART. I joined Soho House, which has opened up a new outlet in the creative world for me, filled with other like-minded Art Junki’s 🙂 I had the opportunity to do Jonathan Toews makeup for the Chicago Blackhawks Halloween party. The look got major press, and even granted him a new nickname- Captain DEAD Serious! Lastly, I launched Art Junki! I have always dreamed of becoming a blogger, but my perfectionism and fear talked me out of it for a long time. I am so glad I finally said FU*K IT, and went for it. I am proud of what I have created, and am excited to watch this blog evolve and grow.
Whatever your 2016 looked like, strive to be better in 2017. We can ALL be better. Better to each other, better to our planet, better to our families, and most importantly, better to ourselves. Remember that everything starts with you! HAPPY 2017!
Check out my NYE glam from last night!