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Blog’s Back


{Juicy and I, looking at our future through a picture window}

{Juicy and me, looking at our future through a picture window}

Yeah hello!  Blog’s back.  At least for today it is.  Huge news: I’ve decided that my life is STARTING in 2017.  I’m aiming to live my 2017 life like the power women featured in the biographies on my Goodreads to-read shelf, and thought this post would be a worthy place to start.  The only difference I can see between people like Diane von Furstenberg and me right now is that they DO THINGS instead of bingeing on Orange is the New Black (which, highly recommend, even if it doesn’t let you live your best life).

Last year breezed by with all sorts of fun and new beginnings (bye-bye Boston, see ya job, hello marriage, greetings grad school) and it was a full-throttle, disorganized, love-filled exhilaration from beginning to end.  I think an accurate representation of my mental state in the latter half of 2016 was a delicate balance of hanging onto sanity while blaming my shortfalls on not knowing where all my sh*t was.  Like, I was certain the reason I couldn’t focus on up-lighting for the wedding was because I didn’t know where my senior-year English anthologies were and the stress of that non-issue was mind-melting (they were in Reno at the time, now they’re in a box in the garage).

It was an exciting and terrifying way to live life, but now I’m ready for some structure and calculated power moves that will take me from life-bystander to focused life-CEO.  I’m going to do everything I can this year to find a direction and take it, even if it’s super wrong and I can’t tell anyone about it until years later once the shame has faded.  This blog is one of the directions I’m going, which may or may not work out, so no pressure on any of us here.  I’ve been waiting for my destiny to show up since 2007, but it must be lost because the only thing that rings my doorbell is the UPS guy, and he doesn’t come over that often. *only when JustFab is having a sale.

I’d love for you to join me as I search for my destiny, so please read any and all posts you are interested in, and leave a comment with encouragement if you like what you read.

Also of note: I am writing for a beauty start-up blog, and my posts about everything from 2016 Beauty Trends You Don’t Need to Care About Anymore to How to Wear Grey Lipstick and Not Look Dead, will be linked in the side column and are important must-reads.  Check them out!

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17 thoughts on “Blog’s Back

  1. Emily you’re amazing! I’ll be following you for sure! Marion

  2. “Oh the places you’ll go”! Good luck!

  3. Love to read your posts. How do I know when a new one comes up? I’m not that electronic literate unless I have specific instrutions to follow! 🙂

    Good luck in 2017 following your destiny (even if it doesn’t work out). Can’t tell you how many times “life” changes directions!

    • Thank you Candy! You will know when a new post comes up if you enter your email into the subscribe field on the right of the blog – you’ll then get an email notification each time there is a new post.

  4. Great Emily!! I love your blogs!!

  5. Emily, I love the blog!!! So glad you are back. Missed your writing so much. The links are awesome to the beauty articles. The makeup post and the outdated trends were great! Would love to see your ideas for hair styles too. You’re a pro at that. And jewelry trends too.

    • Thank you so much Mary! I hope to weigh in on all topics, and will always want to know what you want to hear more of! As soon as I can convince Ed to be the cameraman, I will come up with a hair tutorial…

  6. I like this post, but I’d REALLY like to see juicy guest write soon. Is she busy?

    • She is V busy. Thought: can you have a guest writer on a blog that only has one post? Doesn’t matter. I will schedule her for February. Thank you for subscribing!

  7. Fabulous read. I’m going to be following any future fashion and/or beauty suggestions.

  8. Will grey lipstick clash with my white hair?

  9. Hi Emily. On New Year’s Eve I asked everyone to tell me their word for 2017. Mine is Flourish. So no resolutions just a word. Here are the words of those who were with me that night: finish, moderate, focus, choices, explore, harmonize, motivate, settle, conserve, action, simplify, growth, authentic, independent. I won’t say who goes w what word but they are all good words for 2017. Emily, What’s your word for 2017?

    • Hi Barb! What a fun word game – flourish is a fabulous choice! I like every single one of the words you listed, except maybe moderate. More is MORE! I’m going between two words for 2017 – “fearless” and “aim.” I feel like I need both in my life, you know? I need to aim for (many) things in 2017, but I also need to be fearless to actually do them. Can I have two?!

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