[Au Revoir, 2013!]


Tonight is a milestone for me – I’ll be covering San Francisco’s famed New Years Eve Celebration Sea of Dreams for The DJ List.  If you asked me last year how I thought I’d be celebrating 2014, this would have in no way been on my radar and simply shows that hard work, dedication to a(/your) craft and a hobby that you truly enjoy can get you through any bad day or disillusioning job.

I’ve been told that how you ring in the New Year is indicative of how you’ll spend the rest of the year, and after this crazy whirlwind of an adventure that we’ve been calling 2013 – I can say with utmost certainty that this is true.  My writing career has blossomed, I fell in love with my best friend and I’ve finally realized how much I truly enjoy excelling at my 9-5 job, even if it’s a snoozefest half the time.

For the first time in a long time, I’ve given less thought to my social life and more thought to the person that I’d like to become – and through that, I’ve seen myself evolve from the little engine that could into the young lady that did.  I have one year left of my 20’s – one year left of this glorious adventure where I’m allowed to have my head in the clouds without a firm landing place on the ground and I don’t know if I feel like coming down anytime soon.

No matter who you ring in the New Year with or whatever you do, take the time to appreciate the world you’ve cultivated for yourself and then ask – what would you do if you couldn’t fail? What risks are you willing to take in 2014 that you’ve been willing to take head on and what dreams are you sick of deferring? Actively dream and create your own magic this year – if it’s anything like what I did for myself last year, I promise it’ll be more than worth it.

‘Til 2014, my pretty kitties!



About missamandapearl

♥ I'm a spunky girl with a big heart and an open mind. I can't ride a bike and dislike capital letters. I'm slightly obsessed with my kitties - Daisy, Stella, Loki and Marley - but I bet if they were yours you would be, too. I laugh all the time - loudly and mostly at myself. my favorite things include, but aren't limited to: fabulous people, my fantastic husband-to-be, traveling, live music, social media, a good read, working out, furry friends, the Golden State Warriors, photography, and sushi. Everyone, including you, looks like an animal - and I won't hesitate to tell you which one. I was born and raised in the 650, spent some of the best years of my life at UCSB as a gaucho and am now a proud angelino; its taken some time, but I effing love└A.

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