Saturday, January 3, 2015

Best of 2014

Best of 2014, if I may say so myself.

Looking back on this year, I think to myself, "I haven't' done much" but looking back and scrolling through my blog, I know that this year was as much for my business, as it was for my personal growth. I believe that since January 1st, 2014, I have grown into a different person. My style, outlook on life, and even my whole look changed. I don't even recognize the person I used to be. 

That's what I love about this blog. I love that I can scroll back and see myself grow up and evolve. That's why I love sharing photos with my readers, too. All of you see me grow every day. 

2014 was a great year of many firsts. SGB got a makeover. I GOT A MAKEOVER. I got a kitty. I met DVF, Nicky and Paris Hilton. I met Chiara Ferragni and so many other famous bloggers. I sat front row at Herve Leger and BCBG. I went to fashion week 3 times before I even turned 21. I even wore Dior and Chanel (what a dream?!!!?) I was featured in 5 Nordstrom Rack stores all over Seattle. I was the first ever person to style Nordstrom Rack mannequins. I also bought way too many designer shoes. 

I worked with brands that I thought I could only dream of and featured in press that anyone would ask for.  NastyGal, Free People, Nordstrom, bareMinerals? DVF?! Plus, I released my own App, social light, that was the most searched app in the App Store on the first day. 

I doubled my following and my engagement. I won Seattle's Best Blogger!! I was even award ed Seattle Met's Best Dressed! I had my biggest partnership's and lost them because of people's hatred towards me. 

I went to my first Versace party and saw legends. I got invited to London Fashion Week but was unable to go because of my passport. So I GOT OVER IT. I moved on. I moved on from all the hatred and bullying I receive. I realized that no one matters besides my family and friends. I got closer with my mom and my family as a whole. I kept my boyfriend for another year. I launched a random YouTube channel.

I could list all the things I've done and all the places I went, but the biggest difference from last year, is that I finally see that these things don't matter. I could be as successful as ever, be invited to all the shows, and own all the Chanels, but in the end, if I'm not happy and not enjoying what I'm doing, there is no point to it all. 

Societygrl did help me build a foundation for the next years of my life and opened possibilities that I never imagined. We take life step by step, but like Gatsby says, our life is supposed to go only up.

Life moves on. Mistakes happen. This next year I will be turning 21 and finishing school a year early. I have no idea where my life will take me but I'm glad I get to share it with you. 

See how much life changed from 2013, with BEST OF 2013 post :)