Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Year Of Happiness And Doubt: 2013

Y.U.P Lifestyle

Boy...How time flies ey? I can't believe we're finally ending 2013. It's even crazier to think that is my last post of the year!

2013 has been one of the craziest but most memorable years in my life. Through the ups and the downs, I feel like I have experienced a roller coaster of emotions but if I had to sum it up in two words, it would be happiness and doubt.

Happiness - There's a saying here in New York that it takes two years for the city to open up to you...and it's true. The first year, I had no life because I literally worked 24/7, lived far from the city and was super homesick. I thought I could never get used to the city. A year later, I can finally say that I am truly happy. I'm so lucky and blessed to have a great set of friends, a wonderful job and I've finally found balance with my work, social and blogging life.

Doubt -  A friend of mine once said to me, "Who isn't trying to be a fashion blogger. You're just like everyone else." This made me question myself. I became insecure and started thinking, "Can I really do this? Am I too late into the blogging game?" I always think about what my friend said to me everyday but instead of being bitter, it motivated me to work harder. A year later, YUPNYC is still alive (woo hoo), I've found my passion, learned the true meaning of being committed and I'm starting to learn how to build a brand. I may be far from my blogging goals but I know one day I'll get there. So thank you my friend, for doubting me and making me doubt myself. 

Happiness and doubt were significant in my personal and blogging life but YUPNYC couldn't have survived without my family, friends and readers.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this blogging journey. I really couldn't have done this without my readers. Posting pictures, reading your comments and "liking" my Instagram photos -- as corny as it sounds -- has meant so much to me. What started as an idea has finally turned into a blog and maybe even a brand. So THANK YOU for being my light throughout this blogging journey.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my boyfriend for always supporting everything I do and for helping me with my blog. Thank you for taking photos of me, even when the conditions were bad (i.e in 20 degree and 100 degree and weather). Thank you for being patient when I needed help with photoshop and occasionally creating content for my blog :). Thanks for acting as my copy writer and making sure I never sounded like a complete idiot. Thank you for being my model for YUPNYC (even though I know you secretly like it). Lastly, thank you for supporting all of my crazy dreams. I know it's never ending with me.

Well Yuppies, it's been quite the year. I have big plans for 2014 and I can't wait to continue this journey.

Cheers to the new year and may there be lots of happiness and doubt in all of your future endeavors.

YUPNYC in 2013

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