Friday, January 1, 2010

happy 2010! (& my 2009 in review)

I'm still exhausted from the New Year's Eve dinner + party I threw last night (so fun!)... but even more so, I'm feeling nostalgic. This morning, I went through some old posts of this little blog from the past year (also my first full year of blogging). I realized 2009 was filled with adventure and growth. Here are some favorite memories from each month:

In January, I visited art museums, began a Mexican Monday tradition, thought about fashion in the economic crisis, and landed a spring internship at Women's Wear Daily.

February saw poetry experimentation and rejuvenation, delicate underthings, the Oscars, and a party at the DvF showroom!

brought surprise snowstorms, a fierce resolution, a peek at my style file, a summer internship offer at Johnson & Johnson, and lots of red lipstick!

In April, I embraced life's problems and my personal "uniform", celebrated my birthday and the debut of my chapbook, and fell in love with entrepreneurship and love letters.

made me wonder: Are men like shoes? Can we all be performers? Has the world changed identities completely? Is getting hit on at the gym very common?

June, I celebrated my best friend's birthday, worked out, reminisced of yard sales and creative designs...

got me thinking about dress recycling, baking, my neighbors, and vacations.

In August, I bought a new camera, took some pictures of my family, got tagged!, and started my Fall semester in Prague!

In September, I lived, danced, dined, and dreamed in Prague. Fell in love with the little city.

October, I visited Berlin and Budapest, and had little art adventures.

was all about travel. I went to 1o more cities in 4 countries! My favorites were Spain and Italy. (Also, Mexican Mondays continued in Prague!)

In December, I saw Swan Lake and finally wrote another poem. You helped me decide on a headshot (thanks again!), and best of all, I came home for Christmas.

was pretty incredible... But I have a feeling that 2010 will be even better! Hope you have a wonderful, thrilling, refreshing start to your New Year. Kisses and hugs to you!


  1. That's such a lovely round-up of 2009. The travelling must have been amazing! xx

  2. wow! you had an amazing year!! I am glad that you have a blog to share your experiences with us, your blog is very inspirational :)

  3. Thank you dear gals! 2009 was definitely one of a kind... here's to 2010!

  4. What an amazing year you have had! Fabulous job on the recap. I am certain 2010 has even more wonderfulness in store for you :)

    All the best to you this new year!


  5. Congrats to a wonderful year of blogging, Helen! I've truly enjoyed reading this, you're a brilliant writer and so uplifting in your's to another great year!

  6. Thanks Anna! I'm excited to catch up back at NYU!

  7. Sounds like an amazing year!

    Wishing you all the best for 2010.


  8. This is a great reflection of 2009 babe. Definitely a year in which we learned a lot and grew up so much. Can't wait for 2010 with you, roomie. Lots of love to you!


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