A Personal Anecdote: The Yin and the Yang of 2016

A Reflection After a Month Into 2017


December passed and it was our birthdays. Mine on the 19th, my boyfriend’s on Christmas. My celebration was the big 2-5. The big year where celebrating your birthday is almost old news, and you can’t afford to get drunk off your ass anymore and not worry about adult responsibilities.

So here I am. Sitting at my computer, clacking away at the keyboard as I reminiscence about the last 365 days.

When I look back at 2016, I feel like I have accomplished a lot. In the beginning of the year, I bought my first condo. In March, TheStyleWright had its first birthday and my venture boomed way beyond my expectations. I was landing collaborations left and right and had worked with amazing brands. In June, I started a new job that I have grown to really like. In terms of my love life, I have dated my man for 3 and a half years and celebrated a successful 2 years living together. And holistically, I started to shape my outlook on life to a more positive one so I could become the best possible version of me everyday.

Beyond the glamorous exterior that I showcase across social media, this past year was still immersed with many challenges. Yes, I may have experienced all of those aforementioned accomplishments…but little do people know that every single one of those revelries came with unforeseen obstacles.

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Monday Inspiration: Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

I learned this lesson this morning. For many months, I have been struggling trying to wake up an hour and a half earlier to make it to the gym. The alarm would go off, and I would not even snooze the damn bells…I would turn the alarm entirely off. There was no way with just 5-6 hours of restless sleep that I could bring myself to a place of energy and sweat.
Today was one of those mornings – except for one thing. Yes, I turned off my 5:30 alarm, but I winded up waking up 20 minutes earlier than usual. Last night, I had set this 6:40am alarm in case I had a second spur of motivation to do a quick workout.

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