I Dreamed A Dream-A New Year's Reflection and Revision

When I was in Mrs Martinez's class in third grade, I dreamed a dream.  I was going to be a ball busting lawyer when I grew up. I didn't just think it. I saw it. I saw myself walking down the halls of the courthouse with my Ferragamo briefcase swinging from side to side, the inner seams of my Jones New York fiery red pantsuit "swishaying" from the sheer friction of walking with confidence while the drumming of my stilettos alerted everyone Jenny Wu,  Esq, was in the house. I wanted to be Elle Woods long before the first draft of Legally Blonde was even written. So I sacrificed, I worked, and I molded myself to fit my dream. My dream came true. But when it did, I walked away from it. The dream was fulfilled, but I wasn't.

2012 was one of the most pivotal, memorable, exciting, and agonizingly scary years of my life. The highs were pure elation while the lows chained me to pitch black, to a depth of darkness that I will have to cope with for the rest of my life. I'd grown immensely in 2012 as I was exposed to the good, the bad, and the fabulous sides of life in such a heightened and accelerated manner. I've learned that life is layered, complex, and that there's never just one right, one wrong, one angle, or one perspective in any given situation. Last year, I also came to terms with my flaws and realize it's okay to live imperfectly as long I live happily. Most importantly, in 2012, I discovered a new dream. And unlike the old one, this dream is all about expressing an extension of who I am instead of fighting to achieve an idea based on fantastical assumptions of who I thought I wanted to be. This year, I dream to take GBF to the next level. And I don't mean that in a purely quantitative way. With the blog, I hope to further express myself through unfiltered lens and words, to create fabulous content on all things pretty and sparkly, and to keep a completely open, raw, and honest dialogue about my life journey.

Join me.

{live fabulously}

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13 comments

  1. Hi Jenny - Sounds like you had a great journey in 2012 with some life lessons. Thank you for stopping by my blog! x, Kat

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  2. HELLO DEAR, Good Day!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!
    Wonderful blog, I saw your perfect outfit, you have a beautiful body and you look great!
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  3. Kudos to you. 2012 was a year of transition for me, too; I left behind a fast-moving, upwardly mobile career in the finance industry to pursue my passion for fashion and I've never been happier. I wish the same for you :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautifully-written post. Sounds like 2012 was an incredibly important year. All of the scary and exciting ones are! All the best to you in 2013- looking forward to more wonderful posts :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. Life is full of ups and downs and I'm glad you were able to embrace and learn from both sides. Cheers to an amazing 2013! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Beautiful words! I hope 2013 is great for us both :)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  7. 2012 was one of the most pivotal, memorable, exciting, and agonizingly scary years of my life . The highs were pure elation while the lows chained me to pitch black, to a depth of darkness that I will have to cope with for the rest of my life.

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  8. In love with your outfit.

    Check out my blog and hopefully we can follow one another :D

    Kenneillia M.
    Thestylevow.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi Jenny..,, quite fond of your clothing styling sense, you always put up some really awesome pics here. 2012 was something of an year for me too..actually. Good Luck Buddy!
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