Welp. 2012 has come and gone, and I must say I’m quite happy it’s over.
I know I have been lacking on the blog posts recently….severally lacking. I am aware I have not posted anything since July 26, 2012! For those of you who do not know, I lost my best friend and my soul sister to cancer on August 31, 2012, hence the lack of posts. We only found out she was sick on June 29, and I spent every day and every minute I could by her side, holding her hand until she passed.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their love, support and kind messages not only while Juls was sick, but for the past 4 months as well, while I myself have been recovering from the loss of my dearest friend.
It still feels so fresh and I miss her tremendously every single day, but unfortunately, life does still continue around me and I have to try to keep up.
So…..It’s a New Year, which of course means setting up New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not going to be cliché and say, I’m going to eat healthy, save money, blah blah blah… but I can say- if I learned anything from 2012- it is to truly love your life. Love the people in your life, and cherish every single moment you have with them. Life is a gift and it can and will be taken from you unexpectedly. Spend your money (reasonably of course). Travel the world, near or far. Take risks. Find a new job if you hate yours. Buy that $400 Michael Kors watch you’ve had your eye on, because you may never get the chance to have the things you want. This time last year Juls and I were getting ready to go the Mayan Riviera. She was my beach bum and we escaped every year together. January 2012 she was nervous about going….about spending the money- but her and I are so thankful she just went for it, because it was our last trip together, our last vacation basking in the sun and dancing on the beach. I’ll hold the memory in my heart forever.
So my New Years Resolution this year is to 100% live my life how I want to. Travel, Love and Cherish. (and blog more frequently, pinky swear!!)
Much love, happiness, and good health for 2013. Lord knows we are owed a damn good year!
In Memory of Julie Ann Campolongo
Love you so much, SS xo