That’s a Wrap: Looking Back on 2013

January 1, 2014
I am suddenly overcome with the urge to rock out to Another One Bites Dust. 2013 was one hell of a challenging year, to say the absolute least. And on this final day, I can’t help but feel like I’ve been through the wringer several times over. I am glad to say that I’ve made it through to the other side but I’m tired y’all. Really tired.
Today, I found this quote on Facebook and I’ll admit, it gave me quite a bit of comfort. 
I’ve let go of many things this year: my apartment in Harlem and the joy and convenience of living in Manhattan, my affiliation with a sketch comedy show I spent four years helping to build, a friend or two and little bits of my sanity. On the flip side, I’ve had some amazing and wonderful experiences too, not the least of which are some amazing new friends and deepening relationships with old ones, new career options, new partnerships and finally, new perspectives on some old, nagging traumas and dramas. You have to let go of the old to make way for the new and I’m really ready for the new! So all in all, it is a difficult but wonderful life.

This little corner of the web has served as a place for me to explore different sides of my creativity and to share some of the things that I love and that I’ve figured out about myself. Thank you for granting me your time and attention and for offering your support and participation. Here’s a look back at some of the stuff that you loved this year…
Top 10 Posts of 2013
And some stuff that I loved…



I begin this new year with a New Moon and a hopeful heart. Cheers to a Happy New Year for us all! May your every wonderful wish come true!

photos via instagram.

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  • Reply Robyn January 2, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Love that quote, so true!

    • Reply patranila January 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      Reading it the first time made my whole being relax!

  • Reply Gossip Carnival January 3, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    Live and let go! Great way to look at life.

  • Reply BusyBee January 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    I keep hearing from everyone how challenging 2013 was, and I have to agree. Time to MOVE ON!

  • Reply Mariana Leung January 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    I'm loving how bloggers like yourself are writing these great posts of self inflection and growth for 2013

    • Reply patranila January 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Thanks Mariana! I'm trying to keep a closer eye on myself.

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