Happy New Year everyone!
I'm sorry for my long hiatus but I had a very rough end of the year. It sucks that I didn't get to do any holiday posts which I was really looking forward to but I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's.
I have to say -- I just can't be relieved enough that 2011 is over. Not to be a Debbie Downer but I can honestly say it was the WORST year of my life -- everything bad that could have possibly happened did. The first half of the year I went through a very tough time -- it was definitely a low point in my life. Then just as things were starting to get a little better mid year and I started a new job, I broke my foot and was out of commission for nearly two months.
Then my boyfriend of nearly 4 years started getting really sick -- he had everything from hypertension, an ulcer, diabetes, a brain aneurysm, and a tumor in his pancreas with a family history of pancreatic cancer. And a few weeks ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. It's the most devestating news I've gotten since I found out my mom had breast cancer. He is currently in Korea getting treatment and hopefully I can visit soon. But please keep him in your prayers!
And finally I ended the year with a bang -- literally. I went out for my friend's birthday/company party which consisted of an open bar. I pretty much never drink so I guess I didn't realize how low my alcohol tolerance had gotten and ended up getting pretty drunk. Combine that with a long flight of stairs and you get me waking up in the emergency room with my clothes torn off, stitches, a black eye, a neck brace, and blood all over my face.
I guess I got off lucky because I could've cracked my head open or broken my neck but luckily I got off with a bit of swelling to my face/eye area and 8 stitches near my eyebrow. But to top it off I lost track of my purse which also contained my wallet, cash, Iphone, and car keys which are really difficult/expensive to replace because they have to reprogram my whole car. A few days later I got an email notification from my iphone tracker that my phone was located in Vegas. Great -- someone took off with my purse to Vegas!
So yes, enough venting but all I can say is I truly hope it will be a better year, and most importantly, I pray that my boyfriend will get better.
As for my new year's resolutions, blogging wise, I really want to stay consistent with entries, get up to date with the product reviews I owe, and I should probably stop hoarding so many products!
So here's to 2012!
And I leave you with a picture of my lovely black eye and stitches while also sporting a Clinique Moisture surge refreshing eye mask for the swelling haha.