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.

43 comments:

Pooja G said...

It was really saddening to hear all you have gone through...my prayers and best wishes that 2012 proves to be better for you and your family.

Eden-Avalon said...

D: I thought my 2011 was bad..

I'll keep your BF in my thoughts, I know how hard Leukemia can be. I really hope things get better for you sweetheart. <3

chandraung562 said...

Oh gosh, i am so sorry you had to go through all of that, such bad luck. i hope that 2012 is much better for you. i will keep your bf is prayers and for you to recover soon too from your injuries.

chaya bunny said...

Oh my gosh. That's terrible. I hope you get to see him soon. My honey of seven years got into a car accident, almost two years ago now, and he suffered some permanent damage to his spine as a result, so I can imagine you're feeling pretty terrible about it. I'll keep him in my thoughts for you!

As for New Years... Wow. That sucks! Hopefully you at least got your cards and stuff deactivated! Also hope you recover soon. :(

THT Christina said...

Wow, reading this post actually made me feel hurt for you as well. I too hope that this year will be much, much better for you and those around you.
Please recover well!

Rita said...

omg i cant belive, i hope so everything gonna be alright :)

coco said...

you want a good year !

Bárbara ^^, said...

Im so sorry, I wish everything gets better! If you need to talk or anything just email,me. I'll be here.

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Sunny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible year, I really hope your boyfriend gets better soon and wish you the best 2012 ever! You really deserve it <3 xxx

Stacie said...

sending lots of prayers for you, your boyfriend and your family. Hope your face gets better soon that looks really painful
Stacie xoxox

Jen said...

It will get better! You, your family and boyfriend are in my thoughts and prayers! Keep your chin up!

Miss LV said...

Really sorry to hear you had such a bad year, I hope this year brings you happiness, your boyfriend is in my thoughts, please let us know how he gets on. Best wishes xxx

MissGennD said...

I will include you and ur bf in my prayers. I hope everything will ok this year. Take care babe!

sataa said...

Aww honey I am sorry to hear about all this I hope you recover soon and that 2012 will be a good year for you .I'll pray for your boyfriend May God bless him with health

habbott2 said...

I'm so sorry your year ended so badly :( Here's to making 2012 a much better one! I hope you have a speedy recovery and that your boyfriend gets better..

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Pretty and Polished Lady said...

Oh my! I am so sorry to hear about your horrible year. Your boyfriend will be in my thoughts. This year will be better!
Even with a black eye and stitches you still look beautiful!

Miss L said...

I´m so sorry. I hope you have better year this year and your boyfriend gets better.

lovely pettit_mom said...

Oh my goodnies, hope you get better sooner. pretty sure all is hard but you can fight w/it and learn from lesson...Sorry :-)

eight said...

Best wishes to you and your boyfriend. Hopefully 2012 will be a happy and healthy year for you both. <3

DalaLuz said...

Oh my, and I thought I had a reason to want to toss 2011 in the dumpster. That is horrible. I hope your boyfriend will be able to beat the cancer, it must be extra tough for you guys to be so far away from each other in these heart wrenching times too. Sending you love and energy from this side of the pool, and hope things will be looking up soon, very soon! Stay strong, don't give up!

Sweets said...

Awww. And here i am thinking 2011 was only mean to me :(
Your bf must get better!<33
All i can say is let's leave 2011 in the past and make 2012 a good year!

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Alex Elkins said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your horrible year :( I will keep you and your boyfriend in my prayers! I hope your 2012 is an amazing one^^

Shaylee Anne said...

All the best in 2012 my dear, thoughts and prayers are with you :) It can only get better!

jax said...

Wow, that's quite a year you've had. I'm glad you didn't have any further damage from your fall! My thought are with your significant other and I hope for all the best for you in the future!

Diamond said...

I hope 2012 brings you good lucky!

MissFeelo said...

omg I'm so sorry to hear this!! You really didn't have the best year but on the bright side it can only get better right? I really hope that your boyfriend gets better as do you! ♥

maly said...

Goodluck on your recovery as well to your boyfriend.

AtomicNony said...

you have gone through a lot the past year. hope you the best for your boyfriend

jessiesuzie said...

I'm going to pray for you and your boyfriend. God Bless. :)

Laugh Shine Repeat said...

If we had sunny days always, it’s doubtful we’d ever really appreciate them. Hold on sister, things will get better. And, when they do – guess what? You’ll be all the more better! You will remember the pain and give thanks for the good times. I am a fan of your blog. If you take a break, I’ll be here when you get back. You’re just THAT good! Many blessings to you and your boyfriend. I’m thinking of you both.

Tammie Holland
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Giagiammm.blogspot.com said...

im so glad i found your blog!

Lina said...

OH MY GOD!! :O
I hope E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. will get better for you in 2012 and I hope your boyfriend will get well asap! Poor souls! :(

Pinky said...

My heart goes out to you, I know times may seem dim- there's always hope and good people! Try not to focus on the negative things, try to focus on the positive side of like working on getting better and keeping hope!

Panina(nana) said...

So sorry to hear about your boyfriend! I hope he gets better... I'm sure you must be out of your mind worried about him =( Stay strong dear!

This is a brand new year and you've obviously hit the lowest of the low. So hold your head up high, because you can only go up from here =) Just have faith.

Mira said...

wow, bad bad bad.
feeling sad reading this.
hope that you get better soon.
i wish the best for your boyfriend and mum. hope that everything turns better.
praying.

kiss from portugal

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nonnapuffo said...

Good luck and happy new year!
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Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I wanna cry, but I got my acne treatment on, so I know I shouldn't cry now..

I'm really sorry for everything you went through, when I read about your boyfriend I lost my breath.. I'm praying he will be ok, think positive honey!

My 2011 was very bad as well.. In the summer I lost my 2 best friends that I had known since highschool (I'm 27 now) in a car accident and it wasn't even their fault.. I'm still trying to realize what has happened and to be honest I don't think I will ever manage to do that.. :( :( :(

Uzma said...

It's very saddening to hear & I know words can't comfort you, but have faith God will definitely answer everybody's prayers :) & glad you have put a brave front bcoz your BF needs you!

Mia said...

That was very sad..I even cried..all those things were pretty tough and if that happens to me,I don't know if I can still standing back and and return to blog..

Really hope the best for you for this 2012~

mág said...

Sorry for comming here, I know that we don't know each other. And first of all, sorry for bad english.
I know it's easy to talk, but don't be sad because of your boyfriend! He will be ok! You'll see :) I'm 19 and I have cancer too. But I know that I'll be alright, just like your boyfriend :) Cancer is so comum nowadays and the threatments are really better.
If you need something you can come talk to me :)
kiss

Inger (ijsbeer) said...

Sorry you had such a crappy end to the year! Must be really though going through all that. I hope your boyfriend will be able to beat the cancer. The fact that he can undergo treatment is a good sign. Cancer is such an awful disease and can leave you sick with worry but these days more and more people manage to beat it too the curb. Several people in my close family have managed to beat it even though the odds where really bad. In one case the doctors called it a miracle. I can imagine being so far apart must be extra hard on you. In particular when you had your accident as well. I hope you get to see each other soon and that you heal fast.
I also hope that 2012 will turn out to be a much better year and that you don't have bad stuff happening. Seems like you got your fair share in 2011! My 2012 has started really bad but I haven't given up it getting better. I figure it just the remaining stupidity from 2011 that is stuck and that it will get better soon:) There is always sunshine after rain! Never loose hope!
Maybe this will help a little bit too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8181983@N05/3609180865/

Inger (Ijsbeer) said...

Hi,

Seeing as you have not posted in a long time...I hope you are ok and that your abscene means you got some good news/got to see your boyfriend and not that things got worse. Thinking of good and sending warm thoughts.