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GOODBYE 2013, HELLOOO 2014!


I think I say this every December but I can't help myself... What. A. Year. 

I moved to New York with my puppy, made amazing new friends, decorated my first apartment, grew my business, partnered with some really awesome bloggers and brands, traveled all over the country (Salt Lake City, Dallas, New OrleansDenver, and Boston!), spent lots of summer weekends in Central Park and on Nantucket, and finished the year on such a high note. I also wound up crossing 79 things off my 101 in 1001 list!

Truthfully though, this year was also a bit of a bumpy road for me. I had my heart broken, experienced every possible growing pain of running a small business, struggled with hurtful comments on my blog, and was even dumped by a boy I really liked — in a text message (#notcool). I try to keep things happy and upbeat around here but it definitely hasn't been all rainbows and pretty shoes behind the scenes.

I'm really, really looking forward to a fresh start. I have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, awesome girlfriends by my side, a new boy in my life, and the most supportive family in the entire world... So bring it on, 2014. I'm ready for you!



21 comments:

katie carlin said...

You're adorable! Love the honesty..I am sorry to hear you have been hurt but look at all that you have accomplished your blog/boutique have turned into a real business. I am sure 2014 has good things in store for you!

Megan - Style Me Swanky said...

Every time I see the photo of you holding the NY newspaper in PJs, I love it a little more and more. Wishing you the best in 2014!

Vett Vandiver said...

you're on track for a baller 2014, yay! wishing you the best, keep up the great work! xoxo

Julie Leah said...

Cheers to 2014! It surely holds great things for you, sweet girl! Hope I get to see you again this year!

xoxo

Lisa said...

Always so inspired by you, Mackenzie! Even when your year has been tough, your blog is always a positive, uplifting, happy part of my morning blog reading, and I love it! Cheers to a wonderful 2014!

mQs said...

Love this! I just posted my 2013 review this morning too!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
xoxo
mQs

Hunter said...

You and Carly are two of the most inspiring women I have met! I hope to be able to follow my dreams just like you one day!

Wishing you a happy new year :)

Hunter
Prep on a Budget

Alex said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous 2013, I'm excited to see what 2014 brings!
-Alex
http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

I hope 2014 brings you many great things!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

Chelsea said...

It sounds like 2013 was such a whirlwind for you but you dealt with it all so gracefully! I'm so happy to have discovered you this year and look forward to what you have in store in 2014.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Shannon Kerns said...

This post has me smiling from ear to ear. You've had a great year, despite any bumps in the road. You're accomplishments always amaze me, you're a wonderful role model and I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

Happy New Year.
Shannon
www.brasshoney.blogspot.com

Bon Vivant DC said...

You are such an inspiration to all of us who have left "safe" jobs to pursue our passions and open small businesses. It's amazing to see you grow leaps and bounds, and always fun to stop by for some preppy and fashionable eye candy! Cheers to a great 2014, Mackenzie!

http://bonvivantdc.com/not-all-bubbly-is-created-equal/

Mary said...

You're too cute! I've loved reading your blog. Cheers to you in 2014!

sahmase said...

Kudos on completing what sounds like a roller coaster year. This is the happiest, spunkiest, most spot-on blog that I've been able to find that fits my style. I ordered something from your boutique this year and was tickled that you wrote a personal note - what a classic, wonderful way to connect to readers / customers! Keep up the great work and don't doubt yourself for one minute. Have a very happy 2014!

Taylor Cunningham said...

This post really helped me start to start thinking about how to cope with some personal stuff I've been dealing with lately. Thank you so so much.

Zoe Cayetano said...

Lovely photos!

Zoe
http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Such a wonderfully honest post! I am sure 2014 will be a great year for you!!!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh I absolutely love your apartment decor! Did you design it yourself or did you hire a designer?

Christine Storch said...

You are too cute!! Congrats on crossing so many items off your list. May 2014 be a fabulous year for you!!

tbissett said...

Love this post!! It is nice to see not everything is always rainbows and butterflies, although wouldn't it be nice if it were. I am posting my top 30 of 101 in 1001! Love the idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

-Taylor
tbissett.blogspot.com

Kate K said...

I love this post! I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for you! I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

Katie

A Kentucky Lady