YEAR IN REVIEW 2012

Hello Magicians,
I have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time now. This post has been sitting in queue since mid July, and it's finally time to share 2012's adventures with you! I have been delighted with some good — and some not-so-good — company. It's funny how life works sometimes. (For those of you lurkin' in the shadows and trying to seem inconspicuous: It's okay. I get it! Your secret is safe with me.)

I want to thank you for participating in a brilliant year of hard work and divine payoffs. I have really enjoyed the surprises that came along the way and tackled the obstacles, it feels good to wind down the year knowing that I accomplished all of my goals and projections. This new cycle offers changes that are welcomed, so let's open our arms and accept those blessings with gratitude. I will see you on the other side!


JANUARY:
+ Reeling & healing from Ayahuasca ritual
+ Mending broken connections
+ Won a lomography camera
+ Read tarot for Gitana Patricia
+ Breakfast with Niki


FEBRUARY:
- Still reeling from that ritual
+ Planning getting my life back together
+ Business partnerships
+ Made friends with Vanille

MARCH:
+ Pulling myself back together
+ My first public event reading tarot
+ Meetings & surprises
+ Eating, eating, eating
+ Gave away two tarot decks

APRIL:
+ Birthday lunch with J
+ New phone! Samsung Galaxy SII
+ Started weekly draw
+ Read Sailor V
+ Bought a yukata kimono
+ Pool party?


MAY:
- A co-worker disrespected me and the situation escalated
+ Dark Shadows
+ Kokeshi debut activities
+ J finished college


JUNE:
+ Co-worker situation resolved (So long, sucker!)
+ Marco the pink quartz bunny came into my life
+ Reading swap with Marcella Kroll
+ Started dance classes
+ Saw Grandpa for the first time in 6 months
+ J's graduation


JULY:
+ Crushed a crazy Pisces for being a pest — and coincidentally my #1 fan
+ Nihon Matsuri: huge success
+ Work work work
+ Bought tickets to Japan

AUGUST:
- Wisdom teeth removed
+ Hermetic Tarot gifted
+ Featured in Kisses & Chaos
+ Blue moon


SEPTEMBER:
+ Kaisen 15-16
+ Biercade outing
+ Call to work at Mystic Journey

OCTOBER:
+ My 24th birthday celebrated in style
+ Trip to Tokyo, Japan
+ Samhain Moon Anniversary
+Lady Gaga concerts 2 night in a row — Happy Halloween!

NOVEMBER:
+ Hung out / slept over with Niki
+ Thanksgiving madness
+ 2nd Anniversary with J!
+ Almost completed my tarot collection


DECEMBER:
+ 12/12/12
+ Mom's birthday! [I love you Mom!]
+ Survived 12/21/2012
+ Gifted some really thoughtful and lovely presents [Thank you so so so much!]
+ Debut as a dancer at Temple of Dance
+ New year party at Niki's [I'm bringing champagne...]

(1) DESCRIBE 2012 IN THREE WORDS:
(A) REBIRTH.
(B) FUN.
(C) LIBERATING.
(2) WHICH CONCERTS DID YOU VISIT IN 2012?
LADY GAGA X 2.

(3) WHAT WERE YOUR THREE FAVORITE MOMENTS IN 2012?

(A) Celebrating my birthday at the Alice in Wonderland cafe in Shinjuku.
(B) Celebrating my 2nd Anniversary with J in November.
(C) Möet Chandon Rosé Imperial (my favorite!) sampling with strawberries + creme anglaise.







(4) WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FAVORITE MONTH?
OCTOBER. I went to Japan for the second time and lived the dream more vividly than I had imagined. It was magical!



(5) WHO WERE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2012?J- Who would have thought that this adorable country bumpkin would have stuck around for the ride so long? Not me... but here he is, and I'm so glad he decided to stick around! What I like about him — and sometimes really test — is his absurd generosity and attention to detail. He gives his best always, even when the situation doesn't merit it. He's my Bone King and I love him madly. ♡♡

NIKI- A college friend that has stood through the test of time. She's far, far away — living a dream in California, — but she's still a very important person in my life. I have a party every time she comes back, because she's somebody I can be myself around and enjoy witching it up with.

MARCELLA KROLL- A girl with a big, big mission and an equally big heart. I have found in her compassion and drawn connections. Our connection feels karmic in a very constructive way, and even though she's far away, she has a friend rooting wildly for her in the tropics.

VANILLE- A sweet girl with big ideas and dreams. I learned a lot about social tangles & resolutions alongside her and am happy to say she's sticking around. We have shared laughs and huge temper tantrums over the weeks, but it makes an adventure worth the while. She's pretty rockin'!

(6) HAVE YOU MADE PLANS FOR TRAVELING IN 2013?
Of course I have! It'll be Florida, Tokyo (again!?), Korea or Sweden.

(7) BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2012?
I went over Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass and loved it.

(8) 5 MUSICIANS YOU LISTENED TO WAY TOO MUCH IN 2012:
LADY GAGA
DIAMOND RINGS
JAMES D STARK
DEPECHE MODE
IAMX
...LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT

(9) WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2013?
Whatever comes my way. I'm ready for new adventure! I'm also looking forward to kissing my boyfriend. ; ]

IN RETROSPECT,
That Death card was right. I can see everything starting to change; things are just like the seasons. This was a really rokkin' year even if it presented its challenges. My biggest lesson was to live in style and to really love myself. I figured that it really isn't all about pleasing others and holding silence. I've got my sword ready and I'm not ashamed of being able to speak for myself. Watch out 2013, I'm tackling you with my Moon & Mars in Aries horns!



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