2019 in Review

I was going to say something cliche about how quickly this year went by, but the more I think about it, it actually didn't for me. This year was eventful, to say the least, so many of the things that happened at the beginning of the year feel like they happened ages ago. However, when I say that this year felt long, I mean that in a good way. I had some huge life events and as always, did a lot of personal growth. I did a lot of thinking about what I want out of my career long-term, had a lot of self-awareness regarding some untreated anxiety, and did a lot of learning and growing with Jon as a couple. And of course, throughout all of this, I've been planning a wedding. It's been stressful, for sure, but a lot of my highlights include the planning process. It's been an incredibly exciting time, and I'm even okay with the stressful bits.

So as I do every year, enjoy my favorite outfits of year along with my personal highlights. As always, I also threw in my pop culture highlights. Enjoy!

Personal highlights:

  • Got engaged! I started the year with this piece of news (it happened at the end of January), and it goes without saying that this was the biggest thing to happen to me this year.
  • Celebrated four years with Jon (and coming up on five now)
  • Got a promotion and a raise
  • Turned 27
  • Went to the Parks and Recreation 10 year reunion
  • Was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Toy Story 4 (and saw celebs like Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, and more in person!)
  • Went to Napa for a business trip
  • Made a couple of trips to San Diego
  • Went to two Dapper Days
  • Had my last Disneyland trips before my pass expired
  • Had an amazing engagement party
  • Planned (most of) a wedding. Almost there!
  • Met Hilary of The Cutie Life in person and did Hello Kitty karaoke
  • Started Goddess Directory, a directory of women-owned independently owned shops. Through this, I got to interview a ton of amazing women about their businesses
  • Started I'm Dead Inside, a brand full of cute clothes and knick-knacks with dark phrases
  • Got to see my best friend Jenn during her first trip to California + take her to all of my favorite spots/introduce her to all my friends
  • Okay, more wedding planning. Each thing felt like a huge feat, but one biggest highlights was going wedding dress shopping with most of the important women in my life
  • Celebrated 7 years of blogging - even though I only kept it up every so often
  • Went to my first Pride parade
  • Had lots of adventures with Alyssa, including vintage shopping, photoshoots, and matching our outfits. 
  • Went to Vegas for my brother's 40th birthday...and just went back with family
  • Started wearing earrings. Yes, this IS a highlight.
  • Went to Pop-Up Disney
  • Visited the Neon Museum in Vegas this past weekend and got to see the Tim Burton exhibit there

Favorite TV shows: Fleabag, The Good Place, Schitt's Creek, Russian Doll, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bojack Horseman, Barry, Veep, PEN15, Shrill, Younger, Superstore, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, What We Do in the Shadows, Stranger Things, Catastrophe, Sex Education. El Camino (though I guess it's technically a movie), Bob's Burgers

I can't pretend like Game of Thrones didn't exist though. It was simultaneously the most exciting time in TV and the most disappointing. I guess it deserves its own list?

Favorite movies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Marriage Story, Booksmart, Rocketman, John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, Always Be My Maybe, The Irishman

As usual, there are a ton of movies I've yet to see like Little Women, Uncut Gems, and more.

Favorite podcasts: Reply All, My Favorite Murder, Office Ladies, Armchair Expert, The Good Place the Podcast, Motherhacker, The Thing About Pam, In Bed with Nick and Mega, StartUp, How I Built This, Three Questions with Andy Richter, Getting Curious, Work in Progress, WTF, Decoder Ring

Thanks so much for following along this year!


  1. Yay for such a great 2019 for you!! Ok I'm hoping you'll share more about the Toy Story premiere bc that is so cool! And wow, I can hardly keep up with all your side projects! So inspiring. I love the I'm Dead Inside designs so much!

    As usual you have given me so many tv shows/movies/podcasts to check out. And always and forever, a fan of your colorful, cheery style! <3

    Priya the Blog

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