There’s a quote by Winston Churchill that comes to mind when I think of 2010, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going…” And so I did. Persevering and projecting positivity allowed for some beautiful transitions to happen over the course of the year. I spent a majority of 2010 trying to pick up the pieces, finding myself and getting to know me better. While one door closed on my dreams in California; another opened in the form of Full Time Fabulous and I couldn’t be more blessed.
I traveled, I savored, I danced, I blogged, I documented, I lived. When faced with a mountain in front of me, I looked ahead, plotted my plan of attack, put one foot in front of the other and just kept climbing. Sure, I slipped and got banged up at times in the process, but when I got to the top, I screamed to the high heavens “The world is mine!”
I’m eternally grateful for everyone’s support through this entire Full Time Fabulous process. This was definitely the longest interview of my life, but also the most fulfilling. Everyday I wanted the ability to stop time, to invent the 25th hour, to just to be able to fit everything into one day – blogging, working, planning, sleeping, eating, and living. Forget dating, I gladly gave up meeting the man of my dreams in exchange for the opportunity of my dreams.
It has been a challenging and thrilling 2 months where I have pushed myself further and harder and its really given me a better understanding of myself, and the work I do and the potential I have. Juggling my regular work, with full time fabulous work, the holiday season, friends and family. I know I sacrificed sleep, some sanity, and but in the end it’s been more than worth it. I worked the best balance I could because it no longer felt like work, since this is what I love to do and am passionate about. I’ve learned a lot from this past year and even more so from this past month, so moving forward it only gets even better!
To my family and friends, I apologize for all the times I zoned out as I was in deep trance or when an idea hit and I furiously typed/scribbled/snapped pictures. A huge thank you is due for the ears you lent to listen to my crazed antics, the supportive shoulders you used to carry me when I was so exhausted, and mostly the big hearts that filled my life with encouragement and love when I wanted to pull my hair out (and you know how much I love my hair). I wouldn’t have make it out of this month alive without y’all.
Thousands voted and believed in me. The response floored me. Then, daily you all returned and provided feedback, support, and a following that literally brought tears to my eyes. (I promise I’m not always this weepy!) When I felt like I had no energy left; a comment, tweet, and personal messages pushed me forward. Everywhere I went there was someone who wanted to know about Full Time Fabulous. While I poured my heart and soul into this venture and worked as hard as I could, I also wouldn’t be here without the help of so many. I wish I could go around and hug each and every one of you, but instead please accept my sincerest gratitude and let me just say, “THANK YOU!!!!!” I hope I’ve added some value and entertainment into your lives and at the end of the day simply just brought a smile to your face.
Also, thank you to everyone at Sunglass Hut for giving me this platform to reach out to world and connect with people and for the ability to share my voice and views. The opportunity has been priceless and something I will fondly remember forever for giving me the opportunity to shine and making me feel like a rockstar. Working with your company and everyone associated with Sunglass Hut has been an uplifting and extremely positive experience and I’m crossing my fingers and toes that this was just a little taste of what’s to come.
Though I now know the FTF outcome ended up being Kristy; I still know I have all the skills, personality, fashion sense and professionalism for a job of this nature. So I’m going to keep hoping, wishing and praying that eventually I will find my way to my dream job and that this fairy tale doesn’t end. (Hi! Hire me! I’m entertaining all opportunities.) While working for Sunglass Hut wasn’t in the cards, I’m certain my 2011 will be just as fabulous as ever also. Good luck to Kristy on your upcoming Full Time Fabulous year – be sure to follow her along her journey!
Please keep in touch through Twitter @kimmyhuynh or feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll still be posting over at FABULUSH.NET, and you can follow along on the Fabulush Facebook fan page. Thank you and much love to all!