Monday, July 29, 2013


My Threads: Tank: J.Crew Factory (similar), Jeans: Hollister, Flats: Ivanka Trump, Bag: Calvin Klein, Bracelets: Forever 21, Coach, Watch: Michael Kors

Okay. I'm finally writing that post. The life update. The one I've been saying I'd write for so long. All the reasons this poor blog has been neglected lately. I don't like to get too personal on here, but I feel like I owe it to this blog and to the amazing readers to share. 

But I don't know where to start. 

A few months ago, I was dumped pretty out of the blue by my boyfriend of 7 years. The one I lived with, the one I thought was it. It was painful, yes, but I'm a pretty tough cookie and survived. But that incident sent my life into chaos. All of a sudden, I was alone. I was living alone, taking care of my animals alone, paying for things alone, then moving out alone. 

Last week, I signed a 3 month lease for a studio and moved half of my stuff into storage. In October, my job is moving, and I'll pick up my life again and move closer to Downtown LA. 

And I'll be doing all of it alone.

But you know what? That's okay. I'm learning a lot about myself. About life, and what I want and need out of it. And maybe those things weren't there before. The decisions I make now will be my own, not based on what anyone else needs, just what I want and need. I've never been a selfish person, but maybe now is the time.

So here I am, with a new beginning. A new journey. And a whole lot of discovering to do. Because let's be real, the world of dating at 25 is a strange place. (Tips and advice on that are welcome. Seriously.)

Note: I did not physically move mattresses and couches alone. My awesome friends and family helped with that:)
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  1. Wow! That's a lot! I'm sorry. It sounds like you're doing well with everything though. Good luck with the future move and job transfer. Being close to downtown LA seems like it would be fun!
    On another note, love your shirt! The chevron print + the sequins= awesome!

  2. Kudos to you for keeping up with the blog during this time of upheaval.

    The times that we spend alone in life, the times that are the most challenging, are the times we learn the most about ourselves.

    It won't be easy, and sometimes it doesn't feel fun at all, but believe me when I tell you that bigger, brighter, better opportunities are in your future.

    You are so young.

    As Frankie Goes To Hollywood would say, "The world is your oyster". (even though you probably don't know who that is : P )


  3. I am so proud of you! You are wonderful, smart, gorgeous and a tough woman! The times that have sucked the most have also been when I learned the most about myself. I will be thinking about you!

  4. Good luck with all of this craziness! I know it sounds cliche, but it's these sorts of situations that lead you down the best and most exciting paths! Being in the thick of it, it's hard to see the upside, but I'm sure that things happen for a reason and you'll end up on the winning end of things!

  5. pretty little thingsJuly 29, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    you got this girl!! this just means that great things are in your future! be excited about your new life : )

  6. Hi Emily, sorry to hear about that, but I do believe things happen for a reason and I LOVE and admire your attitude. Such a fun new adventure where you can think about you and only you! Only great things ahead for you :) Oh, and those bow flats - love 'em! xo

  7. I think its awesome that you had the courage to write this post! Just know that there are tons of other girls out there dating at 25 (including myself!) who know exactly how you feel. Keep your head up and keep going strong and you'll make it through to the other side better off than where you started :)


  8. I've been there and you eventually get used to doing everything yourself...then when you have someone to help it's extra nice...haha. Does that make sense? Well, i wish you the best and at least you'll look fabulous while moving all your stuff!
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  9. I'm so proud of you for deciding to share! <3
    You are a tough cookie and I love you for it! P.S. Listen to "Age of Worry" by John Mayer. Now.

    Also. I must see you soon. The end!

  10. thanks for sharing, emily! you are a tough cookie for sure - and i know you can get through this!! i went through something similar at 25 and just started to live life for ME and i ended up meeting my now husband in the process. :) you can do it, girl! you are BEAUTIFUL!

  11. Sorry to hear about that Emily, but thanks for sharing! My boyfriend of 7 years broke up with me too when I was 22. So I know that it completely sucks! But good news is we got back together after a 2 year break and now we are married. I'm not saying that that will happen to you - or even that you want it to! But I think that things happen for a reason and it will eventually work out. In the time that I was single I got an amazing opportunity to go to grad school and meet some great people and make new friends. So hang in there!


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