Raise Your Glass

New Years Space Needle

I realize this is slightly belated, but: Welcome, 2013! I’ve heard only good things about you, and I expect to fully enjoy your company for the next 364 days. After a glorious holiday with my family in Seattle, I have returned home to NYC rested and rejuvenated and ready to make a fresh start. I’ve got a couple projects to work on this year.


Although I recently took a semester off from Hunter College, I’m about to jump back in and double up on classes. My goal is to finish my 2nd BA in French at the same time I finish my MBA in Fashion. Thus, I hope to receive both degrees in 2014. I also have become a little complacent in my teaching over the past few years, and that’s not good. I want to actively work on becoming a better instructor.


I’ll be taking a couple trips to Paris this winter. In the spring I’ll be heading out to Utah for my little brother’s wedding. That might sound less exciting, but I look forward to reconnecting with extended family, many of whom I haven’t seen in years. I’d like to tack on a summer trip as well, if I can afford it. We’ll see what opportunities arise.

Masting the art of french cooking

I also managed to pick up a copy of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and I already made my first recipe: an amazing (yet simple) onion soup. Heavenly. I plan to keep experimenting in the kitchen, working my burgeoning chef skills over the coming year. Finally, I’d love to seriously kick my sugar addition, and improve my overall health (diet, exercise, sleep). Is that possible? Hard to say. So far I’m off to a weak start. Still, the year is young. There is plenty of time for things to get better.

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