A Look Back At 2013

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Well, hello again. I know it’s been a while, and I think I owe you all an explanation. In reflecting on 2013, it was clearly a year when I really focused on my career. My job is demanding and challenging, and it pushes me to be better every single day. While the Type A in me absolutely fucking loves that, another part of me is exhausted. And long days at work mean less time with my partner, the man who holds my life together while I’m busy at the office. So, in order to get time away from my laptop and time with the people I care about, I had to take a break from blogging.

Though I’d be lying if I played it like my insane schedule was the only thing keeping me from blogging. Those of you who have followed Style by Santina for a while have likely heard me complain about my eczema. And while acupuncture cured me almost entirely of it, a stressful few weeks resulted in a severe outbreak of eczema around my eyes. I wasn’t feeling my most photogenic, and it stuck around for weeks and weeks. Luckily, I’ve been able to get it under control by adopting a gluten-free diet.

So that explains my break. With that behind us, let me say that I cannot believe the year is coming to an end. It went by in a blink! The annual “year in review” posts are some of the most fun to put together. One of the things I love most about blogging is capturing the day-to-day moments, and these are my favorites. Did you see one of yours in the mix?

Lastly, I want to thank you all for coming back and checking in on Style by Santina. Despite not posting at all this month, I’ve felt connected thanks to interactions on Twitter and Instagram. I’m not sure what 2014 holds, but I do hope to get back to a regular posting schedule that works for me.

Happy New Year!

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