let's just call this the year of the Grimes
This has been an epic year. There was an apartment, a move and another apartment. A graduation (mine). The start of our blog, some dye jobs, a lot of searches for platforms on ebay and a ton of glaring at catcallers -- even a bit of regretsy. We created a lot but not nearly enough. We listened to a lot of Kate Bush (with me getting the lyrics wrong 90% of the time) and Mattie wowed us all with her dance routines to the Law & Order SVU theme song. There was a little glamour but mostly there was a lot of getting real.
We served some executive realness at jobs and internships -- places where we couldn't wear sheer 24/7 (gasp).
We stopped living in dreams set to our ipod playlists and experienced being in the world a little bit. We tried to figure out how to be goddesses in a world that makes you feel like shit. Where it gets hot and smelly in the summer and you get thigh rub and you have no money but want everything and just end up with a bagel and an ill fitting top from Beacon's Closet but that ends up being enough.
Figuring out what you want to do for now and what you want to do forever.
Realizing that things you thought were so awesome (institutions like fashion/art/whatever) are more complicated and less awesome than you thought.
Thinking a lot about what happiness actually means and how to bring happiness to others. And then that biggie: how to make the world a better place? Soo many brain farts.
Also aside from a lot of cerebral-ing there was a lot of moving in our bodies. We discovered that what you do in the clothes is more important than the clothes themselves -- the adventures you go on. They're meant to get ripped up and sweat stained and uglier. Not just dressing but loving our bodies was an important revelation.
Sorry if this all sounds way dramatic but life is pretty dramatic I would say.
Any advice or lessons you learned this year or will try to live out in 2013? Get all Grandmother Willow on us and share in the comments.
Here are some pictures from the last few months of us existing.
♀ Amanda ♀