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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

I would like to start out by thanking all of you for your tremendous support in 2014. VIP has grown in ways that I never imagined, and I have grown as a person–from learning to juggle two blogs to conquering many teaching obstacles. Thank you guys for showing me that there are no such things as pipe dreams–any and all dreams are obtainable if we put our mind, body, and soul into making sure those dreams become a reality. I feel blessed and loved and supported–2014 was a marvelous year, and I cannot wait to see what 2015 not only holds for VIP, but also for me as a writer–and for all of you, my fabulous fans!

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Looking back on 2014, it feels like everything that was accomplished took place over more than 365 days. I started a new adventure here in Johnson City, I climbed to the tip of The Blowing Rock (despite my fear of plummeting to my death *wink*), I met two of my fashion heroes–Betsey Johnson and Rebecca Minkoff, I interviewed the cutie-pie from Bath Crashers–Matt Muenster (as well as Ahmed Hassan, Emily Ellyn, and Todd Wilbur!), I attended two of the coolest music festivals in this area–Blue Plum and Rhythm & Roots, I experienced first hand the devastating damage of tornadoes, I worked several super awesome B-Metro live social media events, and so much more! I feel like I am in a dazzling dream, and it is all thanks to y’all!

Photo by Amberle Rogers.

Photo by Amberle Rogers. (Destruction after EF4 tornado hit my hometown)

I can remember when I first started my blog, and I was lucky to post once a week…much less five times a week! What started out as an outlet has blossomed into something about which I am truly passionate. VIP has inspired me to become a bigger and better me…a more open and vibrant me. VIP has inspired me to…well, be me!

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So, thanks y’all for another amazing year! I am so happy that y’all have been here for the adventure *wink*

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”

–Neil Gaiman

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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