“I’m just trying to be me
Doing what I got to do
Some people think that I’m
Just sittin’ on top of the world” – Brandy
As I sit in my apartment, and reflect on this past very interesting year of my life, I wanted to share a few personal things with my readers. First and foremost, tomorrow is a very important day for me. A day to say ‘thank you’ to you, my friends. Aside from waking up every day and having tremendous gratitude, it is a day to publically share it, and celebrate it. It is and also always has been a day of personal reflection and celebration of my wonderful friends and my loving and supportive family.
This past year has been one I never anticipated in my wildest dreams. I traveled, I lived, I loved…. And even managed to date a sociopath in between, which post that situation, granted me a six-month sabbatical to focus on myself, my career and spend the last two months of my grandfathers life by his side.
To start this off on a positive note, I sought the courage to embark on my passion of writing and I launched my dream: MsErinsita. I also pursued my passions of continuing to give back to my community. Most recently, thanks to Brian Long and his husband Todd Corder, I spent some time cooking at the Ronald McDonald house for sick children and their families from South and Central America. I also further dedicated myself to the arts, as I became more heavily involved with the National YoungArts Foundation, an organization that truly touches me and impacts the lives of artists globally. I feel blessed for being able to touch others in whatever capacity. I was also able to see my Aunt – Uncle, A.L. Steiner be a chosen artist at the Whitney at their Biennial during the Armory Art Show in New York City. And last but not least, I witnessed my baby brother, Jonathan, marry the love of his life, Jessica, on what would have been the 68th wedding anniversary of my grandparents. That was the best day of my life.
On a more challenging note, this year I lost my best friend of 31 years to cancer, when my strength and true love, my grandfather Samuel Steiner passed away. With that being said, I am grateful for those 31 years we spent together, and I am blessed that he only suffered for two months. Even though my heart will forever be broken, I now understand truly how dangerous cancer is, and how it affects humanity. Until something happens to you personally, one will never understand.
My goal is to continuously inspire you. Experience life through my eyes and as you continue to follow me on my journey, which includes my passions of fashion, travel, beauty, society and art, I hope to never disappoint.
Remember, always give back, enjoy your family, kiss them, cherish them, wake up every day and say thank you and god bless!