Happy Holidays and almost New Year! 2016, for me, was a year of building and saying 'yes'. I dove in (slightly terrified) and said 'yes' to ModaMD 6 months ago with the mission to step out behind my white coat and share passions outside of my career -- like my love of fashion -- and to encourage other professional women to explore their passions both in and out of the office. It has been such an exciting creative outlet for me and the feedback from you all has been stellar! Featuring the other amazing doctors in my life -- and even meeting new #girlbosses has been the absolute most special thing. One of my favorite Moda moments this past year was hearing from a colleague that her niece always loved playing dress-up with her dolls but after her Moda feature these dolls were now doctor dolls (I could have cried!!). This site is as much about women working now as it is for our nieces, like my little fashionista-future-face-of-ModaMD-niece, Grace, playing with her 'doctor kit' in front of the tree.
This Christmas, I went through 12 months of photos (thank you, iPhone). I encourage you all to take 30 minutes and do the same -- pick 1-2 from each month that mean something to you, remind you of a person or event, or simply make you smile. Print them out, make a calendar, or just change your iPhone background for a bit. Taking time to review the last 365 days is important! For me, it reminded me of how much progress, joy, new little people, new travels and new experiences I was lucky to have in 2016. I am grateful and thankful to you all for your support and guidance along the way.
Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Be safe!