My reflections of years past have always served as reminders for the things that I have yet to do. In 2013, I managed to accomplish great things, things that I will forever be proud of, but I have fvcked up equally as much as I've soared. It took moving 4 times this year, between various tours and travels, to realize that my hometown is now an elaborate fantasy. A place that I have finally accepted that I need to leave. I learned that sometimes I have to break my own heart in order to move on and do the things I need to do. This year, more than any other, I realized that anything is possible but only if I'm willing to sacrifice in equal parts. I'm not sad about the things I've lost this year because they are equal to all the experiences I've gained. 2014 will be beautiful and new and I'm ready and excited in a way that I haven't felt for years. I'm ecstatic to see what the incredible people around me will continue to create, and my heart and head soar when I think about what we are all capable of. A tip of my glass, to everyone. Let's keep this all going.
Marisa is in the band Mannequin Pussy and is the music curator of the Le Sigh. She is a virgo and a dreamboat and an all around awesome human being that will hopefully decide to one day--very soon--visit LA.