Poor Little Rich Girl

Good times. Good vibes. Good company.

Hello lovelies!!

I know, I know, it's certainly been awhile to say the least.  I hope you and your loved ones are all doing well--healthy, safe, smart & adapting as best you can during this scary, difficult, and strange time that is the pandemic of COVID19.

I've come to the decision that after 10 wonderful years of sharing my thoughts, feelings, experiences, musings, recommendations and opinions on the various aspects of my life--fashion, food, travel, politics and everything in between, to say goodbye to Poor Little Rich Girl.

I am, to this day, so beautifully overwhelmed by the unexpected interest and support received from you all in what originally started off as a more convenient way to keep my family and friends around the world in the loop, following my move to Denmark to attend boarding school in Nyborg.  Thank you so much for checking in time and time again even with prolonged absences and ever-changing content.  You guys are incredible!! Thank you so much for being a part of this journey--it's been a blast!

I've struggled for quite some time with the ability to keep consistent, up-to-date posts flowing on here and while I can say that I've truly loved having this space to share and to be able to look back upon and reminisce, laugh and cry over the experiences through this decade of transformative growth, I just don't think I have the same desire, time, or space in the direction my life is going to be able to truly commit to quality content.

For those who don't know, I am in Denmark with Lina and have been staying out here on our beloved Fyn with our Mama since late March where we felt it was the best decision for ourselves and our family, to relocate from DC and Boston to Denmark, to brace for the impact that is COVID'19.  A lot has happened these past few months including my second, heartbreaking rejection from the New York Bar Exam, went through the emotionally exhausting process of indeed deciding to sit it a third time only to find myself unable to do so because BOLE's decision to restrict the exam (moved from July to September) takers to first-time students from 15 universities in New York alone,  Lina finishing up her time at GW, graduating with a BA in Environmental Studies & Biological Anthropology, we adopted a sweet little black kitty called Moon, I made the decision to move back to Denmark, leaving The States behind and once again, having to relinquish my long-standing dream/plan to move to New York City (for now), I started up doing some Pro Bono work for Medical Legal Partnership Boston and the Grassroots Law Project and finally, most recently, I  have secured my first paid legal position at a Danish-American boutique firm in Copenhagen as their legal assistant with the possibility of a full-time position in the near future.

It has been a wild ride that I have so enjoyed and am so thankful that I made the decision to start up this blog back in 2010 and make it public.  Practically speaking, for the time being, I will still have this website up and running, as well as the FB page but may at some point take them down.  Otherwise, I will be sharing the crazy bits & pieces of my life solely via my Instagram profile, xxemkirstinexx.  Hope to "see" you there ;)

Who's to say what the future holds?! Perhaps my priorities will shift and I'll be back on here soon again but until such a hypothetical time, much as I still feel as though there are a million things I want to say but I think the most important are thank you, stay safe, smart, and healthy, please take care of one another, our magnificent planet, and be kind--to yourself, to those around you, to those you might not know or understand.

Lots of love and many thank you's and well wishes,
xxEm

Nyborg, 2013 
The day I got my IB hat on!



Vester Skerninge, 2020
This year's Sankt Hans, prancing around the garden living my best Danish life (funnily/full-circle worthy enough in my IB graduation dress!)


Vester Skerninge, 2020
Mama, Lina, baby Moon & I on Sankt Hans <3


Copenhagen, 2020
A collage of photos taken on the day I signed by contract at Thomas Martin!


January and February passed with dance classes, gym time, new routines, clean and scrumptious cooking, the anniversary of Daddy's passing, some new goodies, beautiful light winter days and nights, early voting and lots of love and support breaking up the constant that otherwise looked a lot like this: New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, New York Bar prep, and New York Bar prep.

xxEm

























Boston was frighteningly warm upon my arrival (so much for travelling with a giant winter coat) and while the trip back felt like a long one, I can't complain too much considering I got back without a hitch unlike poor Lina who was stranded in Cayman and hand to overnight in Florida before getting back to D.C.

Being on island gave me the ability to reflect and look inwards to create a shift in perspective that I hoped to carry with me even once I left.  As I'm writing this, it's now the 27th. of January and although the past few days have been hard, I'm determined to move forward with that lightness and brightness I spoke up guiding the way.

I'm back in the deep, dark depths of Bar prep but thankfully, everything seems to be going well so far!! I haven't had any panic attacks yet and am attacking it head-on, but in a smarter way than before, now that I know how.

One good thing about coming home from holiday is being able to reestablish your routines and given that the changes to mine recently have only been positive attempts to create a better, healthier, happier, life for myself, it's been nice to be able to dedicate myself fully to this.  I've gotten pretty good at eating breakfast now and waking up relatively early rather than staying up until the wee hours of the morn, have started going to dance classes once a week and hope to continue my love of swimming at BU's gym.  I was making time, twice a week, for vocal training as it's been far too long since I prioritised doing things that bring me true happiness over the hard practicalities needed in achieving my goals.

The overall goal I'd say is to not let things I have very little or no control over have the power over me that they have before, to start befriending my anxiety, and implement the seemingly small changes that will in the overall be the building blocks of a creating the life that I want for myself. The fact that this is all happening in January to me has nothing to do with the "new year new me" phase many tap out of as the weeks roll by but more so, I feel, simply needed to happen.  "It's been a long time coming," seems more accurate and with this newly-discovered positive energy, we power forward!

This month Mama turned 55 and finally got that Black Louis bag she's been wishing for (see the adorable tear-filled Skype screenshots below), Lina was given an amazing opportunity to be flown back to Cayman in March to work with the Blue Iguanas (AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!) and I've otherwise been busy keeping up with all of the above.  Bar prep is about to get into the more intense stages with under a month left before the big days are here once again so, as aforementioned, content on here is likely going to be delayed and lighter than usual.

Lots of love and light to you all,
xxEm






















All good things must come to an end...for reasons I'll never know, understand or accept but we used our last two days on islands for every last gorgeous sea-salt soaked drop they were worth.  Lina spent her morning at the Blue Iguana sanctuary and out on one of the nature reserves here doing her networking thanggg and whilst not quite in the same badass range as her, I too spent my morning amongst the animals of Cayman at Spott's Beach.

Last time we were here, I remember us not having seen any but I also want to say that it was very, very windy and the waves were quite rough so we'd only tried our luck from land.  This time around, although quite windy, the waves weren't that bad so I swam half the length of the beach in the hopes of spotting but a single turtle.  Patience is a virtue!! Almost out at the reef and a ways away from my starting point I saw not one, not two, but six friggin turtles!!! Incredible.  I tried to give them space, continuously swimming backwards but these little guys wanted to get up close and personal!  Watching them graze, looking into their gentle eyes, swimming out in their natural habitat...encountering wild animals that allow you to share their space, their home, is one of the most remarkable experiences.  Thank you little dudes!! You rounded off an amazing trip on an amazing high note!

Now, some of you may not know this but Lina has a pretty deeply-rooted fear of the ocean that's only grown in the past couple of years.  She took some great steps whilst being here, coming out for a swim and even snorkelling a little bit with Helene but we didn't want to push her.  She was dropped off at Spotts and on a high after one hell of a morning with some cool creatures and equally as cool individuals who've dedicated their lives to studying and protecting them.

After basically squealing out how her morning had gone, I flipped out over my own recent encounter and she decided she'd give it a go!! We walked the length of the beach until we got to roughly where I thought I'd been swimming when I'd last spotted the turtles about 45 minutes prior.  There was no guarantee and to get out there, we had to swim through a fair amount of sea grass but it was still decently close to shore so we gave it a go.  Once we got out there, Lina told me she couldn't do it after all and had to go back in.  Back on dry land, I proposed an idea as to a plan.  She could wait on shore and I would go out and have a look around to see if I might be lucky enough to spot one more turtle friend, and flag her down in the hopes that she could and would be willing to swim out to where I was to come and say hi.  Would you believe our luck? I BLOODY FOUND HER A TURTLE.  Almost a full month later and I'm still in awe as to how lucky we were here man.  I'm so happy she got to have this experience and am so very proud of her for facing her fears!  That's my girl!!

We bid farewell to Seven Mile Beach, enjoyed one more seaside meal out at Macabuca, awoke to the bright green leaves, outlined in golden shimmer from the rising sun, had some colouring time with Louie, and suddenly it was time to wave goodbye and with tear-stained cheeks, return to our homes on the East Coast.  This family sucks at goodbyes and Louie really knows how to yank on those heart strings!! What started off as a casual colouring session wound up with him making a good ten drawings for us to take home, "So when you look at them you can remember me and miss me." I'M NOT CRYING, I'M BAWLING!!!

Thank you Cayman for letting us into your sweet, loving, magical Paradise.  This time around, I'm leaving lighter and brighter than when I came and I am so thankful.

Until next time!!
xxEm



























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