Oh, 2015: you have exceeded my expectations. I started you a year ago on my hands and knees asking for PROOFPROOF that good things are going to happen. PROOF that love is alive.  PROOF that God answers prayers. PROOF that all my fears are just white noise in my brain. PROOF that all my waiting and work has been worth it. 

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer,” wrote Zora Neale Hurston. Look at all the answers in the images above! Look at all my PROOF!

I got to attend CHA, became an auntie three times, saw my design work realized and turned into product and used and shared, was broken down to shattered little pieces, watched in awe as I put myself back together again, lost an apartment I thought I wanted, found a apartment I knew was ‘it’, took a tiny transformative vacation, asked out my crush, FELL IN FRIGGIN’ LOVE WITH HIM, moved into my new place, made new fabulous friends, celebrated with old friends, crafted, hosted, laughed, danced, played, travelled, bounced, decorated, rested, learned, loved, and LIVED.

How lucky am I to have had this past year of such wonderful things happening? How lucky am I to have had the previous years of fear, doubt, and anxious questioning — so that I could recognize a year of answers when it came?! 

I’m terribly sad to see 2015 go, but I’m incredibly grateful for all it gave me. I don’t know how 2016 could ever measure up, but I’m curious to find out. Here’s hoping for a new year full of BIG things with my BIG love in my BIG, open, awesome apartment!…keeping the momentum going from this magical past year. Cheers to 2015! Happy New Year, everyone!

January 1, 2016

Cheers to 2015: my year of PROOF!

January 1, 2016

Cheers to 2015: my year of PROOF!


  1. amanda

    December 31st, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Love to see that your year has brought you the proof that you were looking for and ended up turning out better than you imagined! XO!

  2. amandarosezampelli@gmail.com

    January 4th, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you, Amanda! <3

  3. Lisa

    January 1st, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and it is so wonderful to read about your journey. I remember reading your early 2015 blog posts and praying that you would find the happiness that you so deserved. I am beyond thrilled to read about all of the great things that have happened to you since. I also think it is so awesome that you are embracing the Latin culture. I am Latina so I’m a little partial to my peeps and my culture. LOL Being from Texas I was HUGE Selena fan since before she passed away and you ROCKED that costume girl! Thank you so much for sharing snippets of your life with us the readers. I can’t tell you how influential so many of your posts have been for me! Happy 2016 Amanda!

    Lisa from TX

  4. amandarosezampelli@gmail.com

    January 4th, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words, Lisa, and thank you for sharing all that above. Thanks so much for reading for years…(wow!)…and I hope to be able to keep you inspired. Happy New Year and God bless!

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