I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set down to write this post about me not going to New York Fashion Week, let’s just say I planned for this to be up way before fashion week even started, but here we are a week later and I still don’t really have the words. So let’s just start at the beginning,way before Oh Yeah Kendra was a thought, I dreamed of attending New York Fashion Week. I didn’t know how it was going to happen but I knew it would. A few months back after Swim Week, a PR company that invited me to a few Swim Week shows. Asked me if I would be in New York during fashion week, now prior to this email I had no plans of attending New York fashion week, but as soon as receiving this email I began searching for flights and a possible Airbnb to stay in. The next day I went into work and requested the necessary days off. All was going to plan until a week before my trip to New York Fashion Week. My dog that has been a member of the family for the past 14 years fell ill, and attending fashion week took a back sit to everything going on in my life. Even though I would no longer be attending the shows I was invited to, I decided to still take the time off. The first two days of my stay home vaca I took it easy and the norm, you know browsing Instagram and spend countless hour watch Netflix. By the third and I became restless and began to work on blog post, redesigned @shop.hazed website( I finished it in one day) and shot some of the branded content that up coming due dates. You guessed it at this point I need a vacation from my vacation, so I put the phone and iPad down just in time to celebrate my mother’s 68th Birthday. Usually on her birthday I end up having to work because if you work retail you know you days and nights aren’t really yours, but since this year I wasn’t working I was able to spend the day with her. We first we to a cycling class because cycling is now my thing and I’m trying to make it hers ( so far she’s into it, or at least pretending she is lol) and later in the evening my brother and nieces stopped by to surprise her and celebrate with cake and ice cream. After everyone left and it was just the two of us, I asked her did she enjoy her birthday and she replied…. “This was the best one yet”. At that moment I realized everything truly happens for a reason. There will always be more fashion shows or events or what ever but you have to take the time to spend no matter how simple the moment is with the ones you love.