Two Thousand Fifteen

Hello!
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and that you’ve had a beautiful New Year so far.

2014 was such a HUGE year for me…here’s a bit of a recap:

–I started my blog in December 2013, so it’s a little over 1 year old now. For the following reasons, you’ll see why my first year of blogging was also probably the worst year I could have tried to keep up with blogging

–Nick and I moved out of our first apartment; I moved back in at home, he moved to South Carolina

–I finished my last semester of college; I graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing

–I moved out of state for the first time, to South Carolina 

–I got married

–I started working at my dream job; I’m still convinced it was fate…ask me the story sometime! 

Ever since July, life has been just a whirlwind of adventure, full of both happy and sad tears. It’s been an unbelievable 6 months or so, but I’ve never felt better or more fulfilled by where I’m at in my life.
I started my blog with the intention of sharing my DIY projects, my wedding plans, my life changes…etc. But I fell pretty short on those goals. However, with so much going on & being a newbie blogger, I’ve since forgiven myself of my “failures”.

2014 was huge in that it captured many milestones in my life, so as 2015 approached I felt myself feeling a little overwhelmed at how….underwhelming..this year was looking. For a long time, I’ve found myself looking ahead so often that I didn’t spend enough time focusing on being PRESENT. Of course, with such exciting things as college graduation, moving South, getting married, starting a new job, it’s kind of hard to stay focused on the here-and-now. 2014 was easily one of the most stressful years of my life, but I’ve gone so many more places that I ever could have imagined. I’ve met so many wonderful people that I can’t picture my life without, I’ve pushed my own personal limits both mentally & emotionally (still working on that whole physical-limit-pushing thing…Ahem..).

But as 2015 unfolds, I’ve been realizing how important it is to not have life planned out sometimes and to not freak out when it isn’t. We’re all just learning as we go. Positive attitudes and a contagiously happy spirit can change your life.

I’m pretty damn excited to see what this next year holds, more so because I have no idea what this next year holds.
I suppose instead of stressing about the unknown, I’ll just finish my bottle glass of wine, eat my chips & salsa, and finish binge watching Parenthood. (Season 6…please never end.)

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